Sharp User Control with Printing Exception – Printing will not require a code or username and password
We are often asked if our Sharp copier/printer/scanners can be locked out for copying/scanning only. Basically our users want to make sure a stranger cant walk in off of the street and use their copier, but they don’t want to restrict their users who are printing from computers. Here are instructions on how to do that.
First thing’s first, make sure you have setup and enabled your user control. Please consult these instructions first, then return to this page once you have your user control setup.
Begin Here if your User Control is already Enabled
- Open your copier’s web page by typing the IP address into the address bar of a web browser. Click on “Administrator Login”
- Enter your admin password and click Login
- Click the User Control tab, then click Default Settings on the left menu. Scroll down and make sure “Disabling of Printing by Invalid User is UNCHECKED. If it is checked, un-check it and click Submit at the top of the page.
- Click User List on the left menu of the User Control tab
- Scroll down and change the Authority Group of the Other User to Admin, then click Submit at the top of the page.
At this point the Sharp will display the Login screen and require a code/username and password at the touch panel, but it will not require a login/code for printing from computers.
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2 thoughts on “Sharp User Control with Printing Exception – Printing will not require a code”
We have recently acquired the Sharp MX-5071N and the C304W printers and would like to know if there are other methods other than custom folders that can be implemented for secure batch printing?. i.e. AD integration, user controls, etc.
In our DX2500 MFP, we have enabled user authentication through LDAP, we have many users added in the machine, they all authenticate and print, no problem no issues. But recently we noticed some users who are members of LDAP but not in the MFP user list are taking prints (We have of course checked the box : Disabling printing by invalid users). Perhaps they are logging in as Other Users, so we created a new authority group with all permissions prohibited, and assigned that to Other Users, still those fellows taking prints, in user page their name appears with an asterisk(*) prefixed. How to resolve this issue ? Many thanks in advance.