# Ubuntu – What permission do I need to add an HP printer with hp-setup

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I try to install my printer using the following command:

hp-setup 10.2.1.99


As you might expect my printer has the IP 10.2.1.99. It is a HP Color LaserJet 2700n.

Everything works well until the very last step when I have chosen the PPD file and clicked Add Printer. I then get prompted with a box where I can write Username and Password, and the text:

You do not have permission to add a printer

I've tried entering credentials to all accounts I can think of that exists in our office, but it does not seem to work.

If I press cancel when prompted, I get this text in the console:

Printer queue setup failed. Could not connect to CUPS Server. Is user added to "lpadmin" group(s)

What permission is it that I need?

• Add your user to the lp user group. Use the following command to accomplish the task:

# gpasswd -a [user] lp