Configure Alternate Username Login

“I want to allow users to login to PaperCut NG/MF with a username other than sAMAccountName”

Examples might include:

  • UPN Username
  • Email address

Before we start, did you know logging in with email address works by default in PaperCut NG and MF?

How to configure login with email address: https://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/LoginUsingEmailAddress

How to allow users to login to PaperCut NG/MF with a username other than sAMAccountName

Use Username Aliasing to allow users to login with a different username, but keep the standard config of importing sAMAccountName as the primary identifier for users.

This does not prevent username clashes. If you’re experiencing username clashes in a multi-domain environment please reach out to solutions@papercut.com for assistance. To prevent username clashing in multi-domain environments a beta feature is available in 19.2 for syncing users with UPN usernames as an alternative to sAMAccountName. Discover more about Multi-domain UPN Syncing here.

Steps:

  1. Enable Username Aliasing.
    1. Select Options > Advanced.
    2. The Advanced page is displayed.
    3. In the Username Aliasing area, select the Enable username aliasing check box.
  2. Under Options → User/Group Sync → Sync source
    1. Set the Username alias as the LDAP attribute field in AD. For example “UserPrincipalName” field (AD/LDAP).

Thats it! Users will still be identified as their sAMAccountName, but will able to log in with a different username attribute. That should do the trick for adding the simple ability for users to log in using for example their UPN Username.

Reach out to us at solutions@papercut.com for questions and advice on configuring authentication in PaperCut.

Further information on username aliasing: https://www.papercut.com/support/resources/manuals/ng-mf/applicationserver/topics/user-username-aliasing.html

Still have questions?

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Categories: How-to Articles, Authentication


Keywords: UPN, UPN Usernames, Login, email, users, samaccountname, aliasing

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