I am not 100% certain how you remotely print to a specific GlowForge. But it will have to boil down to acquiring the IP Address of the GlowForge target. This would then be either with a serial number through the GF servers, or with a URL through general internet. The serial number seems the most likely with the cloud based software aspect.
I would like to have a feature where we can give people limited access codes. Either by time limit or print limit.
Most people whom I authorize to print on my GlowForge will be authorized to do it anytime, and will typically be in the same room as the printer. But I can see how some other people may not run things in such a manner. Random people who do not have their own GlowForge may use our owner’s map to locate one in the area, and cold-call to ask to get something cut.
Or, going even more wild… we could invent forum based games/activities where we all collaborate on a cut project. (This would be seriously awesome BTW)
For these cases… I don’t want the people whom I have passing acquaintance with to be able to send random things to my GlowForge (most of the time probably by accident) in the future. This leaves me with a random glowing button and no idea what will happen if I accept (BTW… how do we refuse a print from the GF itself, if we do not know why the button happens to be glowing, or otherwise don’t have access to the computer which sent the request anymore? ie - requested a cut from home computer, then drove to work and decided not to do it afterall).
So yeah… let us have temporary codes to let people cut on our GF without giving them lifetime access.