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Re: How do I require a password to print?

282 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 14, 2009 10:20 AM by Király RSS
rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,150 points)
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Sep 7, 2009 5:59 PM
Users of that account now need to have an administrator's username and password entered when they want to print.


I am asking a question here. I haven't tried it.


Doesn't this give away the farm? A regular user has an admin user & password.

I guess you could mark this user as not being able to login. They could still get into terminal & play around.

Robert
iMac G3 600, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,470 points)
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    Sep 14, 2009 10:20 AM (in response to rccharles)
    rccharles wrote:
    Users of that account now need to have an administrator's username and password entered when they want to print.


    I am asking a question here. I haven't tried it.


    Doesn't this give away the farm? A regular user has an admin user & password.


    No. I'm thinking of the scenario where a managed user (e.g. a child) uses a non-admin account and doesn't know the admin username/password. Even in a managed account, the user has unlimited printing capabilities. My tip allows printing under the managed account to be limited thus:

    Dad, I'm ready to print now. Can you please come and enter the password?

    This way, Junior cannot print anything that Dad does not allow.
    eMac (PowerPC G4, 1.25GHz, 1.5GB RAM, USB 2.0), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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