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ldap authentication using telephoneNumber field

I manage a fleet of apeosport copiers of varying models across a number of sites where we are hoping to be able to authenticate our users on the devices for photocopying using a number from the telephoneNumber field (Or another field containing a number) in our active directory. Is it possible to do this on the recent apeosport copiers that support ldap ? I was able to put my ldap settings in and do a basic lookup for a username ok but once I change the settings around cant get it working with a telephoneNumber field or any other field instead. Our goal is lock photocopying and require our users to put a number in that is coming from active directory centrally so we dont have to manually put codes on all our devices. Any help is greatly appreciated

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Re: ldap authentication using telephoneNumber field

That can't be done, and it would be a terrible idea security wise.

A persons phone number is not an authentication method, usernames and passwords are secure, easily available public information is not. You could call Fuji-Xerox and ask them to do a FER (Feature Enhancement Request) but I can't imagine them doing it for free since it isn't a saleable feature to make a device much less secure.

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Re: ldap authentication using telephoneNumber field

indeed, cant be done default, you need extra software todo it, let the machine authenticate with an AD compatible software

 

we always use papercut mf for it, we can remap the username field, to any other field you like

even passwords field can be remapped

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Re: ldap authentication using telephoneNumber field

So the accepted practice that peiple are doing then to manually put codes onto the copiers ? In my example here I have 45 devices and will need to put over 100 id codes on each one. All we want to achieve is tracking a user individually but I dont want to be having to put the new id codes on each copiers as staff come and go and wanted to pull it from AD somehow to take out all the manual labour

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Re: ldap authentication using telephoneNumber field

Large scale operations typically use Equitrac, Equitrac Office or PrintSafe , Papercut or any other 3rd party software.for authentication, and the so inclined add swipe cards so no typing is needed at all.

 

As far as I know, there are no printers with built in customizable LDAP authentication from any of the manufacturers, which is why there are so many cross compatible 3rd party devices/software and lately, EIP platforms that can be accessed to bring the system to the device interface.

 

 

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