directprint.io supports SSO with Microsoft. To use this feature you must use Printer Deployment & Allocation with MS Azure.
To ensure that directprint.io can successfully establish a link between your directprint.io account and your directprint.io Azure AD enterprise application, we provide an Azure Sign On code. Your Azure Sign On code can be found here https://directprint.io/admin/azure.
There are two methods by which you can use your Azure Sign On code;
- Share it with your users so that they can enter it into directprint.io when signing in via Microsoft and prompted.
- RECOMMENDED - Use Windows Environment variables / MacOS plist entries to automate this process for your uses.
Windows environment variables
To silently use the Azure Sign-on code with Windows set the following environment variable via a Group Policy. Here is an example.
Ensure the code "uxep" is replaced with your organization's Sign-on code.
Or set it via Group policy:
Additionally for Windows Server environments here is an article explaining how to set env-var via group policy:
Sample batch commands to set environment variables
Setting the signon code at the machine level (requires administrator privilege)
setx DIRECTPRINT_SIGNON_CODE uxep /m
Setting the signon code at the user level
setx DIRECTPRINT_SIGNON_CODE uxep
macOS plist entries
To silently use QuickCodes and/or the Azure Sign-on code, take the following steps:
- When installing the directprint.io application using JAMF or a similar deployment tool you also have the option to install a com.directprint.io.plist file (see attachment) onto the device (N.B. System not User level).
- Its contents must contain the following (see attached file as an example).
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<string>xc12,i2vt</string><!-- change this to contain a list of QuickCodes -->
<string>uxep</string><!-- change this to your Azure Sign-on code -->