Hiding the PaperCut account from the login screen on Mac print servers

KB Home   |   Hiding the PaperCut account from the login screen on Mac print servers

Main.MacPrintServerHidePaperCutAccountOnLoginScreen History

Hide minor edits - Show changes to output

Changed lines 7-8 from:
Prior to version 13.1, this service account would be displayed on the login screen of Mac print servers by default, despite it not being a regular user account that anyone could log in as (it has no password).  In version 13.1 and newer this account is hidden from the login screen by default.  This account can be hidden manually from a Terminal window as follows:
to:
Prior to version 13.1, this service account would be displayed on the login screen of Mac print servers by default, despite it not being a regular user account that anyone could log in as (it has no password).  In version 13.1 and newer this account is hidden from the login screen by default.

To hide this user from the login screen in versions prior to 13.1 the following command can be used in a Terminal window
:
Changed lines 7-9 from:
This service account will be displayed on the login screen of Mac print servers by default, despite it not being a regular user account that anyone could log in as (it has no password).  The following article explains how to hide user accounts from the login screen on a Mac:
->http://www
.macworld.com/article/52200/2006/08/hidelogin.html
to:
Prior to version 13.1, this service account would be displayed on the login screen of Mac print servers by default, despite it not being a regular user account that anyone could log in as (it has no password).  In version 13.1 and newer this account is hidden from the login screen by default.  This account can be hidden manually from a Terminal window as follows:

[-[@sudo defaults write
/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow HiddenUsersList -array-add 'papercut'@]-]
Changed line 14 from:
[-Keywords: PaperCut NG Host User, hide welcome screen user-]
to:
[-Keywords: PaperCut NG Host User, hide welcome screen user-]
Changed line 11 from:
''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.MacOS|+]]
to:
''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.Mac|+]]
Added lines 1-13:
(:title Hiding the PaperCut account from the login screen on Mac print servers:)
(:description How to hide the PaperCut account from the login screen on Mac print servers.:)
(:keywords PaperCut NG Host User, hide welcome screen user:)

On Mac print servers (systems that you set up as a primary or secondary PaperCut server), PaperCut creates a host user or service account.  This account is used to run the various services and processes required to track printing.  Running as a service account allows the administrator to manage access control and have more comfort in the security of the system than if those processes ran as @@root@@ (a security faux pas).

This service account will be displayed on the login screen of Mac print servers by default, despite it not being a regular user account that anyone could log in as (it has no password).  The following article explains how to hide user accounts from the login screen on a Mac:
->http://www.macworld.com/article/52200/2006/08/hidelogin.html

----
''Categories:'' [[Category.Administration|+]], [[Category.MacOS|+]]
----
[-Keywords: PaperCut NG Host User, hide welcome screen user-]

Comments

Share your findings and experience with other PaperCut users. Feel free to add comments and suggestions about this Knowledge Base article. Please don't use this for support requests.

Article last modified on February 07, 2013, at 01:10 AM
Printable View   |   Article History   |   Edit Article