Is it possible to password protect a shared printer?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reliability, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. reliability macrumors newbie

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    Dear all

    My printer is connected to my Mac Mini through the USB port and is shared with my MacBook Pro. I am on a large intranet and am worried about other people using my printer. Is it possible to password protect my shared printer?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    Not that I know of. As long as you don't have printer sharing on, you should be the only one that can print there. And if someone sees an unfamiliar printer, it's not like their going to print there.
     
  3. reliability thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thank you.

    I am also thinking no one would want to print on an unfamiliar printer, but you never know. It should be possible to restrict, in my opinion.
     

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