Admin credentials asked by surprise and remembered by surprise

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RumorToRuleThemAll, May 22, 2017.

  1. RumorToRuleThemAll macrumors newbie

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    I wanted to change the name of my printer. As I am always logged in using a non-administrator account I was asked for administrator credentials. I am surprised by this because the text-box fields were not greyed out (example: at the network setting they are greyed out). However I found the following even more curious: my entered admin credentials are remembered. After changing the name or the location of the printer I could change it over and over again without being asked for admin credentials.

    Can other people confirm this and give their opinion on this.

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  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Printers can be installed/managed by standard users too, unless a printer is shared. If this printer was set up by you, as a standard user, then you likely did not need the administrator access. Standard users also need administrator access to share a printer over the network.

    Did you click on the lock or were you prompted for a password?
     
  3. RumorToRuleThemAll, May 22, 2017
    Last edited: May 22, 2017

    RumorToRuleThemAll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I did not click on the lock. I was just prompted for a password.
     

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