Controlling printer access with printing rules and warnings
🔎 Find this feature in the admin interface: Configure > Print Security > Before Printing > Access Control
Sometimes you need to limit the ability for people to print on certain printers. It might be that a particular room or floor locks down early so people can’t physically get to those printers after 5 pm. Or it could be that Alex from accounting just doesn’t like other people printing on their printer when they have the check-printing paper loaded!
Either way, you can set up rules for denials or warnings (depending on how harsh you want to be) to make sure that people know where they can and can’t print to.
For each type of rule, you can specify a rule name, choose which users and printers the rule applies to, set the hours in which the rule applies, and define a message that the user sees if the denial or warning is triggered.
|Rule type||Rule behavior|
|Warn||This rule type means that the user can proceed to print anyway - after being presented with the warning message. If you had a warning set up that one one can print after 9pm, then the user could say print anyway after seeing the warning message.|
|Deny||This rule type means that the user cannot proceed to print. For example if you had the same rule banning printing after 9pm set to deny, then the person wouldn’t be able to print, no matter how much they wanted to.|