Mac Users: A new macOS MyPrint driver package is now available. We encourage all Mac users to update to this driver to improve your printing experience. For more information, see the MyPrint: Configure Printer on Device page.

If you are off campus, use the VPN

If you are in an off-campus location, you will first need to connect to the VPN. Login at http://vpn.bu.edu. Once you are connected to the VPN, follow the instructions below to begin printing. If you are printing from an on-campus location, or if you are already connected to the VPN, you are ready to proceed.

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Linux

macOS (10.11 or later)

Users running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or below are advised to update to the latest version of macOS or use the MyPrint Web Upload system to print documents. These operating systems are no longer supported by MyPrint.

Installing MyPrint Printers

Download the Installer Package Available Here.

  1. Double click the BU_MyPrint.dmg icon.
  2. Double Click BU MyPrint Installer.
  3. The application will confirm that the printers have been installed. Click Exit to close the installer.
  4. You should now see the printers installed in System Preferences >> Printers and Scanners.

Once you have installed the printers, you will need to authenticate to the print server the first time you print. Please see Authenticate to MyPrint Printers below.

Authenticate to MyPrint Printers

  1. Open the file you wish to print.
  2. Go to the “File” menu and select “Print.”
  3. From the printer dropdown, select the printer that you want to use.
  4. Click the Print button.
  5. When the authentication dialog appears, enter the following information:
    • Type your BU login name in login format. For example, if your BU email is rhett@bu.edu, enter rhett.
    • Type your BU Kerberos password.
    • Check the remember this password in my keychain box.
    • Click OK.

Your job is now queued for printing. However, it will not be printed (nor will your quota be charged) until you release your print job.

Windows (7 or later)

  1. Go to the Start Menu and select Run. If you do not see the Run Program (e.g. Windows 7 users) go to Search Programs and Files and type Run. You will then be able to see it and press Enter to launch it.
  2. Within the Run window, type \\terrierprint.bu.edu and click OK.terrierprint
  3. When the authentication dialog appears, enter the following information OR
    if an authentication request does not appear but you can see printers listed, you are already authenticated and can proceed to Step 4.

    • Type your BU login name in AD\login format, so if your BU email is rhett@bu.edu, enter AD\rhett.
    • Type your Kerberos password.
    • Check the Save Password box (As mentioned above, Windows Home does not have an option to save the password).
    • Click OK.
    • If your authentication fails, you might first need to Kerberos synchronize your account.
  4. A window will appear that displays available printers.MyPrint Icons for Windows
  5. Double click the printer you want installed on your system. (You will need to install them one at a time.)
  6. The driver will automatically be downloaded and installed on your system. If prompted, indicate that you Trust the source and Install the printer.
  7. Once you’ve installed all the printers you want to install, you can close the terrierprint.bu.edu window.

Linux

Wherever possible, we recommend using the MyPrint Web Upload system to print documents from Linux.