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KB-1926: How to set up authenticated printing on Mac OS X

Mac & PC Management Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:11 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectControl on Mac OS X 10.6 and higher


How to setup authenticated printing on the Mac?


There are three ways to setup authenticated printing with Centrify:


  1. Use the "Specify printer list" group policy under

    User Configuration / Centrify Settings / Mac OS X Settings / Printing Settings / "Specify printer list"

    Note: This GP installs the printers with generic postscript drivers.

  2. To install printers with their specific drivers, use the KB at:
  3. To install printers manually, use the following steps:
    • Further detail on these steps and authenticated printing can be found on pg39 of the Centrify Admin Guide for Mac OS X:

    1. On the Mac, go to System Preferences > Print & Scan
    2. Press the [ + ] button to add a new printer and select "Add Printer or Scanner..."

    3. On the "Add" dialogue, either right-click or Control+click on a space next to the Windows icon in the tool bar and select "Customize Toolbar..."

    4. Drag the "Advanced" icon to the toolbar and click "Done".
    5. Select the newly added Advanced option and the printer can now be added under the type: Windows Printer via Centrify DirectControl

Note: If printers have been added but authenticated printing is not working, please see the following KB for troubleshooting steps:

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