PaperCut MF - Release History

PaperCut MF Release History

Like to be notified of new releases?

For a list of currently known issues with PaperCut MF, see Known Issues with Recent Releases

View the PaperCut MF Release Cycle.

You can also see the latest release notes and update history for some of our solution-extending features. We're always working to make them better, so be sure to check back regularly.


13 September 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.2.5 (build 46226)

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Windows Print Provider: Fixed an issue that could cause the Print Provider to crash when Hardware Checks are enabled (since 18.2.4).
  • Admin web interface: Fixed missing translations for Find-Me Printing configuration.

4 September 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.2.4

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.2 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • PaperCut MF Windows installer: An installation log file ([users-home-directory]/AppData/Local/Temp/Setup Log [timestamp] #[filenumber].txt) is now created by default.
  • When a PaperCut MF upgrade cannot proceed because older versions are detected and cannot be deleted, a detailed error message with resolution options is now displayed.

Fixes:

  • Windows hardware page count with PaperCut Port Monitor: Fixed an issue that caused the page count to be incorrectly reported in some cases when the print job is deleted.
  • Epson large format PostScript printer drivers: Fixed an issue that caused the page size to be incorrectly detected when using roll paper sizes larger than A4.
  • NEC PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing).
  • Windows Print Provider: Fixed an issue in very high print volume environments that sometimes caused a held print job to be lost.
  • Page analysis: Fixed an issue that caused print jobs to fail when the paper size field had garbled characters.
  • Web Print: Fixed an issue that stopped the status of Web Print jobs changing from "Processing" to "Cancelled" when a print script cancelled the jobs.
  • iPrint: Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented jobs from being released in a Find Me environment.
  • Reports: Fixed an issue that caused the "Department printing - summary" and "Office printing - summary" reports to take a long time to generate.
  • Secure LDAP: Fixed an issue that sometimes caused sync failures when using wildcard certificates (since 18.2.3).
  • Fixed an issue where new internal users were not being synced into groups.
  • Security: Fixed an issue that incorrectly included sensitive configuration information in debug logs.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+:
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • Improved the touch response of all the checkboxes on the Print Release screen.
      • Fixed an issue on the Print Release screen that caused the screen to become unresponsive when a user selected multiple print jobs and then selected the "Force grayscale" or the "Force 2-sided" checkbox.
      • Fixed an issue when a held print job's "User" field on the Print Release screen had a value with capital letters that incorrectly allowed delegated users (users who are able to release delegated held print jobs originally printed by other users) to change the settings of the job.
    • Fixed an issue when using swipe card authentication on a device in sleep mode or low power mode that failed to authenticate the user.
    • Fixed an issue when using swipe card authentication with a PIN that incorrectly displayed a blank button, instead of the "Login" button, on the Login screen.
    • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue on A4 devices (such as, C3320) that caused scans to fail when using portrait mode.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Added a config key to customize the list of supported card readers (ext-device.hp-oxpd.additional-card-readers.vid-pid.hex).
    • Fixed an issue when using swipe card authentication with a PIN that incorrectly displayed a blank button, instead of the "Login" button, on the Login screen.
    • Fixed an issue that caused card readers to stop working after a PaperCut MF Application Server restart.
  • HP (OXP):
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • Improved the touch response of all the checkboxes on the Print Release screen.
      • Fixed an issue on the Print Release screen that caused the screen to become unresponsive when a user selected multiple print jobs and then selected the "Force grayscale" or the "Force 2-sided" checkbox.
      • Fixed an issue when a held print job's "User" field on the Print Release screen had a value with capital letters that incorrectly allowed delegated users (users who are able to release delegated held print jobs originally printed by other users) to change the settings of the job.
    • Added a config key to customize the list of supported card readers (ext-device.hp-oxpd.additional-card-readers.vid-pid.hex).
    • Fixed an issue when using swipe card authentication with a PIN that incorrectly displayed a blank button, instead of the "Login" button, on the Login screen.
    • Fixed an issue that caused card readers to stop working after a PaperCut MF Application Server restart.
  • HP (Pro):
    • Added a config key to customize the list of supported card readers (ext-device.hp-oxpd.additional-card-readers.vid-pid.hex).
    • Fixed an issue that caused card readers to stop working after a PaperCut MF Application Server restart.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Changing print job settings at the device: Fixed an issue when a held print job's "User" field on the Print Release screen had a value with capital letters that incorrectly allowed delegated users (users who are able to release delegated held print jobs originally printed by other users) to change the settings of the job.
    • Added a config key to customize the color of the buttons on PaperCut MF screen headers (ext-device.konica-minolta.browser.header-image-color).
    • The "Show button to release all pending jobs" checkbox has been removed from the Device Details page (Device Details > Print Release > Enable print release). The "Select all" checkbox is now always displayed on the device's Print Release screen.
    • Performance improvement: Reduced the time taken to log in to the device.
    • Fixed a layout issue on the Print Release screen that caused a held print job with a very long document name to overflow and push the job's time stamp outside the screen.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.2.3*:
    • Changing print job settings at the device: Fixed an issue when a held print job's "User" field on the Print Release screen had a value with capital letters that incorrectly allowed delegated users (users who are able to release delegated held print jobs originally printed by other users) to change the settings of the job.
  • Sindoh (OpenAPI):
    • Changing print job settings at the device: Fixed an issue when a held print job's "User" field on the Print Release screen had a value with capital letters that incorrectly allowed delegated users (users who are able to release delegated held print jobs originally printed by other users) to change the settings of the job.
    • Added a config key to customize the color of the buttons on PaperCut MF screen headers (ext-device.sindoh.browser.header-image-color).
    • The "Show button to release all pending jobs" checkbox has been removed from the Device Details page (Device Details > Print Release > Enable print release). The "Select all" checkbox is now always displayed on the device's Print Release screen.
    • Performance improvement: Reduced the time taken to log in to the device.
    • Fixed a layout issue on the Print Release screen that caused a held print job with a very long document name to overflow and push the job's time stamp outside the screen.
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • Improved the touch response of all the checkboxes on the Print Release screen.
      • Fixed an issue on the Print Release screen that caused the screen to become unresponsive when a user selected multiple print jobs and then selected the "Force grayscale" or the "Force 2-sided" checkbox.
      • Fixed an issue when a held print job's "User" field on the Print Release screen had a value with capital letters that incorrectly allowed delegated users (users who are able to release delegated held print jobs originally printed by other users) to change the settings of the job.
    • Fixed an issue when using swipe card authentication with a PIN that incorrectly displayed a blank button, instead of the "Login" button, on the Login screen.
  • Xerox (EIP 3.0+):
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • VersaLink and AltaLink devices: Improved the touch response of all the checkboxes on the Print Release screen.
      • Fixed an issue on the Print Release screen that caused the screen to become unresponsive when a user selected multiple print jobs and then selected the "Force grayscale" or the "Force 2-sided" checkbox.
      • Fixed an issue when a held print job's "User" field on the Print Release screen had a value with capital letters that incorrectly allowed delegated users (users who are able to release delegated held print jobs originally printed by other users) to change the settings of the job.
    • Fixed an issue when using swipe card authentication with a PIN that incorrectly displayed a blank button, instead of the "Login" button, on the Login screen.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.1.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

14 August 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.2.3

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • PostScript drivers:
    • Fixed an issue for landscape PDF files printed from Adobe Acrobat Reader that caused a watermark to be placed in an incorrect position.
    • Fixed an issue that caused watermarks to either not be applied or applied to the wrong position for some n-up setups and for Adobe Acrobat Reader on Windows.
    • Google Cloud Print: Reduced the size of color print job spool files.
    • Email to Print: Reduced the size of color print job spool files.
    • HPLip driver: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect color page count.
    • Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CP400 d and DocuPrint CP405 d PCL6 drivers: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect color page count.
    • Fixed an issue where PostScript comments could, on rare occasions, cause an incorrect page count to be reported.
    • Fixed an issue where watermarks were not added to print jobs generated from the application 'KWS (UZ Leuven)'.
  • Kyocera KX driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect number of copies to be reported when the user selected KPDL as the PDL from the Print Properties dialog.
  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed a rare issue that caused an error message due to an unexpected HTTP Status Code response during Google Cloud Print configuration.
  • Email to Print: Fixed a rare issue that prevented the set up of Email to Print with guest printing.
  • Standard Release Station: Added more detail and clarity to the error message displayed when a job is prevented from being released because its settings contravene the printer's filters and restrictions.
  • Print Provider: Fixed an issue that on rare occasions stopped jobs being sent to the printer.
  • Windows Print Provider:
    • Fixed an issue that could cause the Windows Print Provider log (print-provider.log) rotation to fail.
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused some print jobs to be deleted in a very high print volume environment.
  • CUPS Print Provider with Mobility Print: Fixed an issue where some print jobs from iOS clients with IPv6 addresses were not tracked.
  • PaperCut LPD Service: Added an option in the pc-lpd.config file to enable the host address to be removed from the job owner's name (RemoveHostAddress = true).
  • Active Directory: Fixed an issue in multi-domain environments that imported user details from only the first domain when an on demand user is created.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the secondary card ID number from being generated during on-demand user creation.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the secondary card ID from synchronising from a secondary sync source.
  • Site Server: Fixed an issue that caused authentication to fail for an on-demand user when they attempted to log in before the Site Server had synced with the Application Server.
  • Security:
    • Added CSRF origin checks to the Mobile Print Release interface.
    • Updated the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment to version 8 update 181, to incorporate the latest security fixes from Oracle.
  • iPrint: Added details about print data timing into the debug log (print-provider.log) to improve performance diagnosis.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+:
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • The Print Release screen now displays the Account and Balance details of the account that the held print job will be charged to upon release, instead of the account that was originally assigned to the job when it was printed.
      • The 'Force grayscale' checkbox is no longer displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.grayscale.enabled is set to N.
      • The 'Force 2-sided' checkbox is no longer displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.duplex.enabled is set to N.
      • Fixed a layout issue on translated Print Release screens that caused the "Print" button and the "Trash" icon to be inaccessible and pushed outside the screen.
      • Fixed an issue causing an error to be incorrectly displayed on the Print Release screen when a user selected more than 400 held print jobs, then clicked the "Refresh" icon.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented users from accessing the print settings of an individual held print job until the Print Release screen had finished loading all held print jobs (since 18.2.2).
    • When anonymous access is enabled, the Login screen displays a "Start" button, instead of a "Login" button.
  • HP (FutureSmart Legacy) version 1.2.4*:
    • FutureSmart 4.6.0.1 firmware devices: Fixed an issue introduced by FutureSmart 4.6.0.1 firmware that displayed a "400 Bad Request" error when clicking the "Configure" button on the device's web interface (General > PaperCut Server Configuration).
  • HP (OSA):
    • Added a config key to hide the "Home" button on the Print Release screen and the Scan Actions screen (ext-device.hp_osa.app-to-home).
    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly double-charged users when they canceled a copy job, causing them to have an insufficient balance, and preventing them from starting another job during the same active session.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused some device functions (such as, Integrated Scanning) to become unavailable.
    • Integrated Scanning:
      • German: Fixed an issue on the Scan Settings screen that caused the selected settings to not be highlighted.
      • If Integrated Scanning is accessed from a non-PaperCut MF device application, then after the completion of the scan job, the Scan Complete screen now returns to the device's home screen, instead of the PaperCut MF Home screen.
  • HP (OXP):
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • The Print Release screen now displays the Account and Balance details of the account that the held print job will be charged to upon release, instead of the account that was originally assigned to the job when it was printed.
      • The 'Force grayscale' checkbox is no longer displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.grayscale.enabled is set to N.
      • The 'Force 2-sided' checkbox is no longer displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.duplex.enabled is set to N.
      • Fixed a layout issue on translated Print Release screens that caused the "Print" button and the "Trash" icon to be inaccessible and pushed outside the screen.
      • Fixed an issue causing an error to be incorrectly displayed on the Print Release screen when a user selected more than 400 held print jobs, then clicked the "Refresh" icon.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented users from accessing the print settings of an individual held print job until the Print Release screen had finished loading all held print jobs (since 18.2.2).
    • Added the ability to control access to device functions using the device's web interface (Security > Access Control).
    • When anonymous access is enabled, the Login screen displays a "Start" button, instead of a "Login" button.
    • FutureSmart 4.6.0.1 firmware devices: Provided a fix for an issue introduced by FutureSmart 4.6.0.1 firmware that prevented card readers from working correctly after a period of time.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Added the ability to control access to device functions using the device's web interface (Security > Access Control).
    • FutureSmart 4.6.0.1 firmware devices: Provided a fix for an issue introduced by FutureSmart 4.6.0.1 firmware that prevented card readers from working correctly after a period of time.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • The Print Release screen now displays the Account and Balance details of the account that the held print job will be charged to upon release, instead of the account that was originally assigned to the job when it was printed.
      • The 'Force grayscale' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.grayscale.enabled is set to N.
      • The 'Force 2-sided' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.duplex.enabled is set to N.
      • Fixed an issue on the Print Release screen when selecting multiple jobs and clicking the "Refresh" icon that caused the initial display of the number of jobs and pages selected to be inaccurate for a few seconds, before displaying the details accurately (since 18.2.0).
      • Fixed an issue when using swipe card authentication that sometimes displayed the wrong buttons on the Print Release screen (since 18.2.1).
    • Integrated Scanning: The Scan Details screen on the device now displays a warning message when the scan's filename contains invalid characters (such as, '/').
    • Added more detail and clarity to the error message displayed when attempting to install PaperCut MF on a device that has another third party authentication application installed.
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused the device to freeze after a user logged out.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) version 2.2.0*:
    • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue that incorrectly allowed users to start black and white, JPEG scan jobs on devices that do not support this scan setting. The device now displays a detailed error message and prevents users from starting such jobs.
    • Strict Zero Stop: Fixed an issue that caused additional pages to be copied after the selected account balance had reached zero.
    • Fixed a layout issue that caused large-sized custom logos to display incorrectly, pushing other buttons outside the screen.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.2.3*:
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • The Print Release screen now displays the Account and Balance details of the account that the held print job will be charged to upon release, instead of the account that was originally assigned to the job when it was printed.
      • The 'Force grayscale' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.grayscale.enabled is set to N.
      • The 'Force 2-sided' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.duplex.enabled is set to N.
    • Fixed an issue when using swipe card authentication on a device in sleep mode that required two card swipes to successfully authenticate the user.
    • Fixed an issue that caused PaperCut MF to crash on the device when the config key ext-device.ricoh.locale had an invalid value (invalid locale override).
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Added a config key to hide the "Home" button on the Print Release screen and the Scan Actions screen (ext-device.sharp_osa.app-to-home).
    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly double-charged users when they canceled a copy job, causing them to have an insufficient balance, and preventing them from starting another job during the same active session.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused some device functions (such as, Integrated Scanning) to become unavailable.
    • Integrated Scanning:
      • German: Fixed an issue on the Scan Settings screen that caused the selected settings to not be highlighted.
      • If Integrated Scanning is accessed from a non-PaperCut MF device application, then after the completion of the scan job, the Scan Complete screen now returns to the device's home screen, instead of the PaperCut MF Home screen.
  • Sindoh (OpenAPI):
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • The Print Release screen now displays the Account and Balance details of the account that the held print job will be charged to upon release, instead of the account that was originally assigned to the job when it was printed.
      • The 'Force grayscale' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.grayscale.enabled is set to N.
      • The 'Force 2-sided' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.duplex.enabled is set to N.
      • Fixed an issue on the Print Release screen when selecting multiple jobs and clicking the "Refresh" icon that caused the initial display of the number of jobs and pages selected to be inaccurate for a few seconds, before displaying the details accurately (since 18.2.0).
      • Fixed an issue when using swipe card authentication that sometimes displayed the wrong buttons on the Print Release screen (since 18.2.1).
    • Integrated Scanning: The Scan Details screen on the device now displays a warning message when the scan's filename contains invalid characters (such as, '/').
    • Added more detail and clarity to the error message displayed when attempting to install PaperCut MF on a device that has another third party authentication application installed.
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused the device to freeze after a user logged out.
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):
    • Changing print job settings at the device:
      • The Print Release screen now displays the Account and Balance details of the account that the held print job will be charged to upon release, instead of the account that was originally assigned to the job when it was printed.
      • The 'Force grayscale' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.grayscale.enabled is set to N.
      • The 'Force 2-sided' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.duplex.enabled is set to N.
      • Fixed a layout issue on translated Print Release screens that caused the "Print" button and the "Trash" icon to be inaccessible and pushed outside the screen.
      • Fixed an issue on the Print Release screen when selecting more than 400 held print jobs and clicking the "Refresh" icon that displayed an error.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented users from accessing print settings of an individual held print job until the Print Release screen had finished loading all held print jobs (since 18.2.2).
    • When anonymous access is enabled, the Login screen displays a "Start" button, instead of a "Login" button.
  • Toshiba (eConnect):
    • Added a config key to hide the "Home" button on the Print Release screen and the Scan Actions screen (ext-device.toshiba_econnect.app-to-home).
    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly double-charged users when they canceled a copy job, causing them to have an insufficient balance, and preventing them from starting another job during the same active session.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused some device functions (such as, Integrated Scanning) to become unavailable.
    • Integrated Scanning:
      • German: Fixed an issue on the Scan Settings screen that caused the selected settings to not be highlighted.
      • If Integrated Scanning is accessed from a non-PaperCut MF device application, then after the completion of the scan job, the Scan Complete screen now returns to the device's home screen, instead of the PaperCut MF Home screen.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • EIP 3.0+:
      • Changing print job settings at the device:
        • The Print Release screen now displays the Account and Balance details of the account that the held print job will be charged to upon release, instead of the account that was originally assigned to the job when it was printed.
        • The 'Force grayscale' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.grayscale.enabled is set to N.
        • The 'Force 2-sided' checkbox is not displayed on the Print Release screen, if the config key ext-device.change-print-job-settings.duplex.enabled is set to N.
        • Fixed a layout issue on translated Print Release screens that caused the "Print" button and the "Trash" icon to be inaccessible and pushed outside the screen.
        • Fixed an issue on the Print Release screen when selecting more than 400 held print jobs and clicking the "Refresh" icon that displayed an error.
        • Fixed an issue that prevented users from accessing print settings of an individual held print job until the Print Release screen had finished loading all held print jobs (since 18.2.2).
      • When anonymous access is enabled, the Login screen displays a "Start" button, instead of a "Login" button.
    • EIP 1.5+:
      • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue that caused Integrated Scan jobs to intermittently fail (since 17.4.0).

For Integrators:

  • Release Station API: Added a JobReleaseStatus (FilterRestriction) to releaseJob and releaseJobs, to prevent users from releasing jobs that contravene the printer's filter and restrictions.

Job Ticketing:

For more information about changes to Job Ticketing, see the Job Ticketing Release Notes page.

Mobility Print:

For more information about changes to Mobility Print, see the Mobility Print Release Notes page.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

31 July 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.2.2

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Pay Station: Fixed an issue preventing the following pay stations from starting:
    • Apex 5000
    • Microcoin
    • SEM-ACS 9500Ss
    • Boscop Coin Op.
    This issue also displayed an "ApplicationException: Unknown vendor" error in the server log. For more information, see Known Issues

24 July 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.2.1

For a snapshot view of 18.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • HP (OXP): Added support for Integrated Scanning.
  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+: PaperCut MF now supports all Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-V (or higher) devices.
  • Changing print job settings at the device**: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to allow users to change the following print job settings at the device and display the related cost change:
    • Color (color to grayscale)
    • Duplex mode (1-sided to 2-sided)
    • Copies
    • Account
    Viewing print job settings at the device: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to hide or display the account and the balance of a print job.
    This applies to:
    • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+
    • HP (OXP)
    • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI)
    • Ricoh (SmartSDK)
    • Sindoh (OpenAPI)
    • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+)
    • Xerox (EIP 3.0+)
  • Active Directory synchronization is now included in the system debug logs when system debug logging is enabled.
  • On the Printer Copy Settings page, you can now select all common or select all printer settings.
  • On the Device Copy Settings page, you can now select all common or select all device settings.
  • Print Release: IPPS print queues are now included in the list of suggested Find Me destination queues on the Device Details page, when the network address matches the destination address of the MFD.
  • Scan to Cloud Storage:
    • Added a new cloud storage provider for DropBox Business and Box.
    • Translations are now available in the following languages:
      • Catalan
      • Chinese (Hong Kong)
      • Chinese (Taiwan)
      • German
      • Hungarian
      • Italian
      • Japanese
      • Portuguese (Portugal)
      • Spanish
      • Turkish
      • Welsh
    • Improved the error messages for license activation.
  • Language support: Welsh is now available.
  • Toner levels are now reported on IPPS print queues.

Fixes:

  • Security:
    • Fixed an issue that allowed an Admin with partial admin rights to gain additional admin rights in the Admin web interface.
    • Site Server: Fixed an issue that incorrectly included sensitive authentication information in debug logs.
    • Continuing security improvements on the PaperCut MF Admin and User web interfaces, to reduce vulnerability to deserialization attacks.
  • Fixed an issue that caused web interface logins to fail when the proxy setup added an X-Forwarded-For header that included a port. This enables sites to use Mobility and Web Client logins with this proxy setup.
  • Standard Release Station: Fixed a layout issue that caused the Print All and Cancel All buttons to be inaccessible when using an onscreen keyboard on some screens.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a "Could not find message for key" error message for some Release Station job cancellation messages.
  • Mac User Client: Fixed an issue preventing Mac User Clients from connecting to the Application Server over IPv6.
  • Admin Web Interface: Fixed an issue that caused long printer/device group names to flow outside the Printer/Device group dropdown box on some screens.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error when silently deploying the PaperCut MF Application Server and pre-populating the setup wizard using setup-defaults.properties. See Automated Application Deployment.
  • CBORD payment gateway:
    • Improved some error messages, and removed some confusing messages that displayed when the balance was low.
    • Improved security support for legacy CBORD users.
  • MacOS generic PCL driver: Fixed an issue that prevented:
    • simplex to duplex conversion
    • changing the number of copies.
  • OKI PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue that in some cases caused an incorrect page count when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing).
  • Xerox PCL6 drivers: Fixed a rare issue that caused changing the number of copies to fail.
  • Print Provider:
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally printed garbled characters in the debug logs.
    • Changed a setting so the Print Provider communicates correctly with the PaperCut MF Application Server and Site Server when a content filter service is used. For details, refer to SonicWall with Content Filter Service.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+:
    • PaperCut MF now supports all Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-V (or higher) devices:
      • PaperCut MF now supports Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers job tracking, secure print release, and Integrated Scanning, and is now the primary FX embedded solution for all Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-V (or higher) devices.
      • The device type "Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+ (AIP)" has been renamed "Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+ (AIP)" on the Devices > Create Device page.
    • Changing print job settings at the device**: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to allow users to change the following print job settings at the device and display the related cost change:
      • Color (color to grayscale)
      • Duplex mode (1-sided to 2-sided)
      • Copies
      • Account
      Viewing print job settings at the device: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to hide or display the account and the balance of a print job.
    • After PaperCut MF is installed on the device, the Device Status now displays "Started - Device is ready for user to login", instead of "Started - Device integration successful".
    • Real-time Activity Dashboard: Fixed an issue that displayed multiple rows of identical, unnecessary device status update logs.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented users from being able to enter credentials in the "ID number" field on the Login screen when using the panel numerical keypad.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause a JavaScript error to appear when logged-in users with non-ASCII characters in their username attempted to access the native device menu from a PaperCut MF screen.
    • Fixed an issue when deleting a device in the PaperCut MF Admin web interface that sometimes displayed multiple rows of unnecessary error messages in the server log.
  • HP (FutureSmart Legacy):
    • Added a config key to toggle the display of the PaperCut MF Account Selection icon on the device (ext-device.hp.register.account-selection).
  • HP (OSA):
    • Improved the layout, color, design, and appearance of some device screens.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Added support for branding customization (header, logo, background, and text color).
    • Improved the appearance of PaperCut MF icons on the device.
    • Added a config key to hide the PaperCut MF Account Selection icon on the device (ext-device.hp-oxpd.register.account-selection).
    • Added a warning message on the Device Details page when SSL is not enabled.
    • After PaperCut MF is installed on the device, the Device Status now displays "Started - Device is ready for user to login", instead of "Started - Device integration successful".
    • When attempting to enable HTTPS, if the number of certificates allowed on the device has been exceeded, the Device Status now displays "Started (with errors) - Certificate error", instead of "Started (with errors) - Unknown error"
    • Added a config key to allow PaperCut MF to register all supported card readers connected to the device by default, if the Swipe Card authentication method is selected (ext-device.hp-oxpd.register.card-reader).
    • Fixed an issue that prevented users from being able to enter credentials in the "ID number" field on the Login screen when using the panel numerical keypad.
    • Fixed an issue when deleting a device in the PaperCut MF Admin web interface that sometimes displayed multiple rows of unnecessary error messages in the server log.
  • HP (OXP):
    • Added support for Integrated Scanning.
    • Changing print job settings at the device**: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to allow users to change the following print job settings at the device and display the related cost change:
      • Color (color to grayscale)
      • Duplex mode (1-sided to 2-sided)
      • Copies
      • Account
      Viewing print job settings at the device: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to hide or display the account and the balance of a print job.
    • Added support for branding customization (header, logo, background, and text color).
    • Improved the appearance of PaperCut MF icons on the device.
    • Added a config key to hide the PaperCut MF Account Selection icon on the device (ext-device.hp-oxpd.register.account-selection).
    • Added a warning message on the Device Details page when SSL is not enabled.
    • After PaperCut MF is installed on the device, the Device Status now displays "Started - Device is ready for user to login", instead of "Started - Device integration successful".
    • When attempting to enable HTTPS, if the number of certificates allowed on the device has been exceeded, the Device Status now displays "Started (with errors) - Certificate error", instead of "Started (with errors) - Unknown error"
    • Added a config key to allow PaperCut MF to register all supported card readers connected to the device by default, if the Swipe Card authentication method is selected (ext-device.hp-oxpd.register.card-reader).
    • Fixed an issue that prevented users from being able to enter credentials in the "ID number" field on the Login screen when using the panel numerical keypad.
    • Fixed an issue when deleting a device in the PaperCut MF Admin web interface that sometimes displayed multiple rows of unnecessary error messages in the server log.
  • HP Pro:
    • After PaperCut MF is installed on the device, the Device Status now displays "Started - Device is ready for user to login", instead of "Started - Device integration successful".
    • When attempting to enable HTTPS, if the number of certificates allowed on the device has been exceeded, the Device Status now displays "Started (with errors) - Certificate error", instead of "Started (with errors) - Unknown error"
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Changing print job settings at the device**: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to allow users to change the following print job settings at the device and display the related cost change:
      • Color (color to grayscale)
      • Duplex mode (1-sided to 2-sided)
      • Copies
      • Account
      Viewing print job settings at the device: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to hide or display the account and the balance of a print job.
    • Improved the layout, color, design, appearance, and usability of all the PaperCut MF device screens.
    • Users can now multi-select print jobs for release.
    • iOption 4.9 and later: When using Integrated Scanning, users are now able to add more pages to the current scan job and receive it as a single PDF.
    • PaperCut MF for iOption OpenAPI 18.2.0 and above does not support devices running the NetFront Browser. This includes: C650, C550, C451/C353, C253, 751, 601/501, 421, 361/C652, C552, C452/C652DS, C552DS/C360, C280, C220/423, 363, 283, 223/602, 502, 652, 552. You can still use these devices without iOption.
    • Fixed an issue when "Automatically release jobs upon login" is enabled, that hid the message on the Home screen about the number of jobs that have been automatically released.
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.5*:
    • Ricoh Remote Operation Client 1.2.3:
      • Simplified the process for installing applications by adding a single button to browse through directories and locate the required file.
      • Updated the bundled RXOP library to version 3.6.1.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.2.2*:
    • Changing print job settings at the device**: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to allow users to change the following print job settings at the device and display the related cost change:
      • Color (color to grayscale)
      • Duplex mode (1-sided to 2-sided)
      • Copies
      • Account
      Viewing print job settings at the device: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to hide or display the account and the balance of a print job.
    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
    • Ricoh Remote Operation Client 1.2.3:
      • Simplified the process for installing applications by adding a single button to browse through directories and locate the required file.
      • Updated the bundled RXOP library to version 3.6.1.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Improved the layout, color, design, and appearance of some device screens.
  • Sindoh (OpenAPI):
    • Changing print job settings at the device**: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to allow users to change the following print job settings at the device and display the related cost change:
      • Color (color to grayscale)
      • Duplex mode (1-sided to 2-sided)
      • Copies
      • Account
      Viewing print job settings at the device: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to hide or display the account and the balance of a print job.
    • Improved the layout, color, design, appearance, and usability of all the PaperCut MF device screens.
    • Users can now multi-select print jobs for release.
    • iOption 4.9 and later: When using Integrated Scanning, users are now able to add more more pages to the current scan job and still receive it as a single PDF.
    • PaperCut MF for iOption OpenAPI 18.2.0 and above does not support devices running the NetFront Browser. You can still use these devices without iOption.
    • Fixed an issue when "Automatically release jobs upon login" is enabled, that hid the message on the Home screen about the number of jobs that have been automatically released.
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):
    • Changing print job settings at the device**: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to allow users to change the following print job settings at the device and display the related cost change:
      • Color (color to grayscale)
      • Duplex mode (1-sided to 2-sided)
      • Copies
      • Account
      Viewing print job settings at the device: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to hide or display the account and the balance of a print job.
    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
    • Fixed an issue when deleting a device in the PaperCut MF Admin web interface that sometimes displayed multiple rows of unnecessary error messages in the server log.
    • Fixed an issue that prematurely logged out users when attempting to access device functions by clicking the "Access Device" button on PaperCut MF screens.
  • Toshiba (eConnect):
    • Improved the layout, color, design, and appearance of some device screens.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • EIP 3.0+:
      • Changing print job settings at the device**: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to allow users to change the following print job settings at the device and display the related cost change:
        • Color (color to grayscale)
        • Duplex mode (1-sided to 2-sided)
        • Copies
        • Account
        Viewing print job settings at the device: The SysAdmin can now configure the PaperCut MF Print Release screen to hide or display the account and the balance of a print job.
    • EIP 1.5+, 1.0+:
      • Switch mode devices: Added a config key that by default displays only PaperCut MF applications, hiding all other non-PaperCut MF applications, to prevent the device's Home screen from freezing upon login (ext-device.xerox.support-switch-mode).
    • EIP 1.5+:
      • Added support for guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
      • Fixed an issue when deleting a device in the PaperCut MF Admin web interface that sometimes displayed multiple rows of unnecessary error messages in the server log.

For Integrators:

  • If the user's home folder is set in User Details, developers using the SSO Device API can now discover it.
  • 3rd party hardware or payment gateway APIs: Added a work around to re-enable some failed API integrations. For more information, see Known Issue 14161.

Job Ticketing:

  • The Job Ticketing installer can now be downloaded directly from within PaperCut MF so customers can trial the product.
  • Added a new print scripting recipe for Job Ticketing that displays a one-off pop up message informing them about a new Print Room or FabLab.
  • Added a new print scripting recipe for Job Ticketing that cancels a large print job after a specified number of pages, and prompts the user to submit the print job to the Print Room instead.
  • Fixed an issue in Job Ticketing where email notifications could not be sent when a suffix was applied to the user emails in PaperCut MF.

For more information about changes to Job Ticketing, see the Job Ticketing Release Notes page.

Mobility Print:

For more information about changes to Mobility Print, see the Mobility Print Release Notes page.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.
  • ** If you use print scripts, then when upgrading from 18.1.4 or below, the ability to change print job settings at the device is switched off by default. Before switching on this feature, read the following considerations.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • The End User License Agreement (EULA) has been updated.

13 June 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.1.4

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.1 and contains the following changes:

Enhancement:

  • The PaperCut MF manual is now available on the PaperCut website providing more information about PaperCut MF functionality, such as Scan to Cloud. You can find it here.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where if the Print Release device function was enabled together with one or more other device functions, and then all functions were disabled, PaperCut MF would incorrectly accept the changes when at least one device function must be enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where if Print Release and all other device functions were disabled, and then only Print Release was enabled, PaperCut MF would incorrectly display an error saying that no device functions were enabled.
  • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue that would have required a user to re-register Scan to Cloud Storage by November 2018.
  • Fixed an issue that would otherwise require a user to re-register their Scan To Cloud service by November.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the PaperCut Save Paper Desktop Widget from being installed.
  • Print Provider: Improved the Windows error logging in print-provider.log.
  • Ricoh: Fixed an issue where the toner details were incorrectly reported for some colors.
  • Sharp PostScript driver: Fixed an issue that occurred when printing both color and grayscale pages in a booklet output that caused an incorrect total page count and an incorrect color page count.
  • Canon UFR II printer driver: Fixed an issue that prevented color to grayscale conversion.
  • MAC/Linux (CUPS): For new installations and upgrades of PaperCut MF, the default setting EnablePrinterAutoImport is now set to "on". PaperCut MF will now automatically import newly added printers. This setting does not override existing installations.
  • Generic PostScript printer driver on macOS: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect page count when duplex printing an odd number of pages.
  • Xerox 57xx: Fixed an issue where pressing the "Access Device" button did not display the device home page.
  • RISO: Added support for the new features in the RISO developed solution for Comcolor FW and GD devices, including card self association, login via user ID, and better support for shared accounts, and account confirmation. Note: Delete old devices in PaperCut MF before updating the device firmware.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+:
    • Fixed an issue that caused text and buttons on some screens to be incorrectly aligned.
  • HP (FutureSmart Legacy) v1.2.3*:
    • Fixed a rare issue that occurred when a user logged out causing the device to display Error 49.38.07.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Fixed an issue that caused text and buttons on some screens to be incorrectly aligned.
  • HP (OXP):
    • Fixed an issue that caused text and buttons on some screens to be incorrectly aligned.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • A message is now displayed on the Device Details page when PaperCut MF serves a SHA1 certificate to a Konica Minolta device. The message directs the SysAdmin to a Knowledge Base article on how to resolve the SHA1 communication issue. You can optionally disable the display of this message via a config key (ext-device.konica-minolta.browser.show-sha1-message).
    • Fixed an issue that caused text and buttons on some screens to be incorrectly aligned.
  • Sindoh (OpenAPI):
    • A message is now displayed on the Device Details page when PaperCut MF serves a SHA1 certificate to a Sindoh device. The message directs the SysAdmin to a Knowledge Base article on how to resolve the SHA1 communication issue. You can optionally disable the display of this message via a config key (ext-device.sindoh.browser.show-sha1-message).
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):
    • Fixed an issue that caused an error message to be displayed on the Account Confirmation page at login when the device was already running a job in the background.
    • Fixed an issue that caused text and buttons on some screens to be incorrectly aligned.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • Fixed an issue that caused text and buttons on some screens to be incorrectly aligned.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

15 May 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.1.3

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.1 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Mobility Print: On Linux and macOS servers, fixed an issue preventing the account selection popup from being displayed when enabled.
  • Azure AD Secure LDAP synchronization: The user/group synchronization option in the Configuration Wizard and the Options > User/Group Sync page has been changed from Azure AD to Azure AD Secure LDAP.
  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented PaperCut MF from connecting to the Google Cloud Print service to publish printers and print documents.
  • Linux/Mac: Improved handling of "Printer Command Jobs" to prevent erroneous charges and unnecessary Account Selection Popups.
  • The login button to the PaperCut Pay Station is now disabled while the user is being authenticated. This addresses an issue that could result in funds not being correctly associated with the user's account.
  • Enhanced the Windows Print Provider when using SNMP to detect printer errors. Windows queue status is now updated with the correct printer error state.
  • Fixed an issue in the external account API that caused canceled jobs charged to shared accounts to be be refunded incorrectly.
  • Batch user and shared account import: Fixed an issue that allowed unsupported file types to be uploaded.
  • User Client: Fixed an issue causing toast messages to be incorrectly displayed when they are disabled.
  • Fixed a broken link in Programs > PaperCut MF to "Top-Ten Hidden Features".
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused an "Unable to resolve" error to be displayed on the Job Log page when Hardware Check was enabled.
  • Print Archiving: Fixed a rare issue that caused print archiving to fail, especially when printing via Mobility Print.
  • Print Provider:
    • Windows: Improved the time to release print jobs, especially in environments with a high number of held print jobs.**
    • Fixed an issue that caused "Unable to get print job info" entries in the Print Provider log for print jobs that had already been printed.**
    • Provided an option to fix an issue when Sonicwall Firewall Content Filtering System (CFS) is used that prevented secondary servers and Direct Print Monitors from accessing the Application Server and Site Servers. For details on how to set this option, see SonicWall with Content Filter Service.**
    • Windows: PaperCut MF takes the Windows Job Status into consideration when canceling a print job. In addition to the Job Status of Error, the Windows Print Provider now also recognizes Offline, Paper Out, and User Intervention as potential errors.**
  • PostScript drivers:
    • Fixed an issue causing incorrect page counts of print jobs generated from KWS (UZ Leuven).
    • Fixed a rare issue with some PostScript drivers that caused a color page to be incorrectly detected as grayscale.
  • OKI PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue that, when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing), caused an incorrect page count to be recorded in PaperCut MF logs.
  • OKI C711: Fixed an issue that caused hardware page validation checks to fail.
  • Epson: Fixed an issue causing color jobs to be charged as grayscale on some recent devices.
  • Linux with pdftocairo: Fixed an issue that caused color jobs to be charged as grayscale.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Dell (eSF) version 2.6.0*:
    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
    • When configuring device functions via the config key ext-device.lexmark.approved-actions, you can now prefix any value with "guest_" to specify the functions available to guest users.
    • Scan jobs using third party applications (such as Scan Center) can now be sent to the user's home directory that is configured in the Admin web interface.
    • Reduced vulnerability to scripting attacks on the device's web configuration page.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the device to become unstable when PaperCut MF was stopped and restarted several times in a row.
    • Fixed an issue that made the device's web configuration page accessible to unauthenticated users via an unpublished URL.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented swipe-to-logout from working.
  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+:
    • Improved the touch response of check boxes on the device's Print Release screen.
    • Integrated Scanning:
      • Scan jobs of multiple JPG files now deliver the JPG files in the correct order to the user.
      • Changed the Scan to Cloud Storage icon on the device screen from a folder image to a cloud image.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • On the Account Confirmation screen on the device, the "Confirm" button now displays fully on all translated versions of the screen.
  • HP (OXP):
    • Improved the touch response of check boxes on the device's Print Release screen.
    • Fixed an issue that caused an error message to be displayed on the device when notifications for fax complete where configured.
  • HP Pro:
    • Added support for IPv6 SSL certificates.
    • Added more detail and clarity to the device registration status error messages on the PaperCut MF Admin web interface.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Integrated Scanning: Changed the Scan to Cloud Storage icon on the device screen from a folder image to a cloud image.
  • Lexmark (eSF) version 2.6.0*:
    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
    • When configuring device functions via the config key ext-device.lexmark.approved-actions, you can now prefix any value with "guest_" to specify the functions available to guest users.
    • Scan jobs using third party applications (such as Scan Center) can now be sent to the user's home directory that is configured in the Admin web interface.
    • Reduced vulnerability to scripting attacks on the device's web configuration page.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the device to become unstable when PaperCut MF was stopped and restarted several times in a row.
    • Fixed an issue that made the device's web configuration page accessible to unauthenticated users via an unpublished URL.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented swipe-to-logout from working.
  • OKI (eSF) version 2.6.0*:
    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
    • When configuring device functions via the config key ext-device.lexmark.approved-actions, you can now prefix any value with "guest_" to specify the functions available to guest users.
    • Scan jobs using third party applications (such as Scan Center) can now be sent to the user's home directory that is configured in the Admin web interface.
    • Reduced vulnerability to scripting attacks on the device's web configuration page.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the device to become unstable when PaperCut MF was stopped and restarted several times in a row.
    • Fixed an issue that made the device's web configuration page accessible to unauthenticated users via an unpublished URL.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented swipe-to-logout from working.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Fixed an issue that hid the "Print All" button on the device's Print Release screen.
    • Integrated Scanning: Changed the Scan to Cloud Storage icon on the device screen from a folder image to a cloud image.
  • Toshiba (eSF) version 2.6.0*:
    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
    • When configuring device functions via the config key ext-device.lexmark.approved-actions, you can now prefix any value with "guest_" to specify the functions available to guest users.
    • Scan jobs using third party applications (such as Scan Center) can now be sent to the user's home directory that is configured in the Admin web interface.
    • Reduced vulnerability to scripting attacks on the device's web configuration page.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the device to become unstable when PaperCut MF was stopped and restarted several times in a row.
    • Fixed an issue that made the device's web configuration page accessible to unauthenticated users via an unpublished URL.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented swipe-to-logout from working.
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):
    • Improved the touch response of check boxes on the device's Print Release screen.
    • Integrated Scanning: Changed the Scan to Cloud Storage icon on the device screen from a folder image to a cloud image.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • EIP 1.5+: Added a config key to customize the label of the PaperCut MF Home icon displayed on the device (ext-device.xerox.home-app-label).
    • EIP 3.0+:
      • Improved the touch response of check boxes on the device's Print Release screen on VersaLink and AltaLink devices
      • Fixed an issue on VersaLink and AltaLink devices that caused users to be prematurely logged out when attempting to access device functions by clicking the "Access Device" button on the PaperCut MF Home screen.
    • Integrated Scanning: Changed the Scan to Cloud Storage icon on the device screen from a folder image to a cloud image.

Mobility Print:

Job Ticketing:

  • For more information about changes to Job Ticketing, see the Release Notes within the product.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • Fixes and enhancements marked with ** require a Print Provider upgrade.

04 May 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.1.2

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.1 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that displayed garbled characters in translated messages on all web interfaces (since 18.1.1).

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.1.1, there is NO database upgrade.

26 April 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.1.1

For a snapshot view of 18.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Scan to Cloud Storage: PaperCut MF's Integrated Scanning solution now provides a secure and effortless way to get documents to the cloud. A growing number of cloud storage providers, including Google Drive, DropBox (personal), OneDrive (Personal), OneDrive for Business, are available in PaperCut MF. It's secure and easy to set up, and seamlessly integrates with the overall PaperCut MF experience.
    Note: Scan to Cloud Storage is available on all Integrated Scanning-enabled devices. However, an active Premium Upgrade Assurance (PUA) subscription is required to use this feature.
  • End-to-end encryption of print jobs over the network: PaperCut MF now supports encryption of print jobs over the network. The link between the print server and printer can now be encrypted using IPPS, and an IPPS printer can be configured as a Find Me destination queue.
  • Azure AD user and group sync: Added support for Azure AD Secure LDAP as a new Sync Source option in the Options > User/Group Sync page, when Azure AD Domain Services is enabled.
  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+: PaperCut MF now supports Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers job tracking, secure print release, and Integrated Scanning, and is now the primary FX embedded solution for all Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-VI (or higher) devices.
  • HP Pro (Fast Release): PaperCut MF now supports HP Pro (Fast Release) devices, offering a simple setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers print tracking (except USB printing) and secure print release.

Enhancements:

  • GDPR print management, data privacy, and security compliance: To assist with with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation "Right to be Forgotten":
    • The Privacy Option ("Remove document information from the Job Log after") to redact potentially sensitive data elements from the Job Logs page, has been enhanced to redact additional attributes of the print jobs (file size, user client details, comments, watermarks, and digital signature). Additionally, the timestamp can also be redacted.
    • The server command "permanently-redact-user-data" has been enhanced to redact the file size, user client details, comments, watermarks, and digital signature of print jobs from the Job Logs page.
  • Job Ticketing:
    • Added a new config key to customize the name of the Print Rooms / FabLabs tab in the User web interface (user.job-ticketing.override-button-display-name).
    • The System Health interface now includes endpoints to monitor the status of Job Ticketing.
      For more information about changes to Job Ticketing, see the Release Notes within the product.
  • Global Print Driver (version 100.1.0): The driver's page output order is now "front to back". **
  • PaperCut MF User web interface: The temporary option to revert to the pre-17.2 User web interface branding is no longer available.
  • PaperCut Views: PaperCut Views and PaperCut MF can now be installed on the same server.
  • Security:
    • When a print server is detected as being offline, the following now occurs:
      • held print jobs (pending release) are now hidden by default until the print server is back online, to prevent them from being automatically released after the outage.
      • print jobs queued for printing (released) are placed back on hold by default, to prevent them from being automatically printed when the print server comes back online.
    • The command line option "CreateSSLKeystore" now has the option to generate and import self-signed certificates that have custom keystore and keystore key passwords.
    • Continuing security improvements on the PaperCut MF Admin and User web interfaces, including cookie security and library dependencies, to reduce vulnerability to scripting attacks.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Print Archive spool files from being viewed or downloaded (since 18.1.0).
  • User web interface: Internet Explorer 11 in compatibility mode is now forced into a higher document standard to ensure pages are rendered correctly.
  • Fixed an issue to ensure that Low Balance email notifications are triggered for copy and scan jobs.
  • Web Print: Fixed an issue that displayed a JavaScript error in the browser's console when clicking the file "drop zone" in the User web interface.
  • Reports: Fixed an issue to ensure that access to the "User printing - summary" report (Users), the "Group print summary" report (Groups), and the "Account print summary" report (Accounts), is restricted to PaperCut MF Administrators with "Access reports section" enabled (Options > Admin Rights).
  • Site Servers: Fixed an issue that incorrectly caused Site Servers to intermittently switch between online and offline modes.
  • macOS and Linux: Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to log to old rotated log files.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+:
    • PaperCut MF now supports Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers job tracking, secure print release, and Integrated Scanning, and is now the primary FX embedded solution for all Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-VI (or higher) devices.
  • HP Pro (Fast Release):
    • PaperCut MF now supports HP Pro (Fast Release) devices, offering a simple setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers print tracking (except USB printing) and secure print release.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Added support for tracking and controlling USB print jobs.
    • Added support for Shared Account selection, including the ability to add comments to invoices of Shared Accounts.
    • Added a config key to customize the maximum number of Shared Accounts displayed (ext-device.hp-oxpd.account-list.limit).
    • Added support for the Securakey ET4-AUS-D card reader.
    • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
  • HP (OXP):
    • Simplified the layout of the PaperCut MF Account Selection screens on the device.
    • Added a config key to customize the maximum number of Shared Accounts displayed (ext-device.hp-oxpd.account-list.limit).
    • Added support for the Securakey ET4-AUS-D card reader.
    • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) version 2.1.2*:
    • Fixed an issue on some newer models that incorrectly displayed a blank screen when accessing device functions.
    • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue that displayed an error message (Unable to create scan) when starting a new scan job.
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.5*:
    • Added support for the Bio-Buddy biometric reader.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.1.6*:
    • Fixed an issue that prematurely terminated copy jobs after the Sleep Timer or Auto Logout Timer had elapsed.
    • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Integrated Scanning to be unavailable.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • V3.x and below: Fixed an issue introduced in 17.3 that could cause the PaperCut MF Home icon and the PaperCut MF Print Release icon to become unavailable when SSL was enabled.
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):
    • Simplified the layout of the PaperCut MF Account Selection screens on the device.
    • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
    • Added a config key to allow or prevent searchable PDFs from being created when using PaperCut MF's Integrated Scanning, based on the device's OCR capabilities (ext-device.toshiba.disable-ocr).
    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly displayed an error when a user with relevant permissions attempted to release a print job of another user (since 17.4.4).
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • 1.5+: Simplified the layout of the PaperCut MF Account Selection screens on the device.
    • 3.0: Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
    • 3.0+: VersaLink and AltaLink devices: Fixed an issue that caused some high resolution Integrated Scanning jobs to fail.

For Integrators:

  • Web Services API: Modified the setUserAccountSelectionAutoChargePersonal method in the Web Services API to enable popup notifications for personal accounts.

Mobility Print:

Other Notes:

  • Windows 2008 (non R2) and 32-bit: As per our End Of Life Policy announcement, the PaperCut MF Application Server can no longer be installed on Windows 2008 (non R2) and 32-bit environments.
  • **Requires an upgrade of the PaperCut Global Print Driver.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • This release includes a database upgrade.

21 March 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.0.5

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Site Server: Added an option to activate device registration throttling, to resolve an issue that occasionally caused the Application Server to stop responding when a high number of devices were registered via a Site Server.
  • db-tools with an internal database: Fixed an issue that sometimes caused an OutOfMemory exception when executing an incorrect query (since 17.2.1).
  • Find Me printing: Fixed an issue that caused an occasional print job to be lost when in a high print volume environment.
  • 3rd party hardware payments: Added the ability to print the amount to be credited to the user on error receipts (via the %credit% variable).

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP (OXP):
    • Fixed an issue that caused an "Unexpected end of file" error when enabling SSL.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Fixed an issue that caused an "Unexpected end of file" error when enabling SSL.
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.5*:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the embedded application from being installed on the device via the Remote Operation Client.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Added support for tracking of print jobs initiated by "Print and Scan directly using EWB (e-BRIDGE Web Browser)".
    • Fixed an issue that caused a null pointer exception message in the Application Server debug log (server.log) when the Home Page and Login URL in TopAccess were empty.
  • Toshiba (MDS):
    • Added support for tracking of print jobs initiated by "Print and Scan directly using EWB (e-BRIDGE Web Browser)".

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

28 February 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.0.4

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Tuned Java parameters to improve Application Server performance on large sites.
  • Pay Station: When a Pay Station fails to connect to the Application Server to update a user's balance, the Pay Station now displays an error message and prints a transaction error report (if an acknowledgement printer is attached), so the user has proof that the transaction did not succeed.

Fixes:

  • Reduced the CreateSSLKeystore default certificate validity duration to not exceed 2038, to safeguard older devices running into a 2038 date rollover issue.
  • macOS High Sierra (CUPS): Reduced the time it takes for a printer to be available in the Control Printer Monitoring.command script.
  • Standard Release station via Site Server: Fixed an issue that caused an empty print release list for Hold/Release queue managers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Site Servers to display lower total amounts of Devices on the 'About' tab if those Devices were registered directly to the same Site Server.
  • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue preventing Integrated Scanning failure notifications when the MFP is connected to a Site Server.
  • User Client:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the User Client from launching when the User Client icon was double-clicked in the Windows task tray.
    • Fixed an issue that caused high memory usage, especially when a high number of shared accounts are used.
    **Note: User Clients require an upgrade.
  • Web Print:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the "Maximum document/file upload size" value to be ignored and set to 256MB instead.
    • Sandbox mode: Fixed an issue that caused multiple print jobs to be generated for each Web Print job in some virtual environments.
    ***Note: Web Print sandbox servers require an upgrade.
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Fixed a rare issue that caused a Google Cloud Print job to be printed multiple times.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented PaperCut MF from publishing all printers to Google Cloud Print when there were a large number of printers.
  • Printer compatibility improvements:
    • RISO ComColor with PaperCut Global Print Driver: Added a new PDL transform to fix an issue that caused the printed output to have incorrect settings when printing in duplex, color, or selecting specific tray settings.
    • Canon printers on Linux and MacOS: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect number of copies and pages to be reported for some Canon devices when using CUPS printing.
    • Epson printers: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect number of copies and pages to be reported for some Epson printers.
    ****Note: Secondary servers require a Print Provider upgrade.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP (FutureSmart Legacy) version 1.2.2*:
    • The embedded bundle is now signed with a SHA-256 hash instead of with SHA-1.
    • Fixed a security issue that allowed a device admin/user account user to access the Print Release and Account Selection apps using the identity of the last PaperCut MF user to log in.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a long custom login message to flow over other elements on the screen (e.g. username and password).
  • HP (OXP):
    • Added support for the following RF IDeas card readers:
      • RDR 80581AKU-PPCT
      • RDR-805T1AKU
      • RDR-805H1AKU
    • Fixed an issue that caused the card reader to stop working if it was not in use for more than 60 minutes.
    • The text label of the "Select All" checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Added support for the following RF IDeas card readers:
      • RDR 80581AKU-PPCT
      • RDR-805T1AKU
      • RDR-805H1AKU
    • Fixed an issue that caused the card reader to stop working if it was not in use for more than 60 minutes.
    • The text label of the "Select All" checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.1.5*:
    • Added support for Ricoh's System Auto Reset timer. The user will now be logged out when the System Auto Reset timer expires due to inactivity (this requires the Function Priority to be PaperCut MF).
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused access to Device Functions and Integrated Scanning to be incorrectly blocked with the message "No account selection options available for user".
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused PaperCut MF to stop working when the Print Release screen displayed long document names.
    • Fixed an issue where pressing the Back button on the Account confirmation screen resulted in a partial logout if it was the first screen displayed after login.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Improved security by adding an advanced config key ("secure-app-server-url) to ensure incoming requests from an MFP are secure using SSL.
    • Fixed an issue that caused PaperCut MF to stop working with the device when "ext-device.toshiba.secure-odca" was enabled.
  • Toshiba (MDS):
    • Improved security by adding the following advanced config keys:
      • secure-scanning - ensures calls to the MFP for scanning are secure using SSL.
      • secure-app-server-url - ensures incoming requests from an MFP are secure using SSL.
    • Fixed an issue that caused a long custom login message to flow over other elements on the screen (e.g. username and password).
    • Fixed an issue that caused the "Job Status" button on the Print Release screen to disappear when there were no held print jobs.
    • Fixed an issue that caused PaperCut MF to stop working with the device when "ext-device.toshiba.secure-odca" was enabled.
    • The text label of the "Select All" checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.
    • Fixed an issue that caused an error message when a user tried to log in if:
      • "ext-device.home-screen.show-balance" was set to Y, and
      • the user's Account Selection was set to "Automatically charge to personal account".
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • EIP 1.5+: Fixed an issue that displayed an error message on login if the network was set up to use a hostname (instead of an IP address) for the Application Server.
    • EIP 3.0+: The text label of the "Select All" checkbox on the Print Release screen is now clickable.
    • EIP 3.0+: Fixed an issue that caused an error message when a user tried to log in if:
      • "ext-device.home-screen.show-balance" was set to Y, and
      • the user's Account Selection was set to "Automatically charge to personal account".
    • EIP 4.0+: Integrated Scanning now uses Medium Compression by default. This setting is configurable via a config key (ext-device.xerox.integrated-scan-job-compression).

For Integrators:

  • On demand Payment Gateway API: Extended the API to support external lookup on different user properties, for example card ID or alias.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • Fixes and enhancements marked with:
    • ** require a User Client upgrade.
    • *** require a Web Print server upgrade.
    • **** require a Print Provider upgrade.

20 February 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.0.3

This is a Maintenance Release for 18.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue preventing scanned documents from being delivered when the user's email is empty.

13 February 2018 - PaperCut MF 18.0.2

For a snapshot view of 18.0 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Job Ticketing is a new web-based order submission and workflow tool connecting PaperCut MF to in-house print rooms and 3D fabrication labs. Completely integrated into PaperCut MF, this tool not only tracks but also allows full workflow control of services, including:
    • Production printing
    • 3D printing
    • Laser cutting
    • CNC machining
    Using this tool, products and options are pre-configured, allowing users to easily submit an order online. These orders are then not only tracked and managed, but the progress and status of the job is also communicated to the user.
  • HP OXP: PaperCut MF now supports HP FutureSmart 4+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup. This new "HP OXP" solution offers job tracking and secure print release and is now the primary HP embedded solution. For more information, see the Copier / Device Integration section for HP OXP.

Enhancements:

  • GDPR print management, data privacy and security compliance: To comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation "Right to be Forgotten":
    • a new Privacy Option has been added to configure the time period after which potentially sensitive data elements of print jobs are permanently redacted from the Job Logs page. This includes Document Names of print jobs and thumbnail previews and spool files of archived print jobs.
    • the server command permanently-redact-user-data has been enhanced to redact the Document Names of cancelled or expired print jobs on the Job Logs page.
  • Security: When a print server is detected as being offline, all its held print jobs (pending release) can now be hidden, to prevent them from being released during the outage. For more information about this feature and how to enable it, contact PaperCut Support.
  • Linux and macOS (CUPS): Added more options to the configure-cups script when run from the terminal (list all available printers, add or remove individual printers).**

Fixes:

  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed an issue on the Application Log page that displayed an incorrect line of text (!GoogleCloudPrintManager.printer-unpublished!), instead of the relevant message.
  • HP drivers: Fixed an issue with some drivers that caused duplex print jobs to be detected as simplex (since 17.4.3).**
  • Fuji Xerox PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue with some drivers that caused an incorrect page count when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing).**
  • PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue in the print-provider.log file that sometimes incorrectly logged an "Unsupported image compression" error.**
  • Fixed an issue that caused some discrepancies in the Environmental Dashboard's "Usage This Month" graph when including December 2017 Job Logs that were edited in January 2018.
  • Site Servers: Fixed an issue that caused Site Servers with low system resources or running many embedded devices to frequently switch to offline mode even when the connection to the Application Server was available.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP) version 1.4.0*:
    • Added an "Admin Login" button on the PaperCut MF Login screen to enable SysAdmins to log in to the device even when the device is disconnected from the PaperCut MF Application Server.
    • Added a config key to suppress the display of the PaperCut MF Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs (ext-device.canon.skip-release-screen-when-no-jobs).
    • Fixed an issue where Zero Stop failed to stop a restricted user with a zero or a negative balance from starting a new copy job.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented PaperCut MF from being able to detect some USB card readers and keyboards.
    • Added support for Canon MEAP v5.2 firmware.
    • Added support for Tiffany Blue devices (C356 and C256).
    • Improved Russian translation coverage.
  • HP OXP:
    • PaperCut MF now supports HP FutureSmart 4+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new "HP OXP" solution offers job tracking and secure print release and is now the primary HP embedded solution. Integrated Scanning support will be added to this solution in a future release.
  • HP (FutureSmart 4+) Print Only:
    • The device type "HP (FutureSmart 4+) Print Only" has been renamed "HP OXP (Printer Only)" on the Devices > Create Device page. The order system has been updated to reflect this.
    • Added support for Elatec TWN3 HID Prox, Elatec TWN3 iCLASS, Elatec TWN3 Mifare, and Elatec TWN4 Mifare, CZ208A, CE931A, and CE983A HP proximity card readers.
  • HP (FutureSmart) version 1.2.1*:
    • The device type "HP (FutureSmart)" has been renamed "HP FutureSmart (Legacy)" on the Devices > Create Device page. The order system has been updated to reflect this.
    • Fixed an issue on devices running some versions of the HP FutureSmart 4 firmware that caused the device to become unstable when swiping to log in while simultaneously clicking on screen icons.
  • HP (OSA):
    • Added a "Refresh" button on the Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs awaiting print release.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) version 2.1.1*:
    • When "Track & control scanning" is not enabled for the device, the Integrated Scanning workflow is now shortened and bypasses the account selection screens.
    • Fixed an issue when using Integrated Scanning that prematurely displayed the screen with the "Scan more" and "Send" options, before all the pages in the document feeder had been scanned.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Added a "Refresh" button on the Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs awaiting print release.
  • Toshiba eConnect:
    • Added a "Refresh" button on the Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs awaiting print release.
  • Toshiba (MDS):
    • Added a config key to customize the login message on the PaperCut MF Login screen (ext-device.toshiba.login-instruction).
    • Shortened the French translations of button labels on the PaperCut MF Home screen to enable them to be positioned correctly.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • Fixed an issue when attempting to log out that sometimes displayed an error message.
    • EIP 1.5+ devices with First Generation Browsers (For example, WorkCenter 5325):
      • Fixed an issue that displayed an error message "No Shared Account Selected" even after a shared account was selected.
      • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Print Release screen that either did not display the user's held print jobs or when displayed, did not allow the user to select any held print jobs.
      • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Select Account screen that either did not display any shared accounts that the user had access to or when displayed, did not allow the user to select any shared account.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Fixes and enhancements marked with ** require a Print Provider upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • The PaperCut MF End User License Agreement (EULA) indemnification clause 11.1 has been updated.

22 February 2018 - PaperCut MF 17.4.5

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.4 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP): Fixed an issue on some devices with recent firmware that could cause an error during logout.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI): iOption: Fixed an issue on some devices with recent firmware that could cause an error during logout.
  • Sindoh (Open API): iOption: Fixed an issue on some devices with recent firmware that could cause an error during logout.
  • Toshiba (MDS): Fixed an issue on some devices with recent firmware that could cause an error during logout.
  • Xerox (EIP): Fixed an issue on some devices with recent firmware that could cause an error during logout.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the number of devices to be incorrectly reported.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP (FutureSmart 4+) Print Only:
    • Added a config key to enable granular control of device functions that users are permitted to access (ext-device.hp-oxpd.permission.whitelist).

27 December 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.4.4

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.4 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • macOS High Sierra (CUPS): Fixed an issue triggered by a recent macOS High Sierra update, causing a delay in the display and monitoring of printers after installation, and when a new printer is subsequently added.
  • macOS and Linux: Fixed a rare issue that sometimes failed to update the printer status and logged a pc-event-monitor error on the print-provider.log, when one or more printers had unresolvable hostnames.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

20 December 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.4.3

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.4 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • PayEx payment gateway: Added support for manual and on-demand transfer using the new WyWallet APIs.
  • Printer in Error: The error message displayed when a printer is low in paper now displays a more specific message about the error and resolution rather than a generic error message.

Fixes:

  • PostgreSQL database: Added support for PostgreSQL version 10. As per our End Of Life Policy announcement, PostgreSQL version 8.1 and below is no longer supported.
  • Web Widget: Fixed an issue that caused the message "Widget Error" to be displayed, instead of the Environmental Impact Web Widget or the Balance Web Widget.
  • Linux Web Print (Default mode): Fixed an issue that hid the Web Print tab on the PaperCut MF User web interface, making Web Print unavailable.
  • Watermarking with PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue that caused watermarks on landscape pages to be printed in the wrong position or not printed.
  • Page Analysis for PCL6 drivers: Fixed an issue for some drivers where a grayscale page containing a JPEG image was incorrectly detected as being a color page.
  • HP plotters: Fixed an issue that under certain conditions caused the page size to be incorrectly detected.
  • Site Server:
    • Site Server with external database: Fixed an issue on the Admin web interface and the System Health interface that failed to accurately detect a Site Server as being offline when the Site Server's external database was in error.
    • Fixed a rare issue that caused the Site Server to go into offline mode indefinitely.
  • Web Print Sandbox on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 8 and above using Client-Side Rendering (CSR):
    • Fixed an intermittent issue where some print jobs partially or completely failed to print.
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused print job attributes such as page count and ownership to be incorrectly detected.
  • Fixed an issue that continued to send notifications for each low toner event, even when the frequency of alerts was set to daily, hourly or custom.
  • Epson printers:
    • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count on some large format printers.
    • Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page count on some printers when duplex printing a document with an odd number of pages.
    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly detected a grayscale page as color on some printers.
    • Fixed an issue that failed to detect the document name on some printers.
  • Novell iPrint: Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to crash when the File Descriptor Limit is reached.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Type/Model on the Printer Details page to be incorrect and inconsistent.
  • Fixed an issue that caused an error on the Printer Details page when using multiple sessions and navigating between the Printers and Devices tab (since 17.3.2).
  • Fuji Xerox PostScript driver with CentOS: Fixed an issue that caused duplex print jobs to be detected as simplex, for jobs redirected from a CentOS generic PostScript queue to a Fuji Xerox PostScript queue on a CentOS server.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP):
    • Fixed a rare issue on the Account Confirmation screen where tapping the Next button twice prematurely terminated the active session on the device.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.1.3*:
    • Fixed an issue that could cause PaperCut MF to crash after the expiry of the auto logout timer or the device's sleep timer.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Sharp MX3570: Fixed an issue that incorrectly truncated some button labels when using the French language.
  • Toshiba (MDS):
    • Added support for tracking and controlling USB Printing.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • First generation devices: Fixed an issue that caused the Print button to be hidden on the Print Release screen when using the Dutch language.
    • Added a config key (enable-usb-print) to enable or disable USB printing.
    • Fixed an Account Confirmation workflow issue that sometimes produced inconsistencies with the screens displayed and their settings.

For Integrators:

  • Credit API: Fixed an issue that caused devices to be created incorrectly.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

05 December 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.4.2

For a snapshot view of 17.4 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • Ricoh (SmartSDK):
    • Support for Integrated Scanning. The all-in-one intuitive user interface provides a consistent and seamless experience.
    • Support for USB tracking.
    • Support for customizing the logo, and more.
    • For more information, see the Copier / Device Integration section for Ricoh (SmartSDK).

  • Mobility Print:
    • Support for Linux and macOS environments by the Mobility Print server.
    • DNS setup is even easier with a new improved workflow in the Mobility Print Admin interface to help you configure DNS-SD.
  • Windows Print Provider: Added an option to change print queue error monitoring to SNMP (ErrorPollMethod=snmp in print-provider.conf). This speeds up the time on Fast Release Stations, Standard Release Stations and all web-based Release Station interfaces to:
    • block the release of print jobs when a print queue is in error, and
    • stop blocking the release when the print queue is no longer in an error state.
  • Improved the wording of the "Make shared account/PIN code visible" security options in the Account Options area on the Options > General page.
  • Web Print Sandbox mode security**: Document macros, which continue to be allowed by default, can now be blocked by setting the new config key to Y (web-print.disable-macros).
  • Basque translations are now available for Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.4 and the PaperCut MF User web interface.

Fixes:

  • Mac and Linux: Fixed an issue where the printer toner level, model, and serial number was not updated on the Printer Details page for printers using some Xerox drivers.
  • Windows Print Provider: Fixed a rare issue that caused Print Provider to crash if PDL transforms were enabled.
  • Microsoft Applications on Windows 10: Fixed a rare issue that caused print jobs not to be tracked when printing to Windows servers with server side rendering, when Hide Document Names have been activated.
  • HP printers on a Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 print server: Fixed an occasional issue that caused an incorrect number of pages to be reported when printing multiple copies.
  • Fixed an issue preventing device license numbers on the About page from updating after adding a new device.
  • Site Server: Fixed an issue to improve Site Server registration and sync performance in organisations with many Site Servers where some Site Servers some times incorrectly switched to the offline mode.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Canon (MEAP) version 1.3.1*:

    • Added support for C90xx and C70xx models.
    • Improved Russian translation coverage.

    Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP):

    • Added support for OmniKey 5127CK and OmniKey 5427CK card readers.

    HP (FutureSmart 4+ Print Only):

    • PaperCut MF now supports HP FutureSmart 4+ Single Function Printers (SFP), offering a simplified setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device.
      Note: Existing HP FutureSmart licenses can be used for the new HP FutureSmart 4+ SFPs. However, if you do not have an existing HP FutureSmart license, you can purchase a lower-cost SFP license.

    HP (FutureSmart) version 1.2.0*:

    • Added support for models with high resolution (1024 x 768) screens.
    • Fixed an issue when using touchscreen scrolling that incorrectly selected and deselected held print jobs on the PaperCut MF Print Release screen.
    • Added the following new config keys:

      Description

      Config key

      Specify the Windows Domain to authorize users when using the native scan-to-network functionality. ext-device.hp.windows-domain
      Modify the network connection timeout period and retry attempts ext-device.hp.network.timeout-millis
      ext-device.hp.network.timeout-retries

    HP (OSA):

    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly allowed users to access the device's web interface.

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • The certified PaperCut MF connector version is now 3.4.0.
    • Standard:
      • Added more detail and clarity to the message displayed when a user who is logged in to two devices simultaneously, releases a job from one device that has already been released from the other device.
      • bizhub PRO 1100 devices: Fixed an issue that created unnecessary text line breaks in the login instructions on the native device's login screen.
    • i-Option:
      • The cursor on the PaperCut MF login screen now automatically jumps to and highlights the relevant field that needs to be entered.
      • Devices enabled with fast access and release all jobs on login, will now display a message about the number of jobs automatically released.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented a custom "Guest" button label from being displayed.
      • Removed an unnecessary Device Status error message during PaperCut MF device registration.
      • The "Cancel" button has been removed from the Scan-in-Progress screen to prevent users from attempting to cancel scan jobs in progress.
      • Fixed an issue that caused scan jobs to be charged but not delivered when users logged out before pressing "Send".
      • Fixed an issue that caused scan jobs to be incorrectly charged twice, when the device's hard "Start" button was pressed more than once to initiate the scan.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented users from navigating from the Print Release screen to the PaperCut MF Home screen.
      • The checkbox text "Scan multiple pages from Glass" on the PaperCut Scan Details / Scan Settings screens has now been changed to "Prompt for more pages".
      • The button text "Device Functions" on the PaperCut Scan Details / Scan Settings screens has now been changed to "Continue".
      • Added more detail and clarity to the "Would you like to scan more?" message on the screen with the "Scan more" or "Send" options.
      • Improved performance and UI responsiveness.
      • Added the following new config keys:

        Description

        Config key

        Suppress the display of the PaperCut MF Home screen after login. ext-device.konica-minolta.browser.suppress-home-screen
        Display a "Logout" button on all PaperCut MF screens on the device, to allow users to terminate an active session. ext-device.konica-minolta.enable.screen-logout-button
        Set the way PaperCut MF will handle other third party pull print and scan applications already on the device, during device registration. ext-device.konica-minolta.allow-third-party-pullprint-apps
        ext-device.konica-minolta.allow-third-party-scan-apps
        Set the way authentication credentials are submitted, based on the type of keyboard being used - a soft on-screen keyboard or an external hard keyboard. ext-device.konica-minolta.login.enable-auto-submit
        Configure the default setting of the "Prompt for more pages" checkbox on the PaperCut Scan Details / Scan Settings screens. This also impacts the Integrated Scanning workflow to display the screen with the "Scan more" or "Send" options. ext-device.konica-minolta.scan.prompt.checkbox.checked
      • Standard and i-Option:
        • Fixed an issue that prevented restricted users with account balances less than 0.001 from accessing device functions.
        • Polish locale: Fixed an issue that caused Zero Stop to fail.
        • Fixed an issue when copy jobs using a paper size other than A3, A4, A5, LEGAL, LETTER,SIZE_11x17 were incorrectly charged as A4.
        • Added a detailed message with required actions when PaperCut MF is being registered on the device for the first time and native device authentication is already enabled and detected.
        • Fixed an issue that failed to uninstall PaperCut MF from the device, displaying the message "MiddleAuthServer".
      • Reports: Fixed an issue on the "User print/copy/scan/fax - breakdown" report that incorrectly reported color scan jobs as grayscale.
      • Integrated Scanning: Added more detail and clarity to the error message on the Device Details page when enabling Integrated Scanning on devices that do not support browser authentication applications.

    Lexmark (LeSF) version 2.5.0*:

    • Fixed an issue preventing copying on devices with firmware version 040.087.
    • Fixed an occasional issue that incorrectly logged users in to PaperCut MF and access the native device functions as a "guest" when the device was inactive while the cursor was on the PIN/ Password field.
    • Fixed an issue when using the device's hard "Start" key that incorrectly authenticated users to log in to PaperCut MF as a "guest".
    • Improved resilience to network connectivity issues.
    • The config key ext-device.lexmark.approved-actions now accepts wild cards as a valid input value.
    • Added the following new config keys:

      Description

      Config key

      Non-Android devices (eSF 2.1 - 4.4): Enable support for multiple third party applications (such as Lexmark Solution Composer) that require access to user credentials. device.lexmark.login.perform-auth
      Android devices (eSF 5+): Display the logout icon on the native device home screen. ext-device.lexmark.logout.display-icon

    Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.4*:

    • Fixed an issue that prevented the embedded application from being installed via the Remote Operation Client.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Integrated Scanning Zero Stop to fail when using a payment gateway.
    • Basque translations are now available.

    Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.1.1*:

    • Added support for Integrated Scanning.
    • Added tracking for printing from USB.
    • Added support for setting the user's PIN at the device panel if the user does not already have a PIN assigned.
    • Added the ability to use the numeric keypad for ID number and account code.
    • Added the ability to prevent the panel from going to sleep when card authentication is enabled.
    • Added the ability to customize the logo.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented LAN-fax jobs from being sent.
    • Shared accounts: Added the ability to enter comments and invoicing details when selecting a shared account at the device panel.
    • Fixed an issue where the locale override was not applied to the submitted time for print jobs.
    • Fixed an issue causing Zero Stop to be triggered based on the most expensive job type rather than the current job type.
    • Fixed an occasional issue that caused buttons on the Print Release screen to become unresponsive.
    • Fixed an occasional issue that logged users out of PaperCut MF, and not the device functions, when the panel sleep function failed to work.
    • Fixed a layout issue on the Print Release screen of the device when using the Portuguese language.
    • Ricoh Remote Operation Client 1.2.2:
      • SDK/J authentication is now disabled when configuring the Remote Operation Client.
      • "Print & Delete Scanner Journal" is now automatically set to "Delete Oldest".
      • Updated the bundled RXOP library to version 3.5.16.
    • Added the following new config keys:

      Description

      Config key

      Display print job costs on the PaperCut MF Print Release screen and the Job Details screen. ext-device.ricoh.release-show-cost
      Permit the use of a configured list of third-party SDK/J applications when a user selects Device Functions. ext-device.ricoh.permission-product-ids
      Customize screen colors. ext-device.ricoh.accent-color
      ext-device.ricoh.primary-color
      Customize the login welcome message. ext-device-msg.welcome-text

    Samsung (XOA) version 1.4.0*:

    • Added the logged in user's username to all screen footers.

    Sharp (OSA):

    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly allowed users to access the device's web interface.

    Toshiba eConnect:

    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly allowed users to access the device's web interface.

    Toshiba (MDS):

    • Added the following new config keys:

      Description

      Config key

      Enable access to third party applications on the PaperCut MF Home screen. ext-device.toshiba.app-buttons.enabled
      ext-device.toshiba.app-button1.label
      ext-device.toshiba.app-button1.url
      ext-device.toshiba.app-button2.label
      ext-device.toshiba.app-button2.url
      Suppress the display of the PaperCut MF Print Release screen after login when there are no held print jobs. ext-device.toshiba.skip-release-screen-when-no-jobs
      Suppress the display of the PaperCut MF Home screen after login. ext-device.toshiba.device-functions-on-login
      Display print job costs on the PaperCut MF Print Release screen and the Job Details screen. ext-device.toshiba.release-show-cost

    Xerox (EIP):

    • First generation devices: Fixed a formatting issue when the Account Selection screen is translated.
    • EIP 1.5+: VersaLink and AltaLink devices: Fixed an issue that incorrectly locked the device, preventing subsequent users from being able to log in, when the logout button on a PaperCut MF screen was repeatedly pressed by the current user.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • **The ability to block document macros (by setting the new config key web-print.disable-macros to Y) is effective only when all Web Print sandbox servers are updated.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

13 November 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.3.6

For a snapshot view of 17.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused multiple User Client popups, and can cause excessive load on the Application Server.
  • Diagnostics: Reduced the server load and decreased the duration when downloading the diagnostics file.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.

17 October 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.3.5

For a snapshot view of 17.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Increased the frequency of updating the Printer Status on the Admin web interface dashboard, from once in 120 seconds to once in 20 seconds.

Fixes:

  • Epson SC-PX7V2 printers on Windows and Mac: Fixed an issue that incorrectly tracked and charged for every page in a color print document when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing).
  • Windows Print Providers: Fixed a rare issue that prevented PaperCut MF from tracking print jobs due to the Print Provider service being unable to start.
  • Fixed an issue causing a refund for a job charged to a single default personal account to also be refunded to all the secondary external personal accounts.
  • Mobile Print Release: Fixed an issue when users clicked the "Back" or "Refresh" button on the Job Info screen that incorrectly displayed a blank screen, making the mobile device unresponsive.
  • Security: Fixed an issue when using the CreateSSLKeystore command line option to generate a self-signed SHA-256 certificate that incorrectly created a SHA1 certificate instead.
  • MySQL database: Fixed an issue when searching for users on the Users > User List page that produced an error.

Copier / Device Integration:

    HP (OSA):

    • When the "Print All" button on the PaperCut MF Home screen is pressed and the printer is in error, a more detailed error message is now displayed.
    • Fixed an issue on landscape only devices where attempting a portrait scan caused an error. Portrait scan jobs will now automatically be converted to landscape.

    Sharp (OSA):

    • When the "Print All" button on the PaperCut MF Home screen is pressed and the printer is in error, a more detailed error message is now displayed.
    • Fixed an issue on landscape only devices where attempting a portrait scan caused an error. Portrait scan jobs will now automatically be converted to landscape.

    Toshiba eConnect:

    • When the "Print All" button on the PaperCut MF Home screen is pressed and the printer is in error, a more detailed error message is now displayed.
    • Fixed an issue on landscape only devices where attempting a portrait scan caused an error. Portrait scan jobs will now automatically be converted to landscape.

    Xerox (EIP):

    • Fixed an issue when users with an active PaperCut MF session using native device functions were incorrectly detected as being inactive and then logged out.
    • Fixed an issue where setting the config key (ext-device.xerox.lock-device) to enforce user authentication for all device functions had no effect on some functions.
    • Fixed an issue on some first generation devices that displayed an incorrect line of text (??job-release-document_*region*??), instead of the word "document" or its translated equivalent, on the Print Release screen.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

27 September 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.3.4

For a snapshot view of 17.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Security enhancements: When a print server is detected as offline, print jobs queued for printing will now be placed back on hold. Print jobs will not longer be automatically released when the print server comes back online.
  • Site Server: Print Providers can now be configured to communicate directly with the Application Server during a Site Server outage, thereby improving print resilience.

Fixes:

  • Linux: Fixed an issue that caused custom memory allocation settings to be ignored. As a result, the Application Server used the standard memory allocation, which is insufficient for some large sites (since 17.3.2).
  • Fixed an issue that caused a CSRF validation error when logging in to the Admin or User Web Interface if server.force-host-header has been configured in server.properties (since 17.3).
    Note: Some sites that use a non-standard reverse proxy server configuration may continue to experience this issue. Some additional actions are required to resolve this.
  • Fixed a rare issue that incorrectly displayed the name of the user of a redirected print job as SYSTEM on the Windows print queue.
  • Windows User Client:
    • Added the ability to switch off toast notification popups.
    • Windows 8+: Fixed an issue that truncated messages and caused them to appear twice, as a balloon tip and as a toast notification popup.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused toast notification popups to become inaccessible, behind taskbar icons.
  • Postscript driver: Fixed a page count and color detection issue when printing from postscript to an LPD print queue.
  • HP Universal PCL6 driver: Fixed an issue that occasionally caused a color page to be counted as a grayscale page.
  • Toshiba PostScript and PCL driver: Fixed an issue that incorrectly detected and charged a print job using "Erasable Blue" color type as grayscale, instead of color.
  • Oracle DB version 12.2.0.1 or below: Fixed an issue that caused PaperCut MF upgrades from version 15.x or below, to fail when using Oracle DB version 12.2.0.1 or below.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Canon (MEAP):

    • Included the Canon MEAP .jar file that was missing from 17.3.3.

    HP (OSA):

    • Integrated Scanning:
      • Fixed an issue on some older devices that prevented Integrated Scanning from working with the SSL protocol (URLs with HTTPS).
      • Fixed an issue causing the device to become unresponsive when an unsupported format (black & white, .jpg) was selected.
    • Fixed an issue on the Scan Actions screen on some older devices that caused the text of some of the buttons to overflow.
    • Improved the layout and usability of the Print Release screen.
    • Added the option to hide the "Print All" button on the PaperCut MF Home screen and the Print Release screen.
    • Fixed an issue on some small screen devices that caused the title of the Scan Actions screen to become obstructed by the "Back" and "Log Out" buttons.

    Kyocera (HyPAS) version 2.1.0*:

    • After logging in, the PaperCut MF Home screen will now be displayed by default, even when Integrated Scanning is not enabled (configured via ext-device.home-screen.force-show).
    • Improved scanning speed on TASKalfa xxx2 models equipped with Kyocera's Data Security Kit.

    RISO:

    • PaperCut has certified RISO developed solutions for various devices in the GD series. For more information on the supported devices, see PaperCut MF for RISO.

    Sharp (OSA):

    • Integrated Scanning:
      • Fixed an issue on some older devices that prevented Integrated Scanning from working with the SSL protocol (URLs with HTTPS).
      • Fixed an issue causing the device to become unresponsive when an unsupported format (black & white, .jpg) was selected.
    • Fixed an issue on the Scan Actions screen on some older devices that caused the text of some of the buttons to overflow.
    • Improved the layout and usability of the Print Release screen.
    • Added the option to hide the "Print All" button on the PaperCut MF Home screen and the Print Release screen.
    • Fixed an issue on some small screen devices that caused the title of the Scan Actions screen to become obstructed by the "Back" and "Log Out" buttons.

    Sindoh:

    • PaperCut has certified Sindoh developed solutions for various A3 and A4 devices. For more information on the supported devices, see PaperCut MF for Sindoh.

    Toshiba eConnect:

    • Integrated Scanning:
      • Fixed an issue on some older devices that prevented Integrated Scanning from working with the SSL protocol (URLs with HTTPS).
      • Fixed an issue causing the device to become unresponsive when an unsupported format (black & white, .jpg) was selected.
    • Fixed an issue on the Scan Actions screen on some older devices that caused the text of some of the buttons to overflow.
    • Improved the layout and usability of the Print Release screen.
    • Added the option to hide the "Print All" button on the PaperCut MF Home screen and the Print Release screen.
    • Fixed an issue on some small screen devices that caused the title of the Scan Actions screen to become obstructed by the "Back" and "Log Out" buttons.

    Toshiba (MDS):

    • Fixed an issue on the Print Release screen that failed to display notifications about released or cancelled print jobs.
    • The config key ext-device.toshiba.initial-native-screen now accepts the value of "home" as well as "menu".
    • Fixed an issue when using Integrated Scanning that sometimes caused the device to become unresponsive on the Scan-in-Progress screen.
    • V1060 firmware: Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented large scan jobs from being delivered.

    Xerox (EIP):

    • 1.0+: Added a detailed warning message about changing the device's default Administrator password before attempting to enable Secure Access.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused PaperCut MF to become unresponsive, preventing users from being able to access the device, and requiring an Application Server reboot.

    Xerox (Network Accounting):

    • Fixed an issue that prevented users from logging in to PaperCut MF on the device (since 17.2.0).

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

15 September 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.3.3

For a snapshot view of 17.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Important Notice: If after upgrading, a CSRF validation error message (HTTP ERROR 403: Problem accessing /app. Reason: CSRF validation) is displayed while attempting to log into the Admin or User web interface, then some additional actions are required. This is related to the CSRF HTTP header origin checks introduced in 17.3.2, in line with OWASP recommendations.

Enhancements:

  • Branding customization: Report headers can now be customized with a logo, from the Options > General page.
  • User client:
    • The color of negative credit balances displayed on the balance window can now be customized.
    • Improved the User Client start-up time after a computer has gone to sleep.
  • Google Cloud Print: Added support to configure Google Cloud Print via a Proxy Server.
  • Standard Release Station: Re-positioned the login fields to prevent them from being obstructed when using an on-screen keyboard.
  • Card self-association: A username and PIN can now be used to self-associate cards at the device.
  • Added the ability to sync a user's PIN from AD/LDAP to PaperCut MF (ldap.schema.userpin-field, ldap.2.schema.userpin-field, user-source.ad.user-pin-field).
  • User and group sync: Users who are pending deletion are now displayed in the Test Sync Settings window.
  • Direct Printing: Significantly reduced the size of the Windows Direct Print Monitor installer for customers using PaperCut without a print server.
  • PaperCut MF installer: Added template custom server configuration files (service.conf / launch-app-server.conf) to help customers wanting to change server settings.
  • Reports: Users to be included in an User Ad-hoc Report can now be selected from the "User name" drop-down.
  • Shared Accounts: Added new methods to the web services API to set the Overdraft mode and value.
  • Personal Accounts: Added new methods to the web services API to set the Individual Overdraft mode and value.
  • The way in which diagnostics files are provided to PaperCut Support has been improved with an "Upload diagnostics file to PaperCut Support" option on the Options > Advanced page.
  • Updated the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment to version 8, update 131, to incorporate the latest security fixes from Oracle.
  • Payment Gateway module: The advanced API for on-demand payment now fully supports charging and balance inquiries for shared accounts.
  • Security enhancements:
    • Improved coverage of HTTP header origin checks in both the Admin and User web interface, in line with OWASP recommendations.**
    • Removed unnecessary system and operating environment data (for example, OS version, web server resources, database type) from error messages.

Fixes:

  • Windows: Fixed an issue that caused custom memory allocation settings to be ignored. As a result, the Application Server used the standard memory allocation, which is insufficient for some large sites (since 17.3.2).
  • Shared Accounts: A warning message is now displayed on the Users > User Details page if the user does not have permission to access the assigned "Default shared account".
  • Novell iPrint: Fixed an occasional issue causing print errors when enforcing grayscale or duplex print job settings.
  • Direct Printing with Email to Print: Fixed an issue preventing the Printer Details page from being saved during Direct Print setup.
  • Epson SureColor large format printers: Fixed a page count issue when using roll paper.
  • Web Print: Fixed an issue in the Admin web interface that did not display the number of documents in the Web Print queue.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused an error on the Printers > Jobs Pending Release page for non built-in PaperCut Administrator accounts.
  • Provided a workaround for a rare issue that caused grayscale conversions to not be applied. A config key has been added to force grayscale conversion for all jobs on a specific print queue.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the PRTG Template Generator from working with the SSL protocol (URLs with HTTPS).
  • Improved the layout of the Printers > Charts page.
  • Minor usability improvements to the Admin web interface, such as changed button colors and field sizes.
  • Fixed an issue when modifying fields on the Devices > Scan Actions > Details page that generated an incorrect warning message (since 17.2.4).

Copier / Device Integration:

    HP (FutureSmart):

    • Added support for single-function printers (SFPs) and most small screen devices (except Pro devices and devices with 4-line displays).
    • Reduced the progress spinner animation to prevent lockups on single-CPU devices.

    HP (OSA):

    • Added Integrated Scanning support on devices with 8.5" or smaller screens.
    • Added a config key to set the default native device screen that is displayed, when the user presses Access Device from the PaperCut Home screen. (ext-device.hp_osa.login.select-function).

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • Fixed an issue to ensure the Open API 4.0+ connector embeds with DEVELOP devices (i.e. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH).

    Lexmark (LeSF):

    • Added Single Sign On (SSO) support for the native scanning solution, Scan Center.

    Sharp (OSA):

    • Added Integrated Scanning support on devices with 8.5" or smaller screens.
    • Added a config key to set the default native device screen that is displayed, when the user presses Access Device from the PaperCut Home screen. (ext-device.sharp_osa.login.select-function).

    Toshiba eConnect:

    • Added Integrated Scanning support on devices with 8.5" or smaller screens.
    • Added a config key to set the default native device screen that is displayed, when the user presses Access Device from the PaperCut Home screen. (ext-device. toshiba_econnect.login.select-function).

    Toshiba (eSF):

    • Added Single Sign On (SSO) support for the native scanning solution, Scan Center.

    Toshiba (MDS):

    • Support for branding customization (header, logo, background, and text color).
    • Added a config key to display a "Job Status" button on the PaperCut MF Print Release page to allow users to view the status of Print/Copy/Fax jobs (ext-device.toshiba.show-job-status-button).
    • Added a config key to configure the display of the user's account details and balance on the PaperCut MF Home screen (ext-device.home-screen.show-balance).
    • Fixed an issue that prevented a user from being able to log out using a swipe card when the "Auto Change Login User" setting on the device's web interface (TopAccess) was disabled.
    • Fixed an issue on the Devices > External Device List > Device Details page that displayed an incorrect Device Status, "Inactive - Waiting for user to log in", when the device was idle for 6 minutes.

    Toshiba (v2):

    • Fixed an issue on the Devices > External Device List > Device Details page that displayed an incorrect Device Status, "Inactive - Waiting for user to log in", when the device was idle for 6 minutes.

    Xerox (EIP):

    • EIP 3.0+:
      • Added a config key to suppress the display of the PaperCut MF Home screen after login (ext-device.xerox.register-papercut-as-default-app).
      • Fixed an issue when using Integrated Scanning that incorrectly reported number of scanned pages as "0 pages scanned".
      • Added a config key to configure the display of the user's account details and balance on the PaperCut MF Home screen (ext-device.home-screen.show-balance).
    • EIP 1.5+: Fixed an occasional issue that prevented users from viewing the Print Release screen.
    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly displayed low resolution application icons on some devices.

Other Notes:

  • **Additional actions are required to retain the CSRF HTTP header origin checks and avoid the CSRF validation error message while attempting to log into the Admin or User web interface. This is based on the way the PaperCut web server has been setup to redirect users to new pages (i.e. the way the proxy configuration handles host headers overrides):
    • either the proxy (IIS or Apache) is configured to run in front of PaperCut and override the host header, or
    • the proxy is configured to override the host header using the config key server.force-host-header in the server.properties file.
  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

16 August 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.2.4

For a snapshot view of 17.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.2 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Load balancing: Fixed printer load balancing to correctly select the least busy target printer to minimize the wait times for print jobs (since 16.0).
  • Reports: Fixed an incorrect label format issue on Executive Summary reports run for a single day.
  • Server commands: Fixed an issue when running the add-printer-access-group server command without defined groups, that returned an error.
  • Secure Print / Find-Me printing:
    • Samsung Universal Print driver: A new PDL transform is now available from PaperCut support that fixes the incorrect printing of some grayscale Word documents as color.
    • Fixed an issue on the Print Release section of the Device Details page that displayed an incorrect warning message when enabling find me printing support.
    • Fixed an issue on the Print Release section of the Device Details page that displayed an incorrect warning message when a virtual print queue had a long list (300 or more) of redirected destination queues.
    • Improved the load time of the Device Details page when many print queues are available (since 17.1).
  • Fixed a rare issue when creating a new device, if skimming through the fields very rapidly without waiting for the page to fully load, that sometimes produced a stale link error.
  • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue that prevented users from editing blank Scan Action fields (filename and subject) on the device.
  • Xerox Print to Fax**:Added the ability to toggle the XeroxFax key in the print-provider.conf file to track Print to Fax jobs as fax jobs instead of print jobs.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Lexmark (LeSF version 2.4.2)*:

    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly allowed users to edit locked target email addresses on a second scan to email job.
    • Fixed a rare issue that incorrectly displayed a blank screen instead of the device login page.
  • OKI (eSF)*:

    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly allowed users to edit locked target email addresses on a second scan to email job.
    • Fixed a rare issue that incorrectly displayed a blank screen instead of the device login page.
  • Dell (eSF)*:

    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly allowed users to edit locked target email addresses on a second scan to email job.
    • Fixed a rare issue that incorrectly displayed a blank screen instead of the device login page.
  • Toshiba (eSF)*:

    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly allowed users to edit locked target email addresses on a second scan to email job.
    • Fixed a rare issue that incorrectly displayed a blank screen instead of the device login page.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • Fixes marked with ** require a Print Provider upgrade.

26 July 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.2.3

For a snapshot view of 17.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.2 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Print Provider: Now shipping signed PaperCut MF DLL's (pcprintportmon.dll and pcprintportmonui.dll) for both x32 and x64 architecture.
  • Mobility Print: Provide the ability for users to authenticate via Pin/ID from Mobility Print.
  • Fast Release network card readers, and Devices with network card reader User Authentication: Added 'RFIDeas 241 (Client Mode)' connection mode, which provides improved stability for 'RFIDeas Ethernet 241' network card readers.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem preventing the Application Server from using custom keystores that have a different key password to the main keystore password (since 16.1).
  • PaperCut MF now uses HTTPS for "Check for updates" and "Report error" communication.
  • Fixed a problem preventing user deletion when running the delete-existing-user server command without arguments.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes confirmation emails for newly created users were not sent.
  • Added a new config key ("IgnoreOSDocumentNames") that ignores the document name set by the operating system, and instead uses the document name specified in the spool file.
  • Web Print: Fixed an issue where if one user received a Web Print error about an unavailable printer, other users will then also persistently receive the same error.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the removal of an alternate ID from a printer or device.
  • Minor layout improvements in the Admin web interface, including alignment and pagination.
  • Novell iPrint: Fixed an issue that falsely logged errors about a missing ppd directory.
  • Canon imagePROGRAF large format printers: Added support for tracking and reporting of print jobs.
  • HP PCL6 driver on Windows 10: Fixed an issue causing in an incorrect number of pages to be recorded when N-up printing was used.
  • HP Universal or HP Model Specific PCL 6 drivers: Fixed an issue causing Envelope #10 size print jobs to be reported and charged as "Default (other sizes)".
  • OKI Universal PCL5 driver: Fixed an issue that reported the wrong number of copies for print jobs in some cases.
  • Mobility Print (with Toshiba Universal 2 driver): Fixed an issue where color documents were detected and charged as grayscale documents.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Toshiba (MDS):

    • Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented a device from recovering after temporarily losing network connectivity to the Application Server.
    • Improved PaperCut MF Home Screen display speed.
  • Xerox (EIP):

    • EIP1.5+: The Secure Access Web Service is now automatically enabled.
    • EIP 1.5+ and EIP 3.0+: Prevented access to USB printing for restricted users with zero balance.
    • EIP 3.0+: Improved PaperCut MF Home Screen display speed.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

18 July 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.2.2

For a snapshot view of 17.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

17.2 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Sharp (OSA):

    • OSA less than version 4.0: Fixed an issue preventing devices from connecting to the Application Server when SSL was enabled.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

11 July 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.2.1

For a snapshot view of 17.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • User web interface refresh:
    • The refreshed, modern interface introduced in 17.0 on the Admin UI has been expanded to the User web interface. This latest UI update provides users with a more intuitive and clean interface.
    • Support is provided for reverting to the pre-17.2 User web interface branding via a config key (user-ui.apply-new-style). This key will be available until v18.0.
  • Payment Gateway module: The Payment Gateway pages have been redesigned in line with the rest of the User web interface. Note: You need to upgrade your Payment Gateway module to v17.2.0 or above to take advantage of the new design.
  • Branding customization:
    • The Admin web interface and User web interface login screens can now have a custom background image, background color, and Log in button color.
    • The Options > General page now provides a simple way to customize the branding of the Admin web interface, User web interface, User Client, and Login screen.
    • A Reset to default button has been provided for all customization options.
  • GDPR print management, data privacy and security compliance: To comply with General Data Protection Regulation in Europe:
    • added the ability to permanently redact user data, to comply with the "Right to be Forgotten".
    • added the ability to extract all data about a user, to comply with the "Right to Access".
  • Shared Accounts:
    • Added the ability to restrict Admin rights to manage specific shared accounts rather than all shared accounts.
    • The 'Perform bulk changes' admin right now controls 'Batch Import/Update', 'Shared Account Sync', and 'Bulk account actions'.
    • When creating a shared account, the "Sub Account of" field displays only the accounts the Admin has access to.
    • The Quick find search will only search for accounts to which the Admin has access.
    • Added tooltips for the icons on the Shared Account List page.
  • Secure Print / Find-Me printing: Enhancements to Secure Print and Find-Me now make it easier to find printers and get your configuration right the first time. Changes include:
    • Improved the Find-Me configuration experience by suggesting print queues that have been configured with the same network address as the device.
    • The Find-Me destination section on the Device Details page has been clarified with the addition of a third option for a scenario where multiple queues from different operating systems are pointing to the same device.
  • Web Print: Improved the Application Log messages for debugging purposes by providing details of the Web Print server hostname.
  • Added support for new Dimatek Value Loader hardware.

Fixes:

  • Site Server:
    • Fixed an issue with Site Servers not going to offline mode when the Application Server was reachable but not operational.
    • Fixed a problem preventing newly registered web services devices on a Site Server from automatically starting (since 17.1).
  • Fixed a performance issue when opening the Admin or User web interface after a restart (since 17.1).
  • Fixed an issue preventing toner notifications from being sent when a replaced toner becomes low.
  • When a device is disconnected from the Application Server, improved the error message for the user and added a Refresh button on the PaperCut MF interface on the device.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Canon (MEAP) version 1.3.0*:

    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
    • Provided a fix for an issue introduced by recent third generation firmware that caused the Print and Delete buttons to be hidden on the Print Release screen.
    • Fixed an issue when Canon's AMS (Access Management System) was enabled, that did not allow users to enter the "@" special character in the email address, when using the native scan to email functionality.
    • Added support to accept fax jobs from Canon remote fax software.
    • Added support for Canon v305 firmware.
    • Added support for Canon Vesuvianite series (imagePRESS C650, C850).

    HP (OSA):

    • Added the ability to customize the account selection 'Account Code/PIN' label.
    • Users can now select multiple Print Release jobs to print or cancel.

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • The certified PaperCut MF connector version is now 3.3.0.
    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
    • Reduced session cleanup downtime that caused the device to become unusable for an extended period of time.
    • Fixed an issue causing the welcome message on some devices to display incorrectly.
    • Fixed an issue on A4 devices that would cause a scan to incorrectly be set as landscape instead of as portrait when scanning a landscape page to PDF in portrait mode.
    • Fixed an issue when re-initializing the device that caused the Public User Account settings to be incorrectly reconfigured and disabled integration with third party applications (EFI Fiery).
    • Added the ability to automatically log out the first user and log in a second user, if a second user's card is swiped on the network card reader whilst the first user's session is active.
    • Fixed an Application Server restart issue that caused some previously connected devices to become disconnected with the status "Started (with errors) " on the Devices > External Device List page.
    • iOption: Reduced the swipe card login time by up to 50% in some situations.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented compatibility with some older devices.
    • Fixed an issue when changing the language settings in the Device Details > Advanced Config Editor page on the PaperCut Admin web interface, that caused Integrated Scanning to become unusable.
    • The "Device Functions" and "Integrated Scanning" pages are now correctly titled rather than being called "Page Title".
    • Improved text positioning on the device interface to accommodate varying text character lengths across different languages.

    Lexmark (LeSF v2.4.1)*:

    • Support for customizing the screen timeout for PaperCut MF pages.
    • Improved performance of SSL communications on eSF 5 and below devices.
    • Fixed a rare issue that caused a device to become unresponsive after a copy/scan job was cancelled due to insufficient funds.
    • Fixed an issue causing the Print Release page header and the user balance to be incorrectly displayed on devices with small displays.
    • Fixed an issue causing eSF 5 and 6 (Android) devices to display 'Guest' on the Home screen instead of the actual logged in user.
    • Access rights to device functions on eSF 5 and 6 devices are now controlled by the Application Server.
    • Fixed an issue causing page headers to be incorrectly displayed on the device for some non-English locales.
    • Fixed an issue preventing scanning jobs to USB drives on Android devices.

    Ricoh (SmartSDK v2.0.2)*:

    • Fixed an issue where the embedded application fails to install on some devices.

    Sindoh (n5xx with iOption):

    • Support for Integrated Scanning.

    Sharp (OSA):

    • Added the ability to customize the account selection 'Account Code/PIN' label.
    • Users can now select multiple Print Release jobs to print or cancel.

    Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):

    • E-bridge Next Eco/Hybrid devices: Support for tracking "Erasable Blue" color type.

    Toshiba eConnect:

    • Added the ability to customize the account selection 'Account Code/PIN' label.
    • Users can now select multiple Print Release jobs to print or cancel.

    Toshiba eSF (v2.4.1)*:

    • Support for customizing the screen timeout for PaperCut MF pages.
    • Improved performance of SSL communications on eSF 5 and below devices.
    • Fixed a rare issue that caused a device to become unresponsive after a copy/scan job was cancelled due to insufficient funds.
    • Fixed an issue causing the Print Release page header and the user balance to be incorrectly displayed on devices with small displays.
    • Fixed an issue causing eSF 5 and 6 (Android) devices to display 'Guest' on the Home screen instead of the actual logged in user.
    • Access rights to device functions on eSF 5 and 6 devices are now controlled by the Application Server or Site Server (if used).
    • Fixed an issue causing page headers to be incorrectly displayed on the device for some non-English locales.
    • Fixed an issue preventing scanning jobs to USB drives on Android devices.

    Toshiba (MDS):

    • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue causing Integrated Scanning to fail on Toshiba firmware version 1050.
    • Added a configuration option to specify the screen that is displayed when a user logs into a device. Previously, the 'Copy' screen was always displayed on login.

    Xerox (EIP):

    • EIP 3.0+: Support for Integrated Scanning.
    • EIP 3.0+: Users can now select multiple Print Release jobs to print or cancel.
    • EIP 3.1+: Support for embedded keyboards used in 2nd generation EIP browser (WebKit) applications. Support can be turned off using the "ext-device.xerox.force-widget-keyboard" config key.
    • Support for tracking printing from USB drives.
    • Support for the prevention of job release to printers reporting errors.
    • Support for branding customization (header, logo, background and text color).
    • A configuration option is now available to bypass the Home screen and go directly to the Account Selection screen if Print Release is enabled and the user doesn't have any job pending to release.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains an internal database upgrade only, which does not affect Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or MySQL. The upgrade, including backup, can take some time. Please plan appropriately.
  • This release contains a Payment Gateway module update, which requires an upgrade to take advantage of the design changes made. The previous Payment Gateway module will still be functional if not upgraded, but with degraded UI.
  • End User License Agreement (EULA) updated with UK specific clause.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

14 June 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.1.3

For a snapshot view of 17.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.1 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue causing a user's PIN to be deleted when their account is changed from Restricted to Unrestricted and vice versa.
  • The New User Settings now allows the setting of a negative credit balance.
  • Fixed an issue when running the PaperCut Application Server on Windows 7 or above that prevented Winpopup notifications from being delivered to Windows clients.
  • Mac and Linux:
    • Google Cloud Print and Email to Print: Fixed an issue preventing printing on Linux and Mac when there are 5 or more concurrent jobs being processed by a Print Provider.
    • Fixed an issue preventing jobs with shell interpreted meta-characters (such as backticks `) in the document title from printing to a virtual queue.
  • Web Print sandbox mode: Fixed an issue that occurred after one or more Web Print servers go offline, causing a single print job with multiple copies to be incorrectly processed as multiple individual print jobs.
  • Mobility Print: Improved page-level color detection for PostScript printers.
  • Site Server: Fixed an issue causing Site Servers to go offline when "system.site.keepalive-interval-secs" has a higher value than "system.site.register-interval-secs".
  • PDL transforms: Fixed an issue causing temporary files to be retained when PDL transforms were enabled.
  • Kyocera Classic Universal KPDL driver: Fixed an issue when printing in booklet mode, that incorrectly detected total page count, color page count, page size and duplex as simplex.
  • Konica Minolta BizHub 226 driver: Fixed an issue when printing multiple copies of a multi-page MS Word document, that incorrectly detected total page and copy count.
  • Toner status:
    • Improved the reliability, accuracy, and level of detail of the Toner status on the Printer Details > Summary page.
    • Added support for more toner colors in the Toner status on the Printer Details > Summary page.
  • Prevent job release to printers reporting errors: The following additional device types are now supported:
    • Lexmark Touchscreen Printer (eSF)
    • OKI Touchscreen Printer (eSF)
    • Dell Touchscreen Printer (eSF)
    • Toshiba Touchscreen Printer (eSF)
  • Fixed an issue causing custom logos in the Admin web interface to display incorrectly in Internet Explorer 11.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.3*:

    • Fixed an issue that prevented the PaperCut MF embedded application from starting after installation on devices running SDK 4, 5 or 7 (since 17.1.1).

    Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.0.1*:

    • Added a network timeout error message, enforcing user logout, when network connectivity is lost while using device functions.
    • Added backward compatibility to support PaperCut Application Server 16.2 and above (since 17.0.6).
    • Improved handling when a user accidentally double presses buttons on the device panel. Subsequent presses are now ignored until the action from the first press is complete.
    • Fixed an issue when using device functions that incorrectly prevented users with insufficient credit for tracked functions, from accessing untracked functions.
    • Fixed an issue when using device functions with an empty paper tray, that prevented users from logging out.
    • Fixed an issue where modifying the locale override config key (ext-device.ricoh.locale) had no effect.
    • Added an error message preventing a user from being able to log out of PaperCut MF on the device, when the user has an active session in any other application.

    Samsung (XOA) version 1.3.4*:

    • Fixed an issue where devices running the firmware JVM 8 were unable to connect to the PaperCut Application Server via SSL (since 16.0).

    Xerox (EIP 1.5+)*:

    • Fixed an issue when using HTTP, that incorrectly displayed the icon and description on the Print Release and Account Selection screens on the device.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.0.0 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

24 May 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.1.2

For a snapshot view of 17.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

17.1 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • HSTS:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented HSTS from being disabled when "Redirect to HTTPS/SSL if available" is disabled.
    • HSTS can now be enabled only when the Windows Application Server is configured on port 443. This, reduces the chance of a SysAdmin mistakenly using a port that is not supported by the HSTS protocol.
  • Epson LP-S8160 printers: Fixed an issue causing incorrect page count for duplex jobs on Windows print servers.
  • Standard Release Station / Pay Station: Fixed an issue that caused the Add Value button to appear smaller than the other buttons.
  • Site Server: Improved Application Server and Site Server performance in environments with a large number of Site Servers running many embedded devices.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Kyocera (HyPAS) version 2.0.1*:

    • Users can now access Integrated Scanning after using any native device function, without having to log out and log back in.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented compatibility with PaperCut MF Application Server version 16.4 (since 17.0.0).
    • Fixed an issue where devices with Java 8 SE firmware were unable to connect to the Application Server.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented users from logging out of the PaperCut App by swiping their ID card.
    • Fixed an issue where devices intermittently lost Integrated Scanning when they were restarted.

    Toshiba (MDS):

    • Fixed an issue on some models that prevented access to Integrated Scanning.
    • Provided a fix for an issue introduced by recent Toshiba firmware causing users to be incorrectly logged out from the device when using the "Access Device" button in the PaperCut App. Note: Users might still be logged out if using the device's hard keys to access native functionality. PaperCut is working with Toshiba to resolve this issue.
    • Fixed an issue that caused large PDF scan jobs (i.e. 100 pages or more that are compressed or searchable) to timeout and fail.
    • Fixed an issue that occasionally prevented users from being able to log in when "Block the release of jobs when this device is in error" is enabled.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

16 May 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.1.1

For a snapshot view of 17.1.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • Mobility Print: Continued improvements including:
    • Allow Mobility Print to connect through a Site Server when the Application Server is offline.
    • Support for per job authentication. Per job authentication mode enforces authentication for every print job.
    • Support for subnet based printer filtering. This allows you to provide visibility to a subset of printers depending on a user's subnet.
    • Support for Mobility Print on private cloud.
    • Support for .local domains to simplify configuration on macOS and iOS platforms.

    For more detailed information about bug fixes, see Mobility Print Release Notes.

  • Watermarking and digital signatures: Watermarking and digital signatures are powerful capabilities that enhance printing security by allowing identification of the source of any printed document. Enhancements to the existing functionality include:
    • The addition of full page watermarking for PCL6 and PostScript print jobs. This allows you to print a repeating watermark across the entire page, making it impossible for someone to remove it without destroying the document. Note: If you have secondary servers (Print Providers), you must upgrade them all for this functionality to work.
    • The default text used in the printed watermark now includes the %signature% variable. This prints a digital signature on each page, which can be used to identify the exact job in the job log.
  • Secure Print / Find-Me configuration: Enhancements to Secure Print and Find-Me now make it easier to find printers and get your configuration right the first time. Changes include:
    • Added the ability to filter the source queue list by printer name on the Create Device page and Device Details page.
    • The source queue list on the Create Device page and Device Details page now groups queues by Virtual with Hold/Release, Physical with Hold/Release, and No Hold/Release.
    • The Secure Print Release and Find-Me settings on the Device Details page are now contained in a separate Print Release section.
    • Added the ability to filter the Find-Me destination queue list based on the print queue name on the Device Details page.
    • Improved the clarity and detail of error messages displayed when Job Redirection is not configured correctly.
    • Ability to copy Job Redirection Settings from one printer to another.
  • HSTS: Support for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), forcing browsers to connect only via HTTPS.
  • Web Print: Improved performance when printing multiple copies of a document. Web Print now collates all copies into a single print job resulting in less network traffic, decreased load on the Application Server, and faster printing time. Note: You must upgrade ALL Web Print Sandbox servers in your organization for this functionality to work. For more details, click here.
  • The What's Next gadget on the Admin web interface dashboard can now be hidden.
  • Improved database performance when user accounts are retrieved. This speeds up a range of functions such as logging in and printing.

Fixes:

  • Security enhancements:
    • Logging in to the Admin web interface and the User web interface now require the use of cookies. For security reasons, the use of session IDs in URLs when cookies are disabled is no longer permitted by default.
    • You can now configure the SSL cipher order preference to be either server cipher order or client cipher order.
    • Fixed an issue allowing admins who do not have App Log view permissions to see the App Log details on the Admin web interface dashboard.
    • Improve security controls on upload of scanned documents.
    • Web Print: Increased security around the upload of documents to a Web Print server.
  • Secure Print Release:
    • Fixed an issue where print jobs deleted from the Windows print queue were not removed from the Release Station interface.
    • Changed the default release mode of the standard Release Station to Secure instead of ReleaseAny. The Secure release mode allows users to only release their own print jobs.
  • Mobility Print: Fixed an issue preventing users from authenticating when a published printer had paper size restrictions.
  • Fixed an issue preventing an admin from viewing more than the first page of refunds on the Printers > Refunds page.
  • Fixed an issue causing analytics files to be incorrectly sent to PaperCut when the "Share system usage data" option is disabled. Note: These files did NOT collect any data.
  • Internet Explorer 11: Fixed an issue causing the web interface tour tips to redisplay after being closed or skipped.
  • Print scripting: Fixed an issue that occurred when 'action.user.onCompletionSaveProperty' was set to null, causing jobs to not be logged.
  • Linux systemd systems: Now automatically allow a sufficient number of files to be opened, which means less manual configuration for larger implementations.
  • PCL6 driver: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect page count when duplex printing from Internet Explorer.
  • Canon LBP842C: Fixed an iOS printing issue that caused an incorrect page count.
  • Epson SC-T7200D ESC/P2 driver: Improved page count accuracy on macOS print servers.
  • Watermarking with PCL6 drivers: Fixed an issue where "Bottom of page" watermarking on landscape pages did not print.
  • Mac and Linux: Removed an unnecessary error message when running some command line scripts.
  • iOS printing: Fixed an issue preventing printing from iOS devices after upgrading the print server to macOS 10.12 (Sierra).

Copier / Device Integration:

    Canon (MEAP) version 1.2.2*:

    • Fixed an issue where SSL compatibility was lost on devices with recent firmware.

    Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.2*:

    • Added support for Integrated Scanning.
    • Fixed an issue where devices with a Smart Operation Panel running the latest firmware were unable to connect via SSL to the Application Server.
    • Fixed an issue when using the Russian language that caused text to be positioned incorrectly on the device interface.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the device from being disabled.
    • Added support to remotely configure devices and install the PaperCut MF embedded application using the Ricoh Remote Operation Client v1.2.1.

    Ricoh (SmartSDK):

    • Added the ability to track Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE) print jobs.
    • Updated the Ricoh Remote Operation Client bundled RXOP library to version 3.5.13.

    Samsung (XOA) version 1.3.3*:

    • Incorporated the latest Samsung Certificate.

    Toshiba (MDS):

    • Fixed an issue on the device interface that caused incorrect positioning of buttons and truncated text for some languages.
    • Fixed an issue causing customizations of the device panel interface to be lost when PaperCut MF was upgraded.

    Xerox (EIP 1.5+):

    • Fixed an issue where PaperCut would automatically reset the device-level user authentication permissions.

For Integrators:

  • External Device API: Introduced backwards compatible semantic versioning.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Linux 32-bit: As per our End Of Life Policy announcement, Linux 32-bit is no longer supported.
  • Web Print enhancements require an update to ALL Web Print sandbox servers.
  • Full page watermarking requires an upgrade to ALL secondary servers (Print Providers).
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

27 April 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.0.7

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented a mixed combination of the following platforms from running on the same PaperCut Application Server at the same time (since 17.0.0):
    • HP Future Smart
    • Toshiba v2 and MDS
    • Xerox EIP 1.0+ and 1.5+
  • Site Server: Fixed a rare issue preventing the release of jobs when "Block the release of jobs when this device is in error" is enabled.
  • OKI Universal PCL5 driver: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect page count when duplex printing an odd number of pages.
  • Heartland payment gateway: Improved the Application Server performance when non-registered Heartland users attempted to use the Heartland payment system.

Copier / Device Integration:

    HP (FutureSmart)*:

    • Fixed an error when enabling Guest access on the External Device Settings page in the Admin web interface (since 17.0.6).
    • HP Universal USB Proximity Card Reader (Part Number X3D03A) and RF IDeas RDR-805H3AKU: Up to four card types can now be configured in the PaperCut Admin web interface.
    • Improved the appearance of the interface on the device and updated PaperCut branding.

    Xerox (EIP):

    • EIP 1.0+ and EIP 1.5+: Secure Access configuration can now be enabled automatically via SNMP on some models.
    • EIP 1.5+: Added support for VersaLink and AltaLink devices.

    Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):

    • v2 and MDS: Improved the time taken to log in after network connectivity errors between the device and the Application Server are resolved.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

11 April 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.0.6

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • System Health interface :
    • When there are multiple Print Providers, individual print server IP addresses in addition to the host names are now displayed.
    • The base system health URL now provides the total number of held print jobs (heldJobsCountTotal) throughout the organization.

Fixes:

  • Improved the layout of the Destination column on the Devices > Scan Actions page.
  • Fixed an occasional issue causing the Application server to crash when server-commands are being used.
  • The csv print log files ( [app-path]/server/logs/print-logs ) will now be retained for 30 days, instead of 1 day.
  • The Printer Details page that incorrectly displayed the status of toners with low levels as "Unknown", now displays the status as "Some".
  • Fixed an issue on the Schedule/Email Reports page causing the Type drop-down box to be hidden.
  • Fixed an issue causing database imports to fail after upgrading from PaperCut version 14.x to 16.x or above.
  • Oracle and PostgreSQL databases: Fixed an issue causing backups to fail when the database contains a non-PaperCut table.
  • Internal user: Fixed an issue causing the user registration confirmation e-mail to occasionally not be sent.
  • PCL6 printer drivers: Fixed an occasional issue preventing documents with an image from printing.
  • Type-3 Universal printer driver: Fixed an issue when printing from Microsoft Store Windows Apps or Edge, which created 2 print job logs (cancelled and printed) for 1 print job.
  • RISO ComColor FW5230 PostScript driver: Fixed an issue that incorrectly detected and charged a grayscale print job as color.
  • Site Server: Fixed an issue when after a period of being offline, the Release Station on a Site Server would fail to send card self-association details to the Application Server.
  • Performance enhancement: Optimized the Application Server to release system resources (threads) more rapidly after a period of peak load activity.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed some users who are not SysAdmins to be able to download diagnostic files.
  • Improved security to reduce vulnerability to XML-based attacks.
  • System Health interface :
    • uptimeHours is now displayed as a decimal value (for example, 2 hours and 30 mins is displayed as 2.5).
    • Improved the way the build number is reported.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP):

    • Improved SSO integration with the device to allow the native scanning functionality to use the user's home directory.

    Lexmark (LeSF v2.3.4):

    • Fixed a rare issue connecting to servers via SSL when certificates have long information fields (issuer, subject, email).

    Sharp (OSA):

    • Fixed an issue that prevented jobs from being charged when using SSL to connect to the device.

    Toshiba (MDS):

    • Fixed an issue that caused card swipe logout to intermittently fail.

    Xerox (EIP):

    • EIP 1.5+: Improved the appearance of the on-screen keyboard to avoid showing unnecessary scrollbars.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

23 March 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.0.5

This is a Maintenance Release for 17.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed an error when clicking on Users / Groups > Bulk user actions.
  • Print Archiving: Fixed an issue causing the preview to be unavailable when using some PCL6 drivers (since 17.0.2).

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

21 March 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.0.4

17.0 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Auto-complete of usernames is now provided when assigning admin rights.
  • MAC/Linux(CUPS): PaperCut can now be configured to automatically detect new print queues.
  • CommWeb payment gateway: Support for new CommWeb merchant accounts with password based authentication.
  • Performance improvements:
    • Improved Application Server start up speed.
    • Improved performance when importing users from LDAP Active Directory.
    • Improved Application Server stability in Web Print environments with large user groups and many printers.
    • Improved performance of device related System Health URL endpoints.
    • Improved database performance to prevent Application Server crashes in environments with a large number of embedded devices.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue on the Application Server login page for slow connections, where the cursor jumps to the Username field when the Password field is being completed.
  • Fixed an issue allowing users to release print jobs when they have a zero personal balance, and also have access to a single shared account.
  • Fixed an Advanced Scripting issue, which incorrectly charged users for a color print job when the script converted the job to grayscale (since 17.0.0).
  • Ricoh RPCS: Fixed an issue causing an incorrect page count when printing multiple copies of a document with different page size.
  • Konica Minolta C754SeriesPCL: Fixed an issue that incorrectly detected custom paper dimensions.
  • UI refresh fixes (since 17.0.0):
    • Improved the appearance of disabled check boxes.
    • Improved the font display on Application Servers that are behind a firewall.
    • Fixed an issue with the alignment of the Actions menu on the Reports > Schedule / Email Reports page.
    • Fixed an issue preventing users from viewing all pages of scheduled reports when more than 25 reports have been scheduled.
    • Reinstated the Enlarge button on the Groups > Add/Remove Groups page.
    • Reinstated the display of print job attributes on the Logs > Job Log page.
  • Fixed an error preventing access to a top up kiosk's Device Details page in the Admin web interface (since 17.0.2).
  • Fixed an issue preventing new scan jobs from being delivered after undelivered scan jobs are manually deleted from the server.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Cash Reconciliation report to be inaccessible from the Device Details page for users without report access rights.
  • CopiCode-IP: Fixed an issue preventing users from logging into PaperCut MF on the device.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Canon (MEAP Version 1.2.1)*:

    • Added support for C255/C355, 45xx, and C35xx models
    • Additional language translations.
    • Added support for a customizable message timeout.
    • Fixed an issue preventing generation 1 devices from booting.

    Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP)*:

    • Fixed an issue on some models, preventing users from logging in when Black & White copying has no cost, but color copying does have a cost, and vice versa.

    Sharp (OSA):

    • Improved the layout on the Login screen for small screen devices.

    Xerox (EIP):

    • EIP 1.0+ and EIP 1.5+: Support for scan to ifax as either scan jobs or fax jobs.
    • EIP 1.5+: Fixed a layout issue with the Print Release menu on some devices with the WebKit browser.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

7 March 2017 - PaperCut MF 17.0.2

For a snapshot view of 17.0.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Mobility Print:
    • Mobility Print simplifies the printing process for Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) and other end-user managed devices, across all prominent operating systems (iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Windows, or macOS). Whether on smartphones, tablets, laptops, or Chromebooks, by following a few simple steps, users can quickly discover and print to any printer, without requiring the assistance of a SysAdmin.
  • Toshiba with Integrated Scanning:
    • PaperCut MF now supports the next generation Toshiba e-BRIDGE Next MFDs, offering simplified setup, a new modern and intuitive interface on the device, and seamless Integrated Scanning.
  • New look Admin web interface:
    • PaperCut MF has been redesigned! It's modern, user friendly, and most importantly, it's a stepping stone for future improvements to the interface and feature development.

Enhancements:

  • HTTPS/SSL Configuration: Ability to import SSL certificates directly from .PFX, P12, .PEM, .DER, and .CRT files.
  • Global Print Driver: A Microsoft signed version of the PaperCut Global Print Driver has been included in the installation of PaperCut MF.
  • PayEx Payment Gateway: Support for:
    • WyWallet and credit card for manual transfers.
    • On Demand transfer using WyWallet
  • The Admin web interface Options > Admin Rights page now allows you to Select All or Clear All check boxes.
  • Individual Admin web interface pages can now be bookmarked.
  • Individual User web interface pages can now be bookmarked.
  • Email to Print: Improved download speed from IMAP mail servers.
  • Diagnostic log file rotation is now paused during the collection process to ensure that logs are not missed.
  • Reduced database connection load when embedded devices initially connect to the Application Server.
  • Scalability improvements to the Application Server when handling a large number of User Clients.
  • A "Download Diagnostics file" button has been added to the Options > Advanced page. This button is used only for troubleshooting purposes when there are memory issues (your friendly support engineer will tell you when).
  • Integrated Scanning: Macros can now be used for custom folder paths in Scan Actions.
  • Print System Health Monitoring: New endpoints have been added to monitor the status of Mobility Print servers.
  • Linux Release Stations: Improved support for on screen keyboards.
  • Paypal WPS payment gateway: Added support to connect to PayPal via a Proxy Server.
  • macOS: As per our End Of Life Policy announcement OS X 10.9 is no longer supported.
  • Internet Explorer: As per our End Of Life Policy announcement IE10 is no longer supported.
  • Web Print (Sandbox mode):
    • An experimental feature that allows you to print OpenOffice documents (switched on with web-print.enable-openoffice-support). Supported file types include:
      • OpenOffice (.ODS and .OTS) files from Microsoft Excel 2010+.
      • OpenOffice (.ODT and .OTT) files from Microsoft Word 2010+.
      • Supports printing text files from Microsoft Word.

Fixes:

  • Integrated Scanning:
    • Fixed an occasional issue preventing scan jobs from being delivered.
    • Fixed a rare issue that caused scan delivery to fail when a database connection timed out during scan delivery.
    • Fixed a rare issue while testing directory security rights from a user's page. An unreadable confirmation message could be returned.
    • Fixed an issue causing the scan XML metadata file to corrupt when it contained accented characters.
  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed an error when a printer shared to Google Cloud Print was renamed.
  • Security improvements:
    • Environmental Dashboard: Fixed an issue that might allow users to access other users' environmental dashboards.
    • Continuing enhancements to security of Admin Web UI to defend against emerging scripting attacks.
  • Fixed an issue when using the "Copy settings from printer to printer" feature and copying Release Station settings that inadvertently copied across the Find Me destination queues.
  • Fixed a rare issue in some PostScript jobs where the number of copies might be incorrectly counted.
  • Watermarking: Fixed an issue that incorrectly positions watermarks in documents with mixed page orientations.
  • Hardware Page Count validation now supports additional options to check all trays before determining if a device has no paper.
  • Fixed an issue where the device count on the About page might be incorrect immediately after updating a license.
  • Fixed a rare issue where a device might become unresponsive during initialization.
  • Simplified error message in the Admin web interface (Options > Notifications) when test notifications cannot be sent.
  • RISO FW ComColor GDI (5000, 5230) driver: Fixed a color page detection issue.
  • Kyocera XPS printer driver: Improved page count when printing an odd number of pages in duplex.
  • Toshiba Universal PCL6 driver: Improved letterhead page count.
  • Print Archiving: Fixed an issue causing the preview to be unavailable when using the Xerox WorkCentre WC5955 PCL6 driver.
  • User Printing - Logs report: Fixed a problem preventing the report from being run in Ad-hoc mode with Offline usage filtering.
  • Mac OS: Fixed a problem that prevented printers from being added to PaperCut on initial install.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Brother (BSI):
    • Added a timeout option to log a user out of an inactive session.
    • Added an option to force a numeric keyboard for ID Number entry.
  • Epson (EOP)*:
    • Support for Integrated Scanning.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Updated the connector version to 3.2.1.
    • Improved the layout on MFD panels.
    • Improved the error/warning messages on the MFD panel and PaperCut MF Device Details page.
    • Changing the value for ext-device.konica-minolta.force-app-registration to "Y" will now apply only for a single successful device registration.
    • Card readers AU205 (5427) and AU201: Improved card reader compatibility when upgrading from 15.2 or earlier to a 15.3+ version.
    • Sysadmins can now optionally remove access to device function buttons (e.g. copy) when users have a zero balance.
    • Fixed an issue causing a user authentication prompt to be incorrectly displayed when printing from USB.
    • Fixed an issue preventing users from going into overdraft.
    • New config key (ext-device.konica-minolta.custom-my-panel) to display the Scan and Release icons on an MFD panel (iOption only).
    • Improved startup and initialization to address some issues that could arise with some firmware and device configuration combinations, including SSDP configuration issues.
    • Fixed an issue causing Device Functions on the Print Release screen to open Integrated Scanning.
    • AU-201 card reader: Fixed an issue causing FeliCa (IDm) cards to be read incorrectly.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS Version 2.0.0)*:

    Note: PaperCut Kyocera HyPas Version 2.0.0 is not compatible with PaperCut MF version 16.4 or earlier.

    • Integrated Scanning: Users now have control over whether or not they're prompted for more pages when scanning off the glass. Users can optionally send immediately or continue to be prompted for more pages.
    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
    • Fixed a rare issue that could cause a device to lose its configuration following a power failure.
    • Fixed a rare issue that could cause the login screen to become unresponsive requiring a reboot in some cases.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK Version 1.1.2)*:
    • Added Single Sign On (SSO) support via Ricoh's Adaptable Authentication API (AAA).
  • Samsung (XOA-E Version 1.3.1)*:
    • Custom header coloring can now be applied.
    • Added a Refresh button to the Print Release screen on small screen devices.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Added a new optional button for quick guest access (anonymous authentication in conjunction with other authentication methods).
  • Toshiba:
    • Added support for Toshiba MDS mode including:
      • The latest PaperCut branding.
      • Simplified device setup process.
      • Support for Integrated Scanning.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • Improved user experience and updated PaperCut branding.
    • Fixed an issue where icons weren't displaying correctly on some devices.
    • Added config key (ext-device.xerox.use-ssl-for-apps) to control whether or not apps connect via HTTPS.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • And of course, the "Fine Print":
    If you have a current subscription to Premium Upgrade Assurance, your upgrade to Version 17.0 is already included. Otherwise, one-time upgrades may be purchased via our online order system or through your PaperCut supplier. And hey, added bonus - upgrading now will entitle you to all of the releases in the 17.x series throughout the year!

24 January 2017 - PaperCut MF 16.4 (Build 39158)

Enhancements:

  • Prevent jobs from being released to a printer reporting an error: Fast release devices now support blocking the release of jobs to printers in error.
  • New config key added to improve accuracy of hardware page count validation, printer error reporting, and blocking the release of jobs to printers in error on devices which return SNMP data in a different order.
  • Performance enhancements: Decreased load on the Application Server when using Google Cloud Print and Email to Print.

Fixes:

  • Improved performance when bulk deleting users.
  • Fixed an issue where modifications to the user job log details weren't updating all relevant statistics.
  • CUPS with IPPS or HTTPS: Fixed an issue preventing printer details, (such as toner levels, serial number, and type/model) from being reported.
  • Page Analysis: Improved performance when analyzing XPS jobs.
  • Page Analysis: Improved page analysis on some models of Epson ESC/Page printers.
  • Kyocera ECOSYS "M" models: Added support for hardware page count validation.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Release Managers from seeing jobs waiting for release in a Release Station.
  • Added IPv6 support in the PaperCut Port Monitor.
  • Release Station APIs have been upgraded to Version 3. Version 2 is still supported for backward compatibility.
  • PDL transforms on Windows print servers: Fixed a rare issue causing PaperCut to become unresponsive when jobs with PDL transforms are sent to a virtual queue.
  • Fixed an issue preventing device specific settings from being copied to other devices.

Copier / Device Integration:

    • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
      • Improved the server performance and memory usage when running many devices.
      • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 3.1.3
    • Ricoh (SDK/J):
      • Improved performance when hundreds of devices are connected to the Application Server.
    • Ricoh (SmartSDK ver 1.0.9)*:
      • Allow users with spaces in their usernames to access devices.
    • Xerox (EIP):
      • EIP1.5+: Improved database performance in environments with many Xerox devices.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

10 January 2017 - PaperCut MF 16.4 (Build 39037)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.4 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with release 16.4 and an older version of the Standard or custom XML-RPC Release Station when releasing all jobs to a Find Me queue - jobs could be sent to the wrong printer.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

20 December 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.4 (Build 38868)

Important Notice: If you have upgraded to 16.4, or are planning to upgrade to 16.4, please read the important notice on Known Issues with Recent Releases: Issue ID 10603.

16.4 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Email to Print: Added a replacement marker (%location%) to display the printer location in notification emails. This makes it easier for users in your organisation to find the printers to which they printed.
  • Prevent jobs from being released to a printer reporting an error: The following additional device types now support blocking job release:
    • Toshiba v2
    • Toshiba LeSF
    • OKI Open Platform

Fixes:

  • Improved scalability by reducing the load on the Application Server when running many secondary print servers.
  • Modifications to the global print statistics and user print statistics via the job log details, are now reflected on the Environmental Dashboard, User List screen, and Dashboard System Status Total pages count.
  • Authorize.net: The [app-path]\server\lib-ext\payment-gateway-authorize-net.properties file can now accept a comma-separated list of IP addresses that can connect to the Application Server. These values can include a submask.
  • Canon UFR-II printers: Fixed an occasional inaccurate page count for duplex collated multi-copy jobs with an odd number of pages.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Lexmark (LeSF)*:

    • Fixed an occasional issue causing copy jobs to fail when the job source size is set to "Book Original".

    Sharp (OSA):

    • A new config key to modify the amount of time before the login screen times out is now available (ext-device.sharp_osa.timeout.login.secs).

For Integrators:

  • Release Station API:Job attribute properties (copies, grayscale, duplex) have been added to getHeldJobs2

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

8 December 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.4 (Build 38733)

For a snapshot view of 16.4 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Prevent jobs from being released to a printer reporting an error

    PaperCut MF gives administrators the ability to choose whether or not they want to allow users to release jobs from supported devices reporting an error, alleviating user concern and reducing Administrators' reactive work created by a printer in error.

    Supported devices that can block job release are:

    • Ricoh SDK/J and Smart Operation Panel
      • Gestetner
      • Lanier
      • Nashuatec
    • Kyocera
      • Triumph Adler
      • UTAX
      • Olivetti
    • Sharp OSA
      • HP OSA
      • Toshiba eConnect
    • Samsung
    • Lexmark
      • Dell Embedded LeSF
    • Canon
    • Fuji Xerox

    Administrators can also choose to block jobs from being released from Standard Release Stations and all web-based Release Station interfaces (including the Admin web interface > Jobs Pending Release, User web interface > Jobs Pending Release, Release Manager interface, and the Mobile Release interface).

    Note: The non-embedded Release Stations rely on the Operating System print queue state, and the experience might vary depending on the printer and driver in use. Provide feedback on your experience and reach out to our support team.

  • Customizable start dates for running reports

    You can now configure the start day or date for your weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly scheduled reporting periods, using a set of new config keys. The Reports > Schedule / Email Reports page displays the date on which the next report will run.

Enhancements:

  • Jamex Netpad terminal: Added support for username/password authentication and card self-association.
  • Unused printer and device groups are now automatically deleted in the overnight processing.
  • New properties added to the following server-commands to set/get the Override printer/device settings on the User Details page:
    • get-user-property
    • set-user-property
  • New properties added to the XML Web Services API to set/get the Override printer/device settings on the User Details page:
    • api.getUserProperty
    • api.setUserProperty
  • Added a new server-command (clear-user-advanced-printer-settings ) that clears the Override printer/device settings check box and all settings under it on the User Details page.

Fixes:

  • Application Server debug logs: Fixed an issue causing incorrect used and maximum memory amounts to be displayed.
  • Mac: Support for Dark Mode menu bar icons.
  • Fixed an issue where users with access to a subset of printers and/or devices, could not see the devices to which they have access in any selectable printer/device list, such as, in the "Printer Details > Job Redirection Settings" area.
  • Print Provider can now connect to printers and Application Servers using either IPv4 or IPv6 addresses. Note: A known issue with Java JDK 1.8 MacOSX might prevent toner reporting updates from being displayed on the Application Server running on that platform. For more information, see https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8131133 for details.
  • PCL5 printers: Fixed an occasional issue causing incorrect page counts for duplex jobs.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 3.1.2.

    Samsung (XOA)*:

    • Improved document security by providing an option to automatically delete queued print jobs when a device is in error for more than a preconfigured period of time or on logout. Documents that are sent to a printer before the error occurs will no longer be printed when the error is resolved.

    Sharp (OSA)*:

    • Fixed a rare issue causing Integrated Scanning to fail on some newer Sharp devices.

    Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):

    • Fixed an occasional issue allowing users to log into a device with a swipe card after an incorrect PIN is entered.
    • Fixed a layout issue causing the page content to overlap the footer information when an error message was displayed at the top of the screen.
    • Fixed an issue when searching for an account if the search resulted in only one account, the account was not visible on the screen.

For integrators:

  • Release Station API: releaseJob and releaseJobs now provides an option to block users from releasing jobs to printers in error. The API will respond with a message that can be displayed to the user to help them resolve the printer issue.
  • Device REST Web Services API: Fixed an issue on Fuji Xerox and Dell devices, preventing the Device by name GET function from returning details of the logged in users.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

5 December 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 38689)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • 10 Squared GTS payment terminal: Added support for the 10 Squared GTS payment terminal.
  • CommWeb Payment Gateway: Support for SHA-256 hashing.

Fixes:

  • Application Server debug logs: Improved the clarity of hardware page count messages.
  • Linux User Client: Fixed the "Details" button link on some Linux implementations, particularly Kubuntu 16.04.
  • Mac/Linux:
    • configure-cups can now handle device URIs with special characters (that can be interpreted by the shell).
    • Fixed an issue causing some SNMP printer errors to be ignored, which meant they were not displayed on the Printer Details page or Application Log, and no notifications were sent when the error occurred.
  • Fixed an issue where the Application Server reported printer status too frequently, causing additional load on the server.
  • PDL transforms: Fixed an issue since 16.3 causing transforms with assignment statements to fail.
  • Fixed an occasional issue causing job data to be overridden with old job data when the job Id has been reused within a short period of time.
  • Konica Minolta: Improved multi-copy page count on PCL6 printers.
  • Fixed a rare issue that prevented users with Admin rights from logging into the Admin web interface. This occurred only when there was a long list of users with Admin rights.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Canon (MEAP Version 1.2.0)*:

    • Added support for color copy restrictions by user group. Requires Access Management System (AMS).
    • Fixed an issue causing card readers to become unresponsive when a user logs in, logs out, and then logs in again in quick succession.
    • Fixed an issue on newer devices causing a job to continue when the user has insufficient funds.
    • Added support for iR-ADV C75xx series devices.

    Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP)*:

    • The ext-device.fuji_xerox_aip.ui.connection-check-timeout-millis config key now allows a value of 0, which turns off connection checking before initializing the interface.

    Lexmark (LeSF Version 2.3.2)*:

    • Fixed an issue for devices that support compression and OCR causing the Highly Compressed and Searchable options to be hidden in the native Scanning interface when PaperCut is tracking scanning.
    • Fixed an issue causing LeSF 5 devices to fail when a user performs a second Scan to Email job in a single session.
    • Fixed a rare issue causing instability when performing multiple copy jobs with job building, particularly those involving scanning multiple page sizes.

    Sharp (OSA)*:

    • OSA 3.5 or earlier: Fixed an issue on devices using both the card reader and the inbuilt physical keyboard (or USB keyboard), where users could not log in if their card number was three characters or less.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

17 October 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 38319)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.3 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Barclaycard ePDQ e-Commerce payment gateway module is now supported.
  • Web Cashier: Regular expressions can now be applied to card numbers via a new config key (auth.web-cashier-interface.card-id.card-regex).

Fixes:

  • VCC Controller: Improved the shared account selection process.
  • Mac and Linux: Fixed a rare issue preventing Print Provider errors from being logged when spool files are created.
  • Site Server implementations: Fixed a rare issue that caused the device license limit to be prematurely exceeded.

Copier / Device Integration:

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 3.1.1.

    Kyocera (HyPAS) v1.9.3*:

    • Fixed an issue causing instability on older devices when attempting a duplex Integrated Scanning job with no pages loaded in the document feeder.
    • Reinstated the ability to run on devices with HyPAS API 1.1.0 and earlier.
    • Fixed an occasional issue causing Integrated Scanning to be enabled when the panel size is unsupported.
    • Fixed an incorrect scanned page count displayed when the user is asked if they want to scan more.
    • Accented characters in translated messages are now displayed correctly.

    Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):

    • Toshiba devices: A new config key (ext-device.toshiba.show-job-status-button) has been added to allow the Job Status button to be shown or hidden.
    • OKI devices: A new config key (ext-device.oki.show-job-status-button) has been added to allow the Job Status button to be shown or hidden.

    Xerox (EIP):

    • Xerox EIP1.5+: Fixed an occasional issue causing devices to incorrectly report that there are insufficient funds when:
      • Job Limits are enabled, and
      • Account Selection is disabled

For Integrators:

  • The Payment Gateway API for 3rd-party developers has been enhanced to improve the reporting of job details. For more information, see the documentation.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

5 October 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 38241)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.3 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Windows Web Print: Fixed an issue causing Web Print jobs to time out while in the queue waiting to be processed.
  • Improved the speed of releasing print jobs.
  • Google Cloud Print on Mac and Linux: Fixed an issue preventing users from adding printers. (since 16.3 GA)

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

27 September 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 38126)

16.3 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Support for Toshiba E-Bridge Next cloud apps print job tracking and charging.
  • Improved performance on the Manager mode account selection popup. The "Username or ID" field is now pre-populated with the user's username so they can submit their print jobs more quickly.
  • Ricoh printers: Improved the accuracy of toner level reporting when it is below 20% on some devices. A new Config key (toner.fetch-public-mib-then-private) has been provided if you require that level of toner reporting.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem with reports for multiple departments or offices, where the comma separated list of office/department codes provided included spaces. (since 16.1)
  • Site Server: Fixed the following issues that occurred when permissions were assigned via a user directory (eg. Active Directory) group:
    • some shared accounts were not displayed on the device panel
    • the Integrated Scanning icon was not displayed on the device panel
  • Web Print sandbox mode: Fixed an issue causing Web Print to become unavailable if the Web Print server name is six characters in length and contains only letters and numbers.
  • Integrated Scanning:
    • Improved the reliability of scanning documents where the name of the resulting file would become longer than 200 characters.
    • Fixed an issue causing the Scan button on the Home screen on some Web Services devices to become unresponsive when the device was registered on the Application Server, then moved to a Site Server.
  • PCL6 printers: Improved color page counts.
  • PCL5 and HPGL plotters: Improved page counts on some PCL5 and HPGL plotters.
  • KIP plotters: Fixed an issue causing incorrect postscript copy count.
  • CUPS-based print servers: Fixed an issue preventing tracking of print queues with Xerox drivers.
  • Mac and Linux: Fixed an occasional issue preventing PaperCut from automatically registering CUPS printers for some drivers.
  • Oracle database: Fixed a problem when there were multiple jobs in a single session, where the most recent job was not charged to a user's account.
  • Release Station / Pay Station terminal: Improved reliability of the on-screen keyboard.
  • Fixed an occasional issue causing an incorrect Total Printed Sheets count in reports when multiple copy jobs are performed in a single login session. This issue occurred only when all copy jobs were either simplex, or all were duplex.
  • HP devices: Fixed a rare issue causing devices to display the following after the Application Server is restarted:
    • an 'Unknown device" error message when attempting to copy
    • a blank Print Release screen when attempting to release a print job

Copier / Device Integration:

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 3.1.1.

    Ricoh (SDK/J) v5.4.2*:

    • Added the following config keys to control Scan-to-me address book timing and avoid device functions not being displayed on Smart Operation Panels:
      • ext-device.ricoh.scan-to-me.address-book.close-wait-millis
      • ext-device.ricoh.scan-to-me.address-book.open-timeout-secs

    Sharp (OSA):

    • Integrated Scanning enabled devices: Fixed an issue preventing users from logging in if their username had a diacritic mark (for example, umlaut, tilde).

    Xerox (EIP):

    • Fixed an issue causing user passwords to be displayed in debug server logging ( server.log file) of Secure Access requests.
    • Improved the reliability of user identification (via ext-device.xerox.use-job-owner) in situations where the Accounting-User-Id field was not accurate.
    • Allow customization of the Xerox login prompt text from the CWIS admin web interface rather than from PaperCut MF (via ext-device.xerox.login-instruction).
    • EIP 2.0+ devices: Fixed an issue on some models with recent firmware versions, preventing jobs from being processed. (since 16.2)

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

21 September 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 38110)

Fixes:

  • Fixed a regression that caused some errors in user web pages. See known issues for more information and affected pages (since 16.3).

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

12 September 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.3 (Build 37857)

For a snapshot view of 16.3 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

    The new Konica Minolta bEST certified PaperCut MF embedded application provides an intuitive end user experience at the MFD panel. This release includes the following updates:

    • Integrated Scanning is now supported on the i-Option browser Open API 4.0+.
    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • The HID Omnikey 5427 CK (AU-205H) card reader is now supported in keyboard wedge mode.

    The new Sindoh PaperCut MF embedded application provides an intuitive end user experience at the MFD panel. This release includes the following updates:

    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • The HID Omnikey 5427 CK (AU-205H) card reader is now supported in keyboard wedge mode.

Enhancements:

  • Added filtering by printer/device group to the following reports:
    • User: Department print/copy/scan/fax - breakdown
    • Printer: Printer attributes
    • Printer: Device copy/scan/fax - breakdown
    • Account: Shared account printing invoice - job type summary (Invoice Reports)
  • Enhanced the About page in the Admin web interface to include details of the operating system, server specifications, and connected database.
  • Pay Station: Remove support for QI SmartKit Console payment hardware.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue on the Edit Admin Rights page, where some lists of groups weren't alphabetically ordered (since release 16.0).
  • Fixed a rare issue preventing the Application Server from connecting to the database (since 16.1).

Copier / Device Integration:

    Canon (MEAP)*:

    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 1.1.1.
    • Added support for the iR-ADV C55xx series.

    Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 3.1.0.
    • i-Option Open API 4.0+ now supports Integrated Scanning.
    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • The HID Omnikey 5427 CK (AU-205H) card reader is now supported in keyboard wedge mode.
    • Added a new Config key (ext-device.konica-minolta.logout-before-app-registration) to allow SysAdmins to force user logout from a device while updating that device.

For integrators:

  • Device REST API: Fixed an issue causing incorrect device URLs to be generated.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for the QI SmartKit Console.

23 August 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.2 (Build 37799)

16.2 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Note: This release is not compatible with earlier versions of the Payment Gateway module. If you upgrade to 16.2, you must also upgrade the Payment Gateway module. For more information see our Upgrading Knowledge Base article.

Enhancements:

  • Application Log messages relating to job release errors now include the IP address of the Release Station.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue allowing the creation of internal users with the same card/ID number.
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from logging into the Mobile User web interface from iOS devices (since 16.1).
  • Fixed an issue blocking Site Server connectivity when the Application Server is configured with a stricter list of SSL protocols (since 16.2 Early Access).
  • Enhanced the predictability of the order in which jobs are printed when "Release All" is used.
  • Fixed an issue allowing alphanumeric PINs to be assigned to internal users via server-command.
  • Fixed an issue introduced by the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment upgrade in 16.2 Early Access causing problems on some older devices (using the RC4 cipher) connecting to PaperCut MF.
  • Google Cloud Print: Publishing a printer to Google Cloud Print is now attempted several times before failing. This minimizes the effect of intermittent failure responses from Google Cloud Print.
  • PaperCut LPD service with legacy Windows LPR client: Fixed an occasional issue preventing jobs from processing when either the job name or the associated username contains non-ASCII characters. For more information, see Fixing encoding problems/unintelligible characters appearing in PaperCut LPD job queue.
  • Ricoh printers: Added a new Config key (toner.fetch-public-mib-then-private) to improve the accuracy of toner level retrieval when below 20% for some models.
  • Canon UFR II drivers: Added support for 40 X 30 inch page size detection.
  • KIP GL drivers: Improved page count reliability.
  • Linux and Mac: Improved the reliability of enabling and disabling printers.
  • Fixed an occasional issue with account charging priority.
  • Fixed an issue on the External Device List page for Payment Gateway devices, causing an error to be displayed when you attempt to access the Device Details page (since 16.2 Early Access).

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP)*:
    • Fixed an occasional issue causing the device to become unresponsive when the ID/RESET key was pressed multiple times in quick succession.
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP)*:
    • Fixed an issue that allowed users to continue printing from a USB drive when their credit had run out.
  • HP (FutureSmart)*:
    • Fixed an issue causing devices to be unresponsive when you log in with a swipe card while the login popup message is displayed.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v1.9.2*:
    • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue causing an F245/F248 error message to display on the device panel when performing multiple consecutive Integrated Scanning jobs.
  • Lexmark (LeSF) Version 2.3.1*:
    • LeSF 5 is now supported, offering full PaperCut MF functionality for the next generation e-Task devices with tablet-like capabilities.
    • Android-based devices:
      • Fixed an authentication issue where login at the device displayed the native interface, and any subsequent action caused the device to lock.
      • SSL support for the newly released CB.03x.yyy, ATL.03x.yyy, YK.03x.yyy, and PP.03x.yyy device firmware.
    • Fixed an issue when sending multiple faxes, where fax numbers from the previous fax job were displayed on the subsequent fax job screen.
    • Improved device stability.
    • Fixed an issue preventing devices in powersave mode to wake up with a user card swipe.
  • OKI (Open Platform):
    • Fixed an issue causing devices to be unresponsive when you log in with a swipe card while the login popup message is displayed.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • Added a Config key (send-users-email-address-to-device) that controls whether or not the user's PaperCut MF email address is sent to the device.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

9 August 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.2 (Build 37593)

For a snapshot view of 16.2 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

Enhancements:

  • Web Print scaling:
    Web Print is a proven and popular solution for occasional printing. However, with an increasing demand, busy sites are finding that a single Web Print server is not sufficient to provide good service. Web Print can now be scaled to meet the needs of your organization. Multiple Web Print servers can be used to ensure reliability and reduce wait time in queues, leading to a better user experience. The System Health interface also now provides endpoints to track the status of your Web Print servers.
  • Updated the bundled Java SE Runtime Environment to version 8, update 92 to incorporate the latest security fixes from Oracle.
    Note: On some older devices, this upgrade might cause issues with the connection between the MFD and PaperCut as indicated by an error message on the device display or in the Admin web interface. A simple solution is available (see Legacy Ciphers in PaperCut).
  • Integrated Scanning: You can now specify a From email address for a Scan to Email action, for example, invoices@mycompany.com. This allows you to whitelist scanning emails on your mail server.
  • PaperCut MF Administrators can now filter their list of devices using filters similar to that on the Printers page.

Fixes:

  • Web Print: Fixed an issue preventing uploaded files that are larger than the allowed size from being removed.
  • User web interface: Fixed an issue preventing the job status in the Web Print page from updating (since release 16.0).
  • Improved the user search speed in the Admin web interface when users have multiple email addresses.
  • Fixed an issue causing automatic backups to fail.
  • Linux installer: Fixed an occasional error that occurred with installations involving copying client directories.
  • Reports:
    • Fixed an issue preventing the Group User Transaction Type Summary report from generating when there have been no transactions during the defined period.
    • Fixed an issue with the Executive Summary report causing inaccurate counts of simplex and duplex pages.
    • Improved the Device - copy/scan/fax - breakdown report to include scan jobs.
    • Linux: Fixed an occasional issue preventing reports from generating.
  • Fixed an issue with converting PFX/PKCS#12 SSL certificates for the Application Server.
  • Fixed an issue causing modified SSL settings in the server.properties file to not be applied.
  • Improved color detection for PostScript printers on Ubuntu.
  • Kyocera printers: Improved color detection.
  • Samsung PCL6 printer drivers: Fixed an issue causing watermarks to not print.
  • Windows printers: Improved page counting on some printers when multiple copies of a document are printed.
  • Fixed an issue on the Printer Details page for a virtual print queue, causing a confirmation prompt to be inappropriately displayed when you try to leave the page.
  • Google Cloud Print and Email to Print: Fixed an issue causing some fonts to be missing when printing to Windows printers.
  • PDL transforms: Fixed an occasional issue that caused pc-print.exe (the Windows Print Provider) to use 100% of a CPU core.
  • SQL Server database: Fixed an issue preventing documents with a filename greater than 255 characters from printing.
  • Reorganized background Mac and Linux print services, such as, Job Pre-notification, Printer Registration, Printer Error Reporting, and Job Replay on Connection Failure, including naming their respective processes.
  • Novell: Fixed an issue preventing Novell iPrint from starting after a new installation.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • iOption: Fixed an issue causing the Application Server to crash after a large number of card swipes.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v1.9.1*:
    • Device job defaults are now used where possible when performing an Integrated Scanning job.
  • Lexmark (LeSF) Version 2.3.0*:
    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • Fixed an issue causing scans to email to be sent multiple times when more than one scan is performed in a single session.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented printing files from a USB drive.
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) v5.4.1*:
    • Allow the Japanese on-screen keyboard to default to Alphabet (QWERTY).
    • Fixed an issue where the custom currency sign 'Display after number' option was not reflected in displayed balances.
    • Fixed an issue with Tabloid (11 x 17 inches) page cost calculation.
    • Fixed a rare issue preventing swipe card reads that are terminated by a keypad RETURN from registering.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) 1.0.8*:
    • PaperCut MF for Ricoh now includes the second-generation Smart Operation Panel based on the Android operating system. The SOP touchscreen gives PaperCut MF users a new intuitive interface, along with easy to access Home, Print release, Device functions and Account selection screens.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Fixed an issue causing keyboard entry to be read as a card swipe.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Toshiba V1: Fixed an issue preventing card self association since 16.1
    • Fixed a layout issue in some languages on the "Held Print Jobs" page.
  • Xerox (EIP 1.5+):
    • Fixed an occasional issue causing shared accounts to not be charged during long login sessions.
    • Fixed an occasional issue causing the account selection application configuration to fail and revert to the Secure Access Account Selection.

For integrators:

  • Device REST API: The following information is now available for a user logged into a device
    • name of the shared account being used
    • credit balance for a user and account
      • printing cost model for a device, user, and account
  • The PaperCut Device REST Web Service API guide has been updated. You can request a copy of this updated guide from integration-dev-support@papercut.com.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • The Ricoh Remote Operation Client uses the Java Runtime Environment bundled with PaperCut MF.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • If you are using Web Print Sandbox mode, ensure that the Web Print service on the Application Server is disabled. If it is not, Web Print will not function until all of your Web Print servers are updated as part of your upgrade.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for the QI SmartKit Console.

22 June 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.1 (Build 35753)

16.1 is now out of Early Access and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Extended the external device integration API to help some 3rd-party integrations work correctly with Site Servers.
  • PaperCut LPD Service: Added support for Japanese encoded (Shift-JIS) document names.
  • Improved behavior of on demand user creation when the username contains accented characters. Duplicate users with these variants are no longer created.
  • Improved performance of loading the User Details page when a home directory has been configured for Integrated Scanning.
  • Print System Health Monitoring: Improved the printer and device download files (available via Options > Advanced) to show the URLs for remotely accessible addresses.
  • Fixed an issue with the Environmental Dashboard not displaying translated text.
  • Fixed an issue causing a confirmation dialog to be incorrectly displayed when navigating away from an unchanged Notifications page.
  • Direct Printing: Fixed a rare issue that might cause printer statistics to be lost on a print queue that has been unlinked.
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused the Application Server to become unresponsive when running lengthy reports.
  • Improved error messages when a previously failed database upgrade is detected.
  • The End User License Agreement (EULA) has been updated with PaperCut's new office details.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP (FutureSmart)*:
    • A new Config key (ext-device.hp.print-release.display.limit) is now available that allows you to specify the number of held print jobs displayed for release. The fewer jobs displayed, the better the performance.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

2 June 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.1 (Build 35678)

For a snapshot view of 16.1 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Print System Health Monitoring:
    The new Print System Health Monitoring interface allows you to maximize print uptime by setting up alerts, dashboard indicators, and graphs in any industry standard monitoring tool.
    This interface allows you to monitor:
    • Status of overall print system health
    • Status of components in your printing environment
    • Real-time statistics
    • System resource information
    • Printer/device inactivity

Enhancements:

  • Passwords for SysAdmins and internal users are stored with a more secure encryption algorithm that is no longer case sensitive.
  • Databases can now be imported via the command line without confirmation prompts.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue causing multiple notifications to be sent when the toner level drops below a predefined threshold.
  • Fixed an issue causing a refund for a job charged to multiple personal accounts to be refunded only to the default account.
  • Fixed a rare issue when copying device settings causing 'Release station settings' to be copied when 'Advanced (non-device-specific) settings' was selected.
  • User interface: Fixed an issue causing the Printer/Device Group field under Filters on the Recent Print Job page to always be empty.
  • Novell iPrint: Fixed an issue preventing iPrint from shutting down when there are held print jobs.
  • Pay Station: Added a config key (display-on-screen-keyboard-always) that controls whether or not the on screen keyboard is always displayed on the login panel.
  • HP universal printers: Improved page count.
  • systemd Linux: Resolved an issue where the Application Server was not restarted after an upgrade.
  • Kyocera printers: Improved color detection.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    The PaperCut MF interface has been refreshed for Toshiba e-STUDIO devices running these platforms:
    • e-BRIDGE Next
    • e-BRIDGE X
    • e-BRIDGE 3
    • LeSF
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP)*:
    • Honeywell Orbit barcode reader is now supported.
  • Samsung (XOA)*:
    • Fixed an issue causing devices to lock up when a username has an apostrophe (').
  • HP (FutureSmart)*:
    • Fixed an issue causing an error ("could not connect to the quota server") when attempting to use Scan to USB.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • The supported PaperCut connector version is now 2.1.1.
    • Fixed an issue allowing users to print and copy with a zero balance (zero stop) when the paper type is changed.
    • Fixed an issue causing a device to lock up and require a restart when upgrading PaperCut.
    • Model numbers ending in xx7 and xx8: Improved the clarity of the message displayed when a user has insufficient funds.
    Note: These fixes will not be enabled by default in PaperCut MF until the changes have been certified by Konica Minolta. If you are affected by any of these issues, please contact PaperCut Support for assistance.

Other Notes:

  • The Internet Control module has been removed. End of life for the Internet Control Module was announced in December 2011. Customers using Internet Control should NOT upgrade to this release.
  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

28 April 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 35320)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Added a config key (printer.snmp.community) to cater for a custom SNMP community name, needed to retrieve details of the toner, device type, and serial number for a printer.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an error preventing filtering users by balance in the User List page.
  • Fixed an issue causing the user balance history graph to display 'XXX' instead of a currency symbol for some system locales.
  • Fixed an error preventing generation of Central Reports since release 16.0.
  • Fixed an issue causing devices to become unavailable after changing a device's host from a Site Server to an Application server, and vice versa.
  • Fixed an issue when using an Oracle database causing the Balance on the User Details page to not update after payment gateway transactions.
  • Fixed an occasional issue preventing comparison reports from successfully generating.
  • Fixed an issue with some PCL6 printer drivers preventing Excel documents from printing when a duplex filter has been applied.
  • PCL6 spool files: Fixed an occasional issue causing Print Provider to crash when processing files less than a Kb in size.
  • Xerox postscript files: Fixed an issue causing Print Provider to crash.
  • Novell iPrint systems: Improved support for diagnosing crashes.
  • Devices hosted on a Site Server: Fixed an issue causing the host name to not display on the Devices tab.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v1.9.0*:
    • Easier SSL certificate management.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

7 April 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 35130)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.0 and contains the following changes:

Enhancements:

  • Added support for printing to Type4 print jobs to PaperCut LPD/LPR.

Fixes:

  • Passwords for SysAdmins and internal users are now stored with a more secure encryption algorithm.
  • External device API: Added a default number of decimal places per locale currency.
  • Fixed an issue in Email to Print for users forwarding attachments from iOS devices using the native mail client.
  • Fixed an issue preventing application of a valid selection of virtual and physical print release queues for Find-Me printing.
  • Fixed an issue causing dashboard gadgets to be blank when the user license limit is exceeded.
  • Fixed an issue where some email addresses could not be saved (deemed invalid) in the System Notification pages.
  • User interface: Fixed an issue causing the Printer/Device Group field on the Recent Print Job page to be empty.
  • Fixed an issue for restricted admins with access to only selected printer groups, causing the Printer List page to be empty.
  • Release Station: Fixed an issue preventing some jobs from being displayed.
  • Fixed an issue preventing enabling and disabling of the Windows Direct Print Monitor debug mode.
  • Improved scalability of the PaperCut LPD Service.
  • Fixed the Windows Installer so that obsolete Linux client library files are removed when upgrading.
  • Fixed a rare display issue in the end user's Upload page for Web Print where legacy customization/tailored web tools were deployed.
  • Fixed an error displayed when attempting to generate an Executive Summary report that included fax or scan jobs.
  • RISO devices: Improved page size detection on some models.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Fixed an issue where USB print jobs were being logged incorrectly when multiple print jobs were selected and the user logged off before all of the jobs had completed.
  • Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Fixed a layout issue causing an unnecessary scrollbar on 800X600 device displays.

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade.

17 March 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 34962)

This is a Maintenance Release for 16.0 (Build 34949) and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed a problem printing jobs that were held in a hold/release queue prior to upgrading from earlier versions previous to 16.0 (Build 34949).
  • Fixed a problem that occurred while upgrading from earlier versions previous to 15.0 (Build 31930).

Other Notes:

  • This release does NOT contain a database upgrade if upgrading from PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 34949). If upgrading from a 15.x or earlier version, this release WILL contain a database upgrade.

17 March 2016 - PaperCut MF 16.0 (Build 34949)

For a snapshot view of 16.0 features, see what's New and Noteworthy.

New Features:

  • Direct Printing:
    • Customers no longer have to run a print server to be able to take advantage of PaperCut's feature set. PaperCut's Direct Print Monitor tracks jobs between desktops and an MFD. Significant UI improvements around queue management ensure no additional administrative overhead.
  • New look PaperCut MF manual:
    • We are revamping the PaperCut MF manual. This first phase includes a refresh to the User Interface and easier navigation and search functionality.
  • PaperCut MF on Epson, Muratec, and OKI:
    • We have extended the range of devices supported with PaperCut MF. In partnership with PaperCut, Epson, OKI, and Muratec have developed device integration for secure tracking and print control on Epson inkjets, Muratec MFDs and additional OKI MFDs.
  • Mail server configuration:
    • Configuring PaperCut to SMTP servers is now even easier with drop-down selections for popular mail servers (GMail, Outlook.com, Yahoo), as well as bringing encryption and optional login settings into the UI.
  • Printer group notifications:
    • Administrators are now able to use Printer Groups to deliver low toner and error notifications to specific recipients. This allows the most appropriate person to receive the alert per device.

Enhancements:

  • Improved the Printer Notification messages (Low Toner and Printer Error) by optionally including additional information such as serial number, IP address and model of device.
  • You now have the option to receive low toner notifications when they occur, or alternatively in hourly or daily batches.
  • System Notifications: Increased the maximum send frequency for "Error level events " and "Printers in error" to 1440 minutes (1 day) on the Notifications page.
  • Mobile Release: Users can now log in to Mobile Release using their email address as an alternative to their username.
  • Customers using applications like SCCM to manage their software updates can now take advantage of PaperCut reporting version numbers to the Operating System.
  • You can now disable a shared account for an exact period of time via server commands.
  • Added the ability to specify a custom Windows Active Directory attribute a the user's primary email address.
  • The customer reference number is now available on the About page.

Fixes:

  • Unused printer groups are no longer deleted during scheduled maintenance tasks.
  • Improved notifications for customers attempting to upgrade without a valid license.
  • Fixed an incorrect confirmation message displayed when disabling GCP options.
  • The PaperCut icon is now shown in the Windows Add or Remove Programs list for the Client, Client MSI (installer), Payment Gateway Module, and Card Creation Wizard.
  • Fixed an issue on the Devices page causing the page title and the title of the unselected tab to be hidden.
  • Prevent Chrome browsers from auto-populating unwanted data in the User Details and Create Device pages.
  • Email to Print and Google Cloud Print: Fixed an occasional issue causing part of a page to not print.
  • Fixed a rare issue that prevented Site Servers from synchronizing with the Application Server.
  • Fixed a minor issue in some Hardware Page Count Validation dialogs where code was being displayed in place of text.
  • Fixed a rare Site Server issue where changes made to groups of users weren't being updated to the site.
  • Fixed a rare issue in version 15.3 (Build 34230) and 15.3 (Build 34420) causing inaccurate color / grayscale reporting when PaperCut cannot detect page-level color and page-level color detection is enabled.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP)*:
    • Support for both a USB card reader and USB keyboard on the same MFD.
    • Easier SSL certificate management.
    • Resolved an issue where enabling scan tracking incorrectly started counting faxes as scans.
    • Added support for iRADV 85xx and 65xx series devices.
    • Updated PaperCut branding.
    • Fixed an issue preventing restricted users from logging in after a fax job has been cancelled due to insufficient funds.
  • Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP)*:
    • Now formally out of the Early Access Program.
    • Embedded card-reader plugin version 1.0.8: Fixed an issue causing an MFD that is in power save mode, with an attached card reader, to be unresponsive.
    • Fixed an issue with Chinese characters displaying incorrectly on Fuji Xerox DMP 9 devices.
  • HP (Chai)*:
    • Fixed an issue where the custom currency sign 'Display after number' option was not reflected in the balances displayed on devices.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v34678*:
    • Added a Settings button to Command Center RX allowing access to the remote Device Setup page.
    • Improved responsiveness when unlocking the device.
    • Corrected the layout of the Print Release Printer Busy screen.
    • Fixed an occasional issue on older devices causing installation to fail.
    • Fixed an occasional "Invalid server session" error that occurred when logging in after a period of inactivity.
    • Fixed an intermittent issue that caused an error message to be displayed on the 'Devices' page after the Application Server was restarted.
  • Lexmark (LeSF)*:
    • Easier SSL certificate management.
    • Improved the readability of document names on the device Release screen by allowing administrators to specify the number of characters in the document name to display.
    • Fixed a rare issue in Lexmark 2.1 embedded causing it to fail when the last page of a copy job caused the user to run out of credit.
    • Fixed an issue on the Lexmark LeSF 2.1 causing copy, scan, and fax settings to revert to the system defaults after each copy job.
  • Ricoh (ESA) v34278*:
    • Easier SSL certificate management.
    • Improved detection of copy/scan jobs in progress when there is no fax.
  • Samsung (XOA)*:
    • Easier SSL certificate management.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • A numerical keypad is now provided for ID entry on the device.
    • A numerical keypad is now provided for PIN entry on the device.
    • Fixed an issue on devices with a physical keyboard requiring the user to press input fields twice.
  • Sindoh (Open API):
    • Added support for Sindoh devices.

For Integrators:

  • The getAllGlobalConfig method in the ExtDeviceIntegrationXMLRPCAPI API has a new key/value pair (currency-symbol-position-start) that is used to specify the position where the currency symbol should be displayed in the currency format.

Other Notes:

  • This release contains a database upgrade.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for new installs or upgrades of the PaperCut server software on OS X 10.8.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9. Administrators will receive a warning message when they log in to the administration console, and they can still choose to continue.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.

Release History for Older Versions