lppasswd − add, change, or delete digest passwords.

lppasswd [ ‐a ] [ ‐g groupname ] [ ‐x ] [ username ]

lppasswd adds, changes, or deletes passwords in the CUPS
digest password file, passwd.md5. When run by a normal user,
lppasswd will prompt for the old and new passwords. When run
by the super‐user, lppasswd can add new accounts (‐a
username), change existing accounts (username), or delete
accounts (‐x username) in the digest password file. Digest
usernames do not have to match local UNIX usernames, but
only UNIX usernames are supported by the CUPS client
programs (lp(1), lpr(1), etc.)

The ‐g option specifies a group other than the system group
‐ "sys", "system", or "root", depending on the operating

The lppasswd command is installed setuid to root. While
every attempt has been made to make it secure against
exploits that could grant super‐user priviledges to
unpriviledged users, paranoid system administrators may wish
to disable or change the ownership of the program to an
unpriviledged account.

lp(1), lpr(1), CUPS Software Administrators Manual, CUPS
Software Users Manual,

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