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Added security through Mobility Print with per job authentication mode

For customers using Mobility Print with either PaperCut NG or PaperCut MF, you can now quickly and easily set the printer authentication mode for each individual printer . By default, the authentication mode is set to “per device”, which means users details are remembered for the device they are printing from. However by clicking on the Select Printers option of the interface, you can now select the option “authenticate per job”, which means user details will need to be re-entered for each print job. This will help to provide extra security on shared devices, as user authentication will be required for each print job.

Please note that per job authentication is not supported on Windows devices. If you configure per job authentication for a printer, then that printer will not be available in the Windows Printer installer. If a printer had previously been installed on a Windows device, and the configuration for that printer is changed to Per job authentication, then any print jobs sent to that printer will be rejected.

This update is available with the current version of Mobility Print. To see all the changes which have been made to Mobility Print, go to the Mobility Print Help Center

 


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  • Sarah

    Mobility Print is a nice feature and nice implemented. But why is the connection between the primary server and the mobility print service unsecure (uses HTTP)?

    • Hi Sarah,

      We’ve had our Mobility development team look into this a bit more after your comment. It looks like currently the Mobility server advertises it’s Welcome URL as HTTP, while all other communication with devices and the Application server are over HTTPS.

      This wasn’t intended and I suppose you could consider it a bug. The good news is that now we’re aware and will be rolling out a fix very shortly to correct it! If you run into any other issues, please let us know! Thanks for the heads up!

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