Configure Portal Security
When an end-user installs a printer in the Self-service Portal, Windows uses the credentials based on the user logged in to the computer rather than the credentials of the user logged in to the Self-service Portal. If you would like to override this behavior, click Tools > Settings > Portal and then select Override Operating System User with Printer Installer Portal User as shown below.
Consider the following example. Mary is a university professor who is working on her personal laptop in the university's computer lab. The university's Printer Installer administrator has configured Printer Installer so that some printers have restricted access to authorized users (such as Mary) who are able to install those printers from the Self-service Portal. If the administrator has left the Override Operating System User with Printer Installer Portal User setting (in the Admin Console deselected, then even when Mary supplies valid credentials on the Portal, she will receive an error that prevents her from installing the printer. In other words, the user logged in to her personal laptop is not recognized as someone having access to the restricted printer.
Alternatively, if the Printer Installer administrator has enabled the Override Operating System User with Printer Installer Portal User option in the Admin Console, then Mary will be able to install the restricted printer on her personal laptop since the credentials she supplied to log in to the Self-service Portal also have access to the printer.
- In the Admin Console, select either a folder or a printer object from the tree view.
- Click Security > Portal Security.
- In the tree view, select the folder or printer object to which you would like to provide access for the end-user.
- Click Add.
- Select the object that you want to apply to the selected folder or printer object.
- Option 1: User, Computer, or Group
If you click Active Directory > User, Computer, or Group, then the Select Users, Computers, or Groups window will appear as shown below.
After you have selected the user, computer, or group, click OK.
- Option 2: Container or OU
If you click Active Directory > Container or OU, then the Select Containers window will open as shown below.
After you have selected the container or organizational unit, click OK.
- Option 3: IP Address Range
If you click IP Address Range, then the Add IP Address Range window will appear as shown below.
Click Search to type the IP address range, or click Browse to navigate the tree view to find the IP address range you would like to add. When you have selected the IP address range, click Add.
- Option 4: Hostname
If you click Hostname, then the corresponding window (respectively) will appear as shown below.
Type the hostname and then click Add.
- Option 4: MAC Address
- Click Save.