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PaperCut 18.3


PaperCut 18.3. What’s new?

Here’s a roundup of the latest features you can expect in PaperCut 18.3

PaperCut 18.3

 

With this release comes new integration to G Suite, print job settings for Kyocera devices and Stapling options for Global Print Drivers amongst other things. Get the full feature list below!

 

 


G Suite integration

 

Good news for G Suite organisations,  you’ll be able to sync and authenticate G Suite users with PaperCut MF and NG. PaperCut’s G Suite integration simplifies the printing process for Chromebook and G Suite organisations, allowing users to authenticate with their Google credentials.

When used in conjunction with PaperCut’s Mobility Print and Scan to Google Drive, Google organisations can now benefit from a seamless print, scan, and copy solution.

 

Google Cloud Directory (G Suite and Google Cloud Identity)

Sync users from Google Cloud Directory, which supports both G Suite and Google Cloud Identity. This new feature makes the transition to the cloud easier for Google G Suite and Google Cloud Identity customers.

Users can now authenticate using their Google credentials on all PaperCut interfaces. Google Cloud Directory can be configured as either a primary or secondary sync source and is fully compatible to run alongside another sync source such as Active Directory, giving administrators a flexible migration path.

 

G Suite integration

G Suite integration

PaperCut 18.3 is introducing a new, secure LDAP feature enabling Sysadmins to sync users and groups from G Suite. Users will only need to log in the once to print.

 

Why you’ll love it

  • With 4 million customers, of which 1 million are new this year, G Suite is growing in popularity.
  • The new G Suite integration will provide your customers with a seamless, complete solution by tying their
  • Simplifies the printing process for Chromebook and G Suite workplaces
G Suite User Management

Google’s new Secure LDAP feature

  • Sync users and groups directly from G Suite
  • Authenticate Google credentials on any PaperCut interface
  • Support migration from existing Active Directory (AD)

 

How will people benefit from the integration?

 

PaperCut Reseller benefits:

  • Increased awareness and credibility of the PaperCut solution via collaboration with Google
  • Google for Education schools now have a comprehensive print and scan solution
  • Commercial organisations with G Suite and Chromebooks now have a comprehensive print and scan solution

Customer benefits:

IT manager

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

Sysadmin

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

End-users benefits:

  • 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

 

 


 

OCR: Text recognition

 

Ocr Screenshot

Text-searchable documents:
Users can now create text-searchable documents from any type of scan action, to easily find important information in a document. DOCX and PDF text-searchable outputs are supported.

 

 


Change print job settings come to Kyocera

 

 

Print job settings become available to Kyocera devices

Kyocera joins the others in allowing you to change print job settings at devices.

Kyocera users will be able to:

  • Switch from single to duplex printing
  • Switch prints from colour to black and white
  • Change charging accounts
  • Change the number of copies

 

Users will also be able to see the environmental impact that their print setting changes have made. Unlike other print management software, PaperCut instantly shows users the cost savings their choices have made (changing from two-sided to one-sided printing, for example), encouraging behaviour change and thoughtful printing.

 

On the admin side, sysadmins will gain greater control over print setting option changes, so they’ll be able to improve cost savings.

 

Why businesses will love print job settings:

  • 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-user benefits:

  • 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

 

 


 

Global print settings

 

Papercut 18.3 Stapling

Papercut 18.3 Stapling

Stapling functionality comes to PaperCut Global Print driver

If your devices can staple, you’ll be able to utilise the functionality using PaperCut 18.3. Users will be able to select stapling options.

 

 

Customer benefits:

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

End-user benefits:

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

*Many more manufacturers are being added all the time!

 


 

The above is just a snapshot of what is new in PaperCut V18.3, if you would like more information or talk to us about upgrades for your customers then please get in touch, all your customers need is valid PUA (Premium Upgrade Assurance).

 

 

 


PaperCut 18.3.1

22nd October 2018

Fixes:

  • Google Cloud Directory (G Suite and Google Cloud Identity): Fixed a broken link in the Admin web interface to the documentation for setting up Google Cloud Directory user and group synchronisation.

 


PaperCut 18.3.0

16th October 2018

New Features:

  • Google Cloud Directory (G Suite and Google Cloud Identity):
    • Sync users from Google Cloud Directory, which supports both G Suite and Google Cloud Identity. This new feature makes the transition to the cloud easier for Google G Suite and Google Cloud Identity customers.
    • Users can now authenticate using their Google credentials on all PaperCut interfaces.
    • Google Cloud Directory can be configured as either a primary or secondary sync source and is fully compatible to run alongside another sync source such as Active Directory, giving administrators a flexible migration path.
    • You can now configure a ‘Sign in with Google’ button to display on the User web interface, Admin web interface and Mobility Print on Chromebooks. This lets users sign in to PaperCut MF without retyping their credentials.
  • Text-searchable documents:
    • Users can now create text-searchable documents from any type of scan action, to easily find important information in a document. DOCX and PDF text-searchable outputs are supported.
      Note: An active Premium Upgrade Assurance (PUA) subscription is required to use this feature
  • Change print job settings on Kyocera: The ability to change the settings of held print jobs is now available on Kyocera devices.

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 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 Premium Upgrade Assurance (PUA) 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 Integration

  • 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:
      • Colour (colour 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.
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