directprint.io - Setting up on-printer secure print
Setting up on-printer secure print
directprint.io supports on printer secure print release using the built-in capability of the printer to hold the job until the user enters the correct pin number to release the job at the printer.
The functionality is configured through the use of manufacturer-specific mini PPD files that instruct the printer how to handle and hold the job.
This guide explains how to configure the directprint.io system to enable secure print release at the printer.
The system generates the username and PIN number from Google login credentials.
Step 1 - Enable the correct printer PPD
- Under the Advanced Settings section of ‘Edit Printer’ select the correct mini-PPD that relates to the make/model of printer that is being targeted for Secure Printing.
Example of a Ricoh printer enabled with the secure print PPD.
This step associates the PPD with the printer so that PIN/Passwords can be correctly encoded into the printer’s PJL (printer job language).
Step 2) Create a policy that includes ‘PIN release at printer’
Create or edit a policy that has ‘PIN release at printer’ enabled
Step 3) Associate the policy with the printer/room/property/OU etc.
Tip: We suggest that the policy is associated at the printer level.
Under Printer-> Edit Printer
Select the name of the policy that was created/edited in Step 2).
Step 4) Refresh the client
Clients refresh their printer configurations at a 30-minute interval.
To force an update of the policy and PPD, hit the refresh icon next to ‘Active printer list’ within the client application,
The application will show a small yellow lock over the printer icon if the configuration is successful.
Kyocera printer with secure print enabled.
Step 5) Print
On the client device, select print, select the printer.
The Client application will display the PIN and username that the printer will use to hold the job in a pop-up bottom right of the screen.
To find a user’s PIN at any time select ‘Client Info’ from within the client application (bottom-right corner, below the printer list).
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