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Pure Cloud printing

The following is an exemplary set of steps to set up Pure Cloud printing. Your setup may differ according to what kind of queues, authentication, terminals, etc, you are going to use.

For more advanced concepts and settings, refer to the Admin guideReference documents and Legacy documentation.

Prerequisites

Your tenant in SAFEQ Cloud is created, and you have received your username and password to log in to the SAFEQ Cloud Web UI.

Adding a pull queue

  1. In SAFEQ Cloud Web UI, go to Print queues.
  2. Click Add.
  3. In Name, enter the name of your queue.
  4. In Queue type, select Pull print queue.
  5. Click Save.

For more information, see Print queues.

Configuring authentication

SAFEQ Cloud supports three types of authentication:

  • Local user authentication
  • Authentication to external directory using a service account
  • Authentication to external directory performed on the client side (client-based authentication)

For details, see Authentication providers.

Example: Setting up Microsoft Entra client-based authentication

  1. In SAFEQ Cloud Web UI, go to Authentication.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Fill in:
    1. Name – Enter an internal name used for identifying the particular authentication provider configuration.
    2. Domain – Enter your organization's domain. It should match “@domain” part of the users who will use it to authenticate to SAFEQ Cloud.
    3. Type – Select Client
    4. Identity provider – Select Microsoft Azure OAuth2
    5. Service – Select authentication service
  4. Click Test to see if the connection works.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Go to Access Control.
  7. Click Add to create a new access control entry. This will grant permissions to the end users to log in to SAFEQ Cloud.
  8. In Authentication Provider, select your newly created authentication provider.
  9. In Security role, select Users.
  10. Click Search.
  11. Authenticated users will be displayed.
  12. Click Save.

For more information on client authentication, see Client authentication.

Installing SAFEQ Cloud Client

SAFEQ Cloud Client is a desktop application that can be installed on end-user workstations to create print queues and install the SAFEQ Cloud universal driver automatically. For its features, see SAFEQ Cloud Client.

The Client can operate in two modes: Local storage mode and Gateway mode. For details, see SAFEQ Cloud Client overview.

Both modes can be used in the Pure Cloud printing scenario, but we recommend using the Local mode. In the Pure Cloud printing scenario, the Gateway mode has the following limitations:

  • Direct printing is not possible.
  • Releasing the print job from the Mobile application is not possible.

The following steps describe Quick installation (preconfigured installation without advanced options). For more details about the difference between Quick installation and Advanced installation, see Installing SAFEQ Cloud Client on Windows and Installing SAFEQ Cloud Client on macOS.

  1. To download the latest version, log in to SAFEQ Cloud Web UI and go to My profile. Click the button corresponding to your operating system and save the Client installation file.
  2. Run the saved Client installer file. 

  3. Follow the installation wizard. On the Installation Type screen, select Quick installation (you will only see this screen in the Windows installer. The MacOS installer does the Quick installation by default).
  4. When the installation finishes, you will see a login screen in your web browser.

    Note that if the option to Automatically trust new clients/servers is disabled in the Security menu of SAFEQ Cloud Web UI, you will need to authorize each end user's SAFEQ Cloud Client in Infrastructure > Endpoints.

  5. After you log in, the print queues you created in SAFEQ Cloud Web UI will be synchronized and visible in your Printers and scanners.

For silent installation and the available command line parameters, see Installing SAFEQ Cloud Client on Windows and Installing SAFEQ Cloud Client on macOS.

For deployment via Microsoft Intune, see Deploy SAFEQ Cloud Client using Microsoft Intune.

Mobile printing

  1. Log in to SAFEQ Cloud Web UI.
  2. Go to Mobile Print and click Edit.
  3. In Mobile print service, select mobileprint service. Leave the other settings at their default options.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Download the Mobile app:
  6. Configure the app settings and log in. See Mobile app guide.
  7. Submit your print job. See printing.

Adding a printer

The following instructions use Fujifilm BI MFD as an example.

  1. Set up the MFD according to the instructions for your MFD brand. See section Device Setup.
  2. Use Terminal Deployment Tool to install the Cloud Terminal on your MFD. See Terminal Deployment Tool.
  3. Create the terminal configuration in Printers > Embedded Clients. See Embedded Terminals' configuration.
  4. Register the MFD in SAFEQ Cloud Web UI. See sections Registering Cloud Terminal in the SAFEQ Cloud web interface and Adding FUJIFILM BI printer and Embedded configuration in SAFEQ Cloud Web UI.
  5. Perform post-installation setup of the MFD, see section Finishing device setup after cloud terminal installation/configuration.

Configuring a password policy

If you plan to use local user authentication, we recommend you to configure a password policy. See Password policy.

Releasing a print job at the MFD

The end users can authenticate at the MFD via card, PIN (short ID), username/password, or combination of these methods.

For generating a PIN, see My profile.

For card self-registration at the MFD, see Using FUJIFILM BI Cloud Terminal, section Activating a New ID Card.

After logging in at the MFD, you will see the My Quick Actions screen. Tap Print all or My print jobs.

Gateways (edge devices)

With SAFEQ Cloud, you can use a gateway (secondary server) on your site to route traffic securely between the cloud and the MFDs. Using a local gateway, the print job data do not have to leave the company network, increasing security, responsiveness, and reducing Internet bandwidth. The gateway can be compared to simple devices routing data, such as network routers.

The primary option is the OMNI Bridge. For other options, see Gateway Guide.

For more information about YSoft OMNI Bridge, see OMNI Bridge operation manual and OMNI Bridge gateway installation and troubleshooting.

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