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How to require a password for shared printers in OS X

PrinterIconXIf you have a printer set up on your Mac, then sharing it has always been a relatively simple process. Doing so allows anyone on the local network or who have remote access to the current system via iCloud’s Back To My Mac service, to see your printer as a nearby printer in the standard print dialogue. By default, this setup allows anyone to print to the shared printer; however, you can also set restrictions to require authentication before printing is allowed. Continue reading

Overcome ‘Authentication Required’ error for shared printers in OS X

PrinterIconXIf you have a USB printer available, then one of the easiest ways to make it a communal printer is to share it on the network. However, there may be times when in attempting to print to such printers, you see your print job spool to the device, but it then sits in your print queue with a small message that states something about the job being on hold with authentication required.

This issue may happen for several reasons, and generally can be fixed with a few quick adjustments: Continue reading

How to access your Mac’s printer from anywhere

PrinterIconXIf you have a printer at home or at work that is configured with a Mac Mini, iMac, Mac Pro or other Mac that you have as a desktop workstation, then you might have found you can share the system’s configured printer to have it work as a print server. This will allow you to easily print from any system connected to the local network; however, in addition you can use this to print to your printer from practically anywhere on the internet. Continue reading