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I saw this this question and followed its answer, but the problem persists for me. Once I send a document to print, this dialog box (in figure) opens up and shows "Held for authentication". Then I right-click and enter my username and password and then the pdf is sent to the network printer. Authentication

Is there a way to store my username and password? The 'Remember password' option does not work. I do not want to remove authentication (can't see how the network printer will identify me if I am not authenticated, as the network is based on Windows), I just want to save my username and password into some appropriate file so that I do not have to key in every time.

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Does "Remember password" not work? Do you search a program to save passwords? – prophecy201 Feb 27 '13 at 12:23
No, it doesn't, unfortunately. Instead of a program for doing pwds (I do not know about them), I thought I could save in some text file from which this program collects its data. – Bravo Feb 27 '13 at 12:26
Is the username/password to your local machine or to the printer itself? – David Mar 12 '13 at 2:35
@David: It is the network printer and I have to log in with my network username and password. – Bravo Mar 12 '13 at 11:10
can you change your local password to be the same as the network one – jet Mar 13 '13 at 20:26

that's a bug, look at bugs.launchpad

on another page they write:

If I don't type anything, the window's form says that I will send my username only (and a blank password) but wireshark shows that it is instead sending the correct username and password (which I entered into the printers folder, but which is hidden).

maybe it works for you

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This might work. Although you are not sharing a printer on your computer the fact that you install Samba and connect to a share on your network means you might get authentication via Samba. I haven't tried it personally but its worth a shot.

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