Configure Alternate Username Login
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Enable Username Aliasing.
- Select Options > Advanced.
- The Advanced page is displayed.
- In the Username Aliasing area, select the Enable username aliasing check box.
- Under Options → User/Group Sync → Sync source
- Set the Username alias as the LDAP attribute field in AD. For example “UserPrincipalName” field (AD/LDAP).
That’s 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 email@example.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
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