Client pre authentication on Linux, macOS and Windows
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Q I noticed the Apple Mac has the option to copy in a shared secret avoiding the need for the initial authentication screen. Is this also possible on Linux (or even Windows)?
Yes. To achieve this the workstation must be administered by your organization. The admin must be able to setup login scripts that run as a privileged user, and also copy files to a location that only the privileged user can access.
1. Copy the shared-secret file from the PaperCut server (location below) to the workstation in a location that is only accessible by the privileged user. IMPORTANT: For security reasons you must make this file readable by this user only.
2. When the user logs in, run the following command MUST as the privileged user in order to read the secret file