Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116759
RFE: Support for Windows domain users authentication in system-config-printer
Last modified: 2008-05-29 06:55:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
I would like to get support for allowing a domain/username/password
when setting up a SMB printer. To browse for printers, I have to
provide my Windows authentication first. Once that is provided, I can
see many printers. If I cannot authenticate first, no printers are
found, and I have to manually input them.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select SMB printer
2. No authentication is allowed
Actual Results: No authentication is allowed
Expected Results: I'd like to authenticate first and then be able to
browse the printers
Created attachment 98021 [details]
Patch for the gui to allow an authentication box
Created attachment 98022 [details]
Use the previous authentication to check for Windows printers. Once you choose a printer, try that same authentication instead of asking for authentication again.
Could you take out the magic user names and IP addresses please? :-)
Also, please don't comment out replaced code, just remove code that
you don't want and it makes the patch easier to understand.
What are the consequences of this patch for users who use no
Created attachment 98224 [details]
GUI patch that creates an authentication box
Created attachment 98225 [details]
New utils patch
Ack...is there any way to delete the previous attachments? I edited
them, I just didn't save them before I attached them.
Created attachment 98226 [details]
Util patch minus the commented code
Sorry about the commented code. I kept it there for my own sanity.
For users who use no authentication, they can just click OK, and it
won't use any authentication. Perhaps we could add a checkbox that
will allow authentication (or not). We always authenticate here, so I
just put authentication in as the default.
system-config-printer has been re-written for Fedora Core 6, and unfortunately
this feature did not get integrated in time before the re-write.
I would be very grateful if you could adapt your patch for the new 0.7.x version
of system-config-printer, available in Fedora Core 6 test 2 (and rawhide/Fedora
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Work is progressing to get much better support for SMB printing in
system-config-printer-0.9.91-1.fc10 has the beginnings of support for this;
however it doesn't yet work due to (I think) libsmbclient issues.
All fixed now.