Enable CUPS for Printers on Mac OSX

CUPS is a network printing service used by Mac computers. 

It allows you to set up your printers on a network, and customize options such as cash drawer setup.

First off, go to http://localhost:631/printers/.

A screen will appear saying 'Web Interface is Disabled'

To enable CUPS:

1. Select and copy 'cupsctl WebInterface=yes'

2. Next, click the magnifying glass in the top right-hand corner of your screen and search for 'Terminal'.

3. Once in the terminal, paste in 'cupsctl WebInterface=yes' and click enter.

Now you should be able to go to http://localhost:631/printers/ and see your installed printers.


Your username and password for CUPS will be the same as your Mac username and password. You can check your Mac username in System Preferences - Users & Groups.

To change settings for your printer, click the desired printer.

This guide is for information purposes only. While every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date, some information is subject to change.