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PaperCut MF 18.1.1 (Build 43704)
Posted by Apposite Solution Limited on 26 April 2018 10:57 AM

New Features:

  • Scan to Cloud Storage: PaperCut MF's Integrated Scanning solution now provides a secure and effortless way to get documents to the cloud. A growing number of cloud storage providers, including Google Drive, DropBox (personal), OneDrive (Personal), OneDrive for Business, are available in PaperCut MF. It's secure and easy to set up, and seamlessly integrates with the overall PaperCut MF experience.
    Note: Scan to Cloud Storage is available on all Integrated Scanning-enabled devices. However, an active Premium Upgrade Assurance (PUA) subscription is required to use this feature.
  • End-to-end encryption of print jobs: PaperCut MF now supports end-to-end encryption of print jobs from the user's computer to the printer. The link between the print server and printer can now be encrypted using IPPS, and an IPPS printer can be configured as a Find Me destination queue.
  • Azure AD user and group sync: Added support for Azure AD Secure LDAP as a new Sync Source option in the Options > User/Group Sync page, when Azure AD Domain Services is enabled.
  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+: PaperCut MF now supports Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers job tracking, secure print release, and Integrated Scanning, and is now the primary FX embedded solution for all Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-VI (or higher) devices.
  • HP Pro (Fast Release): PaperCut MF now supports HP Pro (Fast Release) devices, offering a simple setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers print tracking (except USB printing) and secure print release.

Enhancements:

  • GDPR print management, data privacy, and security compliance: To assist with with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation "Right to be Forgotten":
    • The Privacy Option ("Remove document information from the Job Log after") to redact potentially sensitive data elements from the Job Logs page, has been enhanced to redact additional attributes of the print jobs (file size, user client details, comments, watermarks, and digital signature). Additionally, the timestamp can also be redacted.
    • The server command "permanently-redact-user-data" has been enhanced to redact the file size, user client details, comments, watermarks, and digital signature of print jobs from the Job Logs page.
  • Job Ticketing:
    • Added a new config key to customize the name of the Print Rooms / FabLabs tab in the User web interface (user.job-ticketing.override-button-display-name).
    • The System Health interface now includes endpoints to monitor the status of Job Ticketing.
      For more information about changes to Job Ticketing, see the Release Notes within the product.
  • Global Print Driver (version 100.1.0): The driver's page output order is now "front to back". **
  • PaperCut MF User web interface: The temporary option to revert to the pre-17.2 User web interface branding is no longer available.
  • Security:
    • When a print server is detected as being offline, the following now occurs:
      • held print jobs (pending release) are now hidden by default until the print server is back online, to prevent them from being automatically released after the outage.
      • print jobs queued for printing (released) are placed back on hold by default, to prevent them from being automatically printed when the print server comes back online.
    • The command line option "CreateSSLKeystore" now has the option to generate and import self-signed certificates that have custom keystore and keystore key passwords.
    • Continuing security improvements on the PaperCut MF Admin and User web interfaces, including cookie security and library dependencies, to reduce vulnerability to scripting attacks.

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Print Archive spool files from being viewed or downloaded (since 18.1.0).
  • User web interface: Internet Explorer 11 in compatibility mode is now forced into a higher document standard to ensure pages are rendered correctly.
  • Fixed an issue to ensure that Low Balance email notifications are triggered for copy and scan jobs.
  • Web Print: Fixed an issue that displayed a JavaScript error in the browser's console when clicking the file "drop zone" in the User web interface.
  • Reports: Fixed an issue to ensure that access to the "User printing - summary" report (Users), the "Group print summary" report (Groups), and the "Account print summary" report (Accounts), is restricted to PaperCut MF Administrators with "Access reports section" enabled (Options > Admin Rights).
  • Site Servers: Fixed an issue that incorrectly caused Site Servers to intermittently switch between online and offline modes.
  • macOS and Linux: Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to log to old rotated log files.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+:
    • PaperCut MF now supports Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers job tracking, secure print release, and Integrated Scanning, and is now the primary FX embedded solution for all Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-VI (or higher) devices.
  • HP Pro (Fast Release):
    • PaperCut MF now supports HP Pro (Fast Release) devices, offering a simple setup that doesn't require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers print tracking (except USB printing) and secure print release.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Added support for tracking and controlling USB print jobs.
    • Added support for Shared Account selection, including the ability to add comments to invoices of Shared Accounts.
    • Added a config key to customize the maximum number of Shared Accounts displayed (ext-device.hp-oxpd.account-list.limit).
    • Added support for the Securakey ET4-AUS-D card reader.
    • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
  • HP (OXP):
    • Simplified the layout of the PaperCut MF Account Selection screens on the device.
    • Added a config key to customize the maximum number of Shared Accounts displayed (ext-device.hp-oxpd.account-list.limit).
    • Added support for the Securakey ET4-AUS-D card reader.
    • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) version 2.1.2*:
    • Fixed an issue on some newer models that incorrectly displayed a blank screen when accessing device functions.
    • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue that displayed an error message (Unable to create scan) when starting a new scan job.
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.4*:
    • Added support for the Bio-Buddy biometric reader.
  • Ricoh (SmartSDK) version 2.1.6*:
    • Fixed an issue that prematurely terminated copy jobs after the Sleep Timer or Auto Logout Timer had elapsed.
    • Integrated Scanning: Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Integrated Scanning to be unavailable.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • V3.x and below: Fixed an issue introduced in 17.3 that could cause the PaperCut MF Home icon and the PaperCut MF Print Release icon to become unavailable when SSL was enabled.
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):
    • Simplified the layout of the PaperCut MF Account Selection screens on the device.
    • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
    • Added a config key to allow or prevent searchable PDFs from being created when using PaperCut MF's Integrated Scanning, based on the device's OCR capabilities (ext-device.toshiba.disable-ocr).
    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly displayed an error when a user with relevant permissions attempted to release a print job of another user (since 17.4.4).
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • 1.5+: Simplified the layout of the PaperCut MF Account Selection screens on the device.
    • 3.0: Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
    • 3.0+: VersaLink and AltaLink devices: Fixed an issue that caused some high resolution Integrated Scanning jobs to fail.

For Integrators:

  • Web Services API: Modified the setUserAccountSelectionAutoChargePersonal method in the Web Services API to enable popup notifications for personal accounts.

Mobility Print:

Other Notes:

  • Windows 2008 (non R2) and 32-bit: As per our End Of Life Policy announcement, the PaperCut MF Application Server can no longer be installed on Windows 2008 (non R2) and 32-bit environments.
  • **Requires an upgrade of the PaperCut Global Print Driver.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • This release includes a database upgrade.