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PaperCut NG & PaperCut MF Manual


Running in a Workgroup environment

A workgroup environment differs from a network domain model. In the domain model, users authenticate using a common username/password as defined in a central server. Users can typically access and use any PC on the network by using their username and password. In a workgroup, the computers are loosely coupled and user identity is validated locally rather than centrally. The computers are either set up to automatically log in as a general “user”, or user accounts are set up on the computers as required.

Users can still authenticate with PaperCut NG/MF on Windows by entering their details into the User Client utility. For more information see Option 2: Authenticating via popup.

PaperCut NG/MF offers a number of options for running and authenticating users in a workgroup. The two common options are: