In some organizations it may be a requirement, especially in hold/release queues, to hide document names in the print queues. This is often a requirement because of confidentiality requirements such as the names of tender documents or perhaps commercially sensitive documents.
PaperCut provides two methods to hide the document names of jobs yet to be printed;
Queue level hiding
Each queue can be configured to hide document names, allowing the Administrator to apply the feature selectively.
- Log in to the PaperCut Admin UI
- Navigate to the Printers tab
- Search for and select a printer
- In the Advanced Configuration section, enable ‘Hide document names for jobs in this queue’
- Apply the settings
Note: This functionality is available on Windows print servers running PaperCut v15.1 or later.
System level hiding
System level hiding is applied to an entire Print Server, hiding document names on all queues. If enabled, queue level hiding settings in the PaperCut Admin UI are ineffectual.
- Open the print-provider.conf located in
HideDocumentNames=off and change to
- Optionally locate
HideDocumentNamesText=[hidden] and change
[hidden] to a value of your choice
- Save the changes to the print-provider.conf
- Restart the PaperCut Print Provider Service
Note: If you are running any Secondary Print Servers then the print-provider.conf file will need to be changed on each Secondary Print Server.
Also, you may also want to hide this in the PaperCut database. This is done via the Options tab → Privacy Options → “Log the document names of print jobs”
Categories: Administration, Release Stations
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