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I have seen that PaperCut supports internal users. What about internal Groups?
Last modified on 13 February 2018 03:22 PM

Internal users are users that are defined in the PaperCut system outside of the network user directory source (e.g. Active Directory, LDAP, etc.). PaperCut also has the ability to define internal user groups - again these are groups internal to the PaperCut system. Internal groups are also called “additional groups” as they are usually defined/used in addition to the groups already provided by your domain/directory. Additional groups are defined in a text file and may be composed of members who exist either in the domain or are PaperCut internal users. See the comments in the text file located here for more information (open in a text editor):


Note: If you are editing the additional-groups.txt.tmpl file, remember to save it as additional-groups.txt then restart the PaperCut Application Server service. Then log into the PaperCut Admin console, go to the Groups tab and click on the “Add/Remove groups” button to find your new groups.

In the additional-groups.txt file, you’ll need to have a username associated with the group for it to show under the Groups tab in the PaperCut Admin console.

PaperCut will read this file when it detects a change has been made and then caches the contents in memory.

One of the main use cases of using additional/extra groups in this file is to supplement groups in the user directory. In large education environments, getting new groups defined in a central directory server can be difficult - need to convince the central administrator that the group is required and should be maintained. This method allows groups to be created by say a department admin without the need to have admin-level access to the central LDAP/AD server.

Some additional discussion can be found in the manual here.