Admin credentials asked by surprise and remembered by surprise

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

  1. RumorToRuleThemAll macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2016
    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.

  2. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    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

    Sep 30, 2016
    No I did not click on the lock. I was just prompted for a password.

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