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PaperCut MF 18.1 release history

PaperCut MF

PaperCut MF 18.1

Please find release note history for PaperCut MF 18.1 below.


18.1.4

Build 44151

13 Jun, 2018

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.

18.1.3

Build 43883

15 May, 2018

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.

18.1.2

Build 43839

4 May, 2018

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.

18.1.1

Build 43704

26 Apr, 2018

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.