- What is on-printer secure print release?
- How do I enable secure print with a printer using directprint.io?
What is on-printer secure print release?
directprint.io supports on-printer secure print release using the built-in capability of the printer. This holds print jobs until the user enters the correct pin number, which releases the print jobs 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.
User typing in a pin number to release a print job.
How do I enable secure print with a printer using directprint.io?
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.
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).
Create a policy that includes ‘PIN release at printer’
Create or edit a policy that has 'PIN release at printer' enabled.
Highlighting of the 'PIN release at printer' option within the secure printing release dropdown list.
Associate the policy with the printer/room/property/OU etc.
Under Printer, select 'Edit Printer'. Then within the Policy dropdown list, select the name of the policy that was created/edited in the previous step.
Tip: We suggest that the policy is associated at the printer level.
Selecting the recently created policy within the Policy dropdown list.
Refresh the client
The client refreshes its printer configuration in 30-minute intervals. To force refresh an update of the policy and PPD, hit the refresh icon (image of icon provided below) 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.
On the client device, select print and select the printer. The client application will then display the PIN & 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 which is located below the printer list found in the bottom-right corner.