It is common for organizations to want to limit printing or color printing by Active Directory group. In many of these cases they also want to make exceptions.
There are several ways of doing this in PaperCut that differ in the level of complexity.
Applying user filters based on group membership and Filters & Restrictions explain how to do this. This is the simplest method and will work if no exceptions are needed.
e.g. Give members of group
Teachers and no other users color access.
This can be done in the PaperCut web admin interface by
- navigating to
Printer List →
<Your printer> →
Printer Details →
Filters & Restrictions,
Only allow the following groups to print in color: and
- selecting the
Using an Active Directory Group for Exceptions
Sometimes users outside a single main group will need to be given printing or color printing rights from time to time.
e.g. Nominated students will be given color printing rights for end-of-term assignments.
This can be done by
- creating an extra Active Directory group. e.g.
- giving that group color printing access in PaperCut as described above.
Then students can moved in and out of the
ExtraColor AD group as needed.
Exceptions Without Changing Active Directory
Sometimes there will be security or administrative requirements that prevent Active Directory groups being created for managing printing.
In this case the simplest way to allow exceptions is to make users unrestricted and checking the
Only apply filters to restricted users box in the
Filters & Restrictions tab described above
This scenario is described in Applying user filters based on group membership.
Categories: User/Group Sync
keywords: group based restrictions, exceptions,