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September 29, 2019, at 11:11 PM by timg - Removed Vista
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* Windows Vista/7/8/10 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
* Windows XP - [@C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
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* Windows 10 (and 7) - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
* Windows (older versions) - [@C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
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* Windows Vista/7/8/10 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
* Windows XP - [@C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
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* Windows 10 (and 7) - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
* Windows (older versions) - [@C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
March 19, 2019, at 01:47 AM by timg - Added a note about the 'always' option not working
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'''NOTE''': If you're finding that the 'Always' option is not working (i.e. you're finding that after restarting the workstation you're getting prompted for authorisation again) - make sure that the config key @@client.config.auth.ttl-values@@ under Options -> Actions -> Config Editor, contains the @@-2@@ option. For security reasons, if -2 is not a valid TTL value on the server side, it will not be honoured on the client side.
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* Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
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* Windows Vista/7/8/10 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
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* Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
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* Windows Vista/7/8/10 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
December 08, 2017, at 11:53 PM by Brad Stone - Confirmed that path locations are correct and added Windows 10
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* Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
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* Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
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* Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
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* Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
May 23, 2017, at 10:00 PM by timg - Typo updates.
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->It depends on whether the username being saved is the 'Identity' username, or whether the login is being saved as part of the 'Authentication' username. It's worth taking a look through [[https://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/IdentityVsAuthenticationPopups|Identity vs Authentication]] if you're not sure.
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->It depends on whether the username being saved is the 'Identity' username, or whether the login is being saved as part of the 'Authentication' username. It's worth taking a look through [[https://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/IdentityVsAuthenticationPopups|Identity vs Authentication]] if you're not sure. There's also some handy screenshots of the two different dialogs there.
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If you tick the "Remember me" (for the next 5 mins, 10 mins, Until logout, Always, etc...) checkbox, the username will be saved in a cookie along with the authentication. Simply remove that file and restart the client and you're good to go again.
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If you select "Always" as the option in the "Remember" dropdown, the username will be saved in a cookie along with the authentication. Simply remove that file and restart the client and you're good to go again.
May 23, 2017, at 09:44 PM by timg - Cleared up confusion between pc-client.properties, config.properties and pc-auth.cookie.
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If you do tick the "Remember my identity" checkbox, the username will be saved to the following files. Simply remove that line from the file and restart the client and you're good to go again.
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->It depends on whether the username being saved is the 'Identity' username, or whether the login is being saved as part of the 'Authentication' username. It's worth taking a look through [[https://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/IdentityVsAuthenticationPopups|Identity vs Authentication]] if you're not sure.

!!!If your username is getting saved because you've saved the 'Identity' of the user:

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If you do tick the "Remember my identity" checkbox, the username will be saved to the following files. Simply remove that file and restart the client and you're good to go again.

* Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
* Windows XP - [@C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
* Mac - [@/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/PCClient/config.properties@]

!!!If your username is getting saved because you've requested that PaperCut remember the Authentication of the user:

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If you tick the "Remember me" (for the next 5 mins, 10 mins, Until logout, Always, etc...) checkbox, the username will be saved in a cookie along with the authentication. Simply remove that
file and restart the client and you're good to go again.
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* Windows Vista/7 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
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* Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
July 18, 2014, at 10:20 PM by TimG - Updated mac location to pc-auth.cookie (thanks Kyle!)
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* Mac - [@/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/PCClient/config.properties@]
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* Mac - [@/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/PCClient/pc-auth.cookie@]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember, login, delete identity, cached, cached credentials -]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember, login, delete identity, cached credentials -]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember, login, delete identity -]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember, login, delete identity, cached, cached credentials -]
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* Windows XP - [@C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
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* Windows XP - [@C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
May 14, 2013, at 09:17 PM by ian - Fix cookie file name.
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* Windows Vista/7 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
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* Windows Vista/7 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-auth.cookie@]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember, login, delete identity -]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember, login, delete identity -]
November 01, 2012, at 02:35 PM by 67.170.157.102 - added a keyword
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember, delete identity -]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember, login, delete identity -]
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If however there are multiple users for the machine, you may wish the client to not store this username. This is done by using the "neverrequestidentity" option either via the command line [@pc-client-local-cache.exe --neverrequestidentity@] or via the [@config.properties@] file and changing [@#neverrequestidentity=Y@] to [@neverrequestidentity=N@]
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If however there are multiple users for the machine, you may wish the client to not store this username. This is done by using the "neverrequestidentity" option either via the command line [@pc-client-local-cache.exe --neverrequestidentity@] or via the [@config.properties@] file and changing [@#neverrequestidentity=Y@] to [@neverrequestidentity=Y@] by removing the "#" from the start of the line.
October 09, 2012, at 09:57 PM by Rick - fixed typo in option
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If however there are multiple users for the machine, you may wish the client to not store this username. This is done by using the "neverrequestidentity" option either via the command line [@pc-client-local-cache.exe --neverrequestidentity@] or via the [@config.properties@] file and changing [@#neverrequestidentity=Y@] to [@neverrequestidentity=Y@]
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If however there are multiple users for the machine, you may wish the client to not store this username. This is done by using the "neverrequestidentity" option either via the command line [@pc-client-local-cache.exe --neverrequestidentity@] or via the [@config.properties@] file and changing [@#neverrequestidentity=Y@] to [@neverrequestidentity=N@]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember -]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember, delete identity -]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security -]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security, always remember -]
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[-Keywords: identity, save, security -]
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Configuration|+]], [[Category.TipsAndTricks|+], [[Category.Troubleshooting|+]], [[Category.UserClientTool|+]]
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Configuration|+]], [[Category.TipsAndTricks|+]], [[Category.Troubleshooting|+]], [[Category.UserClientTool|+]]
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(:title Why is my username saved:)
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(:title Why is my username saved?:)
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''Categories:'' [[Category.TODOFirstCategory|+]], [[Category.TODOSecondCategoryIfNeeded|+]]
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''Categories:'' [[Category.Configuration|+]], [[Category.TipsAndTricks|+], [[Category.Troubleshooting|+]], [[Category.UserClientTool|+]]
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(:title Why is my username saved:)

The PaperCut User Client has the ability to remember your identity when using an Unauthenticated Computer such as a Laptop or Workgroup machine. This makes it quick and easy to see your balance.

If however there are multiple users for the machine, you may wish the client to not store this username. This is done by using the "neverrequestidentity" option either via the command line [@pc-client-local-cache.exe --neverrequestidentity@] or via the [@config.properties@] file and changing [@#neverrequestidentity=Y@] to [@neverrequestidentity=Y@]

!!But I already saved the username?

If you do tick the "Remember my identity" checkbox, the username will be saved to the following files. Simply remove that line from the file and restart the client and you're good to go again.

* Windows Vista/7 - [@C:\Users\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
* Windows XP - [@C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\pc-client.properties@]
* Mac - [@/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/PCClient/config.properties@]

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''Categories:'' [[Category.TODOFirstCategory|+]], [[Category.TODOSecondCategoryIfNeeded|+]]
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[-Keywords: TODO keywords here if needed-]

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