After adding printer in MacBook Pro, users can’t print page. When they try to print, print job is held with the following status:-
On hold (authentication required):
Solution 1: Enter users ID and password
- Click the Resume button.
- Enter your user id and password in the authentication window.
Solution 2: Delete printer based password in Keychain
If you are still getting “Authentication Required” error when your try to connecting to a shared printer which is connected to a Mac or Windows,
- Launch Keychain Access and delete all items/passwords linked to the problem printer.
- Try to print again.
- It now show a dialog box to enter your username and password.
- Enter Username : guest, Password : guest.
- Tick he check box “remember” in keychain.
- Press OK.
Mac Hold For Authentication
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Choose Print & Fax (or Print & Scan) or Printers & Scanners. Hold down the Control key as you click in the list at the left, then choose “Reset printing system” from the menu that appears. Then, click the + (plus sign that you see on the Printers & Scanners window, and not on the keyboard) sign to add printer. Select your printer from the list. I understand that you are trying to use an HP ENVY 5544 All-in-One Printer with a Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan computer and you are being prompted to enter a username, which is pre-filled with 'guest', and a password. Voice auto tune app free. Followed by an 'Held for Authentication' message in the queue. I would like to help.