Set up Guest printing for Chromebook users
Guest printing lets Chromebook users print without having to enter network login details. All they need is the Mobility Print Chrome app installed on their Chromebook.
This is great in scenarios like retail store branches, where employees in each branch don't have credentials to log in to the store's network. As long as you don't need to track each individual's printing, and the user doesn't need secure print release, then Guest printing is a convenient and simple solution.
As far as the user is concerned, all they have to do is set up their Chromebook to print from Mobility Print. When required, they print a job as usual, making sure they select the printer that has next to its name. The job prints straight away at the device.
All Chromebook print jobs processed by the Mobility Print server are associated with a single specified Guest user account. You have to create the Guest user account before you enable Guest printing.
Step 1. Create the Guest user account
Choose one of the following methods:
- In the PaperCut NG/MF Admin web interface, go to Options > User/Group Sync.
In the On Demand User Creation section, in When the user do not exist select create the user on demand (default).NOTE
Don't accidentally select do not create the user and allow usage! If you do, printing will work but it won't be tracked.
- Click Apply
- Enable Guest printing.
- In the PaperCut MF Admin web interface, go to Options > User/Group Sync.
- In the Internal User Options area, select the Enable internal users checkbox.
- Click Apply.
- Create an internal user that has the Guest username.
- Select Users. The User List page is displayed.
- In the Actions menu, select Create internal user. The Create Internal User page is displayed.
In the Username field, type the same name that you used in the GuestPrintingAsUser config key.
- In Task Manager, stop the Mobility Print service.
- In Explorer, go to PaperCutMobilityPrint\data\config.
On the Mobility Print server, open the printer.conf.toml file in a text editor.
Underneath and at the same level as the SubnetfilterRule, add the following config keys:
GuestPrintingAsUser="your preferred guest user name", for example "GuestChrome".
- Save the file.
- In Task Manager, restart the Mobility Print service.