What's New in PaperCut 18.3

Sign-in to PaperCut with Google

G Suite & Cloud Identity Integration

G Suite & Chromebooks

PaperCut 18.3 is a game-changer for users who love G Suite & Chromebooks. With Google’s new Secure LDAP feature, SysAdmins can sync users and groups right from G Suite! Login once and you’re done. No more having to remember multiple logins just to print.

Did You Know? 60% of K-12 devices sold in the U.S. are Chromebooks.

 

Easy User Management

SECURE LDAP

  • Sync users and groups directly from G Suite
  • Migrate to an existing Active Directory

Sign in with Google

  • User Web Interface
  • Admin Web Interface
  • Chromebooks

PAPERCUT PARTNERS

    • Collaboration with Google on events and marketing material - increase awareness and credibility of the PaperCut solution.
    • Target Google for Education schools with a comprehensive print and scan solution.
  • Target commercial organizations using G Suite and Chromebooks comprehensive print and scan solution.

CUSTOMERS

IT MANAGER

  • No need for on-prem AD - save costs (labor, hardware, support).
  • Supports digital transformation.
  • A complete print, scan, copy solution of G Suite and Chromebook organizations.

SYSADMIN

  • No need to manage users in multiple places - reduced hassles.
  • No need to manage on-prem AD.
  • Save time with SSO for Admin Web interface.

END-USERS

  • Save time with SSO for Chromebooks and User Web Interface.
  • Only one set of credentials to remember (Google credentials, no additional PaperCut login).
  • Greater confidence in the security of your documents.

REQUIREMENTS    Must be using G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and Cloud Identity Premium.

Stapling for the PaperCut Global Print Driver

Select stapling options with Global Print Driver:

TOP LEFT  |  TOP RIGHT  |  TWO ON THE SIDE

PAPERCUT PARTNERS

    • Resellers can talk to existing customers using Find-Me printing about adding devices with stapling units to their current fleet, without needing to change their setup.
    • Can speak to new customers about the benefits of Find-Me printing within a mixed fleet environment.

CUSTOMERS

    • For SysAdmins, they can now manage one Find-Me print queue to manage both devices with or without stapling units.

END-USERS

    • Only need to print to the one Find-Me print queue.
    • Can easily select their stapling options at the time of printing.

Change Print Job Settings for Kyocera Devices

End-users can now edit print job attributes at the MFP prior to release. Each job gives additional options to change settings including forcing grayscale, forcing duplex, and adjusting the number of copies. Users can also delete files created in error and switch to Shared Accounts.

Show savings and encourage better behavior with additional updates at the touchscreen such as displaying cost and savings as changes are made to print jobs.

PAPERCUT PARTNERS

    • In a world of BYOD and mobile, we are bringing more capability to the embedded.
  • Instantly display cost savings to users.
  • Help encourage behavior change and environment-friendly printing.

CUSTOMERS

  • Cost savings - reduce paper waste from incorrectly printed jobs.
  • Encouraging more environmentally-friendly habits.
  • Increase productivity - reduce wasted time and effort for staff.
  • More user confidence that their print jobs will print with the correct print job settings, and allowing them to fix these settings on the spot.

END-USERS

    • Confidence that documents will be printed with correct settings.
  • Fix print job settings on the spot, reducing wasted time and effort to reprint.
  • Provide a sense of accomplishment, with immediate positive feedback when choosing environmentally friendly options.
  • Email to print and web print users can now choose additional options for their documents.

Full Release Notes

Enhancements:

  • When installing PaperCut MF, you can now skip the step to select a user/group sync source and configure that separately later. This speeds up the installation.

Integrated Scanning:

  • Added the ability to start a new scan job from the Scan More or Finish screen, retaining the current scan job’s settings and account selection attributes.
    This applies to:
  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+
  • HP (OXP)
  • Xerox (EIP 3.0+)
  • Added the ability to configure (on the Admin web interface Scan Actions page) up to three output file types that a user can choose from at the MFD.
  • Some of the PaperCut MF’s advanced Integrated Scanning features, such as Scan to Cloud Storage and text searchable documents, are now processed through “PaperCut Cloud Services”. Document processing in the cloud takes away the hassle of managing the performance of local infrastructure.
    Note: An active support subscription is required to use this feature.

Security:

  • Port 9195: PaperCut MF now supports both self-signed and CA-signed SSL/HTTPS SHA2 certificates on port 9195. This is turned on by default for new installations; existing installations require them to be turned on manually.
    This applies to:
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI)
  • Sindoh (OpenAPI)
  • Port 80: Tightened security on port 80 when used for payment gateways to ensure unnecessary information is not included in the http header.
  • Site Server: You can now specify a list of IP addresses or subnets that are allowed to submit information to the Application Server. This is configured in Options > Advanced > Security section (or using the auth.site.allowed-addresses config key).

Admin web interface:

  • In ‘Options’ there is now a ‘Tools’ tab. The Tools page lists all of the third-party systems that PaperCut MF directly integrates with.

Web services API:

  • getPrinterProperty() – now supports a ‘printer-id’ option, which is also available via the server-command utility. This option improves the usefulness of the health monitoring API.
  • getSharedAccountProperty() – now supports an ‘account-id’ option, which is also available via the server-command utility. This option is useful when setting the printer property advanced-config.override-no-popup-charge-shared-id using setPrinterPropertyMethod().

Fixes:

Security:

  • It is no longer possible to log in to the Site Server using the locally defined Admin credentials. Admin credentials from the Primary Server must be used.
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly included sensitive authentication information in debug logs.
  • Passwords are now redacted or removed (as appropriate) from the diagnostics zip file.
  • Unsupported HTTP requests are now actively rejected.
  • Mac and Linux with CUPS: Fixed an issue that could cause authentication information to show in the CUPS printer URI.

Find Me Printing: Simplified the workflow for setting up Find Me printing.

  • When creating a new device (Devices > Create Device), selecting "Enable print release" now also displays the "Enable find me printing support" option.
  • When creating a new device (Devices > Create Device) or when editing an existing device (Device > External Device List > Device Details > Print Release), selecting "Enable print release > Virtual with Hold/Release" now also selects the "Enable find me printing support" option.

Load balancing: Fixed an issue that prevented load balancing from consistently printing to the least busy printer.

Windows Print Provider: Added 'Remote Desktop Easy Print', 'PDF Architect', and 'eDocPrintPro' to the list of ignored virtual printers.

macOS Mojave (CUPS): Fixed an issue in macOS Mojave causing a short delay in the display and monitoring of printers after installation, and when a new printer is subsequently added.

Moneris eSELECT Plus Payment Gateway: Added an option to set the locale to English or French via the ext-payment-gateway-moneris.properties file (moneris.lang=).

Heartland Payment Gateway: Added an option in the ext-payment-gateway-heartland.properties file to improve performance in large environments using Load Balancers, where Heartland on Demand Transfer is enabled (heartland.server.load-balancer).

Device log uploads: Restricted the upload of logs to be only from known device addresses, and added a maximum log file size limit.

Ricoh PostScript printer driver: Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect page size to be reported when users selected some standard paper sizes, such as JIS B5, or a custom paper size.

Updated the End User License Agreement (EULA).

Copier / Device Integrations:

Brother (BSI):

  • Fixed an issue that caused PINs to be displayed instead of masked on the device Login screen.

Fuji Xerox ApeosPort V+:

  • Integrated Scanning: Added the ability to start a new scan job from the Scan More or Finish screen, retaining the current scan job's settings and account selection attributes.
  • When the device's Web Browser Setup > Web Applications Version is incorrectly configured, the device now displays an error message.

HP (OXP):

  • Integrated Scanning: Added the ability to start a new scan job from the Scan More or Finish screen, retaining the current scan job's settings and account selection attributes.

Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):

  • iOption:
  • Integrated Scanning:
  • The "Prompt for more pages" checkbox on the Scan Details screen and the Scan Settings screen is now changed to "New Document".
  • 4.9 or higher:
  • Added a new checkbox "Additional pages" on the Scan Details and Scan Settings screen. This controls the display of the "Finish" button on the device's scanning screen, and also controls the user's ability to add more pages to a current PDF scan job and receive it as a single PDF.
  • Added a config key to customize the default setting of the "Additional pages" checkbox on the Scan Details and Scan Settings screens (ext-device.konica-minolta.scan.additional-pages.checkbox.checked).
  • Security: PaperCut MF now supports both self-signed and CA-signed SSL/ HTTPS SHA2 certificates on port 9195. This is turned on by default for new installations; existing installations require them to be turned on manually.
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly displayed an error message when a user with a username that contained special characters, attempted to log in to the device.
  • Fixed an issue that could incorrectly cause the installation of PaperCut MF on the device to fail, displaying an error message on the Device Details page.
  • Standard: Added a config key to toggle the display of the cost of held print jobs on the Print Release screens (ext-device.konica-minolta.release.show-cost).

Kyocera (HyPAS) (version 2.3.0)*:

  • 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.
  • Added a config key to specify the version of the print release screens used by the device, either allowing users to or preventing them from being able to change the settings of held print jobs on the device (ext-device.kyocera-mita.ui.use-legacy).

Kyocera (HyPAS) (version 2.2.2)*:

  • Fixed an issue with the layout of the Print Job Details screen on small panels that prevented the "Release" and "Cancel" buttons from displaying.

Sindoh (OpenAPI):

  • iOption:
  • Integrated Scanning:
  • The "Prompt for more pages" checkbox on the Scan Details screen and the Scan Settings screen is now changed to "New Document".
  • 4.9 or higher:
  • Added a new checkbox "Additional pages" on the Scan Details and Scan Settings screen. This controls the display of the "Finish" button on the device's scanning screen, and also controls the user's ability to add more pages to a current PDF scan job and receive it as a single PDF.
  • Added a config key to customize the default setting of the "Additional pages" checkbox on the Scan Details and Scan Settings screens (ext-device.sindoh.scan.additional-pages.checkbox.checked).
  • Security: PaperCut MF now supports both self-signed and CA-signed SSL/ HTTPS SHA2 certificates on port 9195. This is turned on by default for new installations; existing installations require them to be turned on manually.
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly displayed an error message when a user with a username that contained special characters, attempted to log in to the device.
  • Fixed an issue that could incorrectly cause the installation of PaperCut MF on the device to fail, displaying an error message on the Device Details page.
  • Standard: Added a config key to toggle the display of the cost of held print jobs on the Print Release screens (ext-device.sindoh.release.show-cost).

Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform V2):

  • Fixed an issue that prevented card self association from working when the device had group filter restrictions enabled.

Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):

  • Integrated Scanning: Added the ability to start a new scan job from the Scan More or Finish screen, retaining the current scan job's settings and account selection attributes.

Xerox (EIP):

  • Integrated Scanning: Added the ability to start a new scan job from the Scan More or Finish screen, retaining the current scan job's settings and account selection attributes.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v18.1.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • ** If you use print scripts, then when upgrading from 18.2.6 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.