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:

Step 2. Enable Guest printing for Chromebooks

  1. In Task Manager, stop the Mobility Print service.
  2. In Explorer, go to PaperCutMobilityPrint\data\config.
  3. On the Mobility Print server, open the printer.conf.toml file in a text editor.

  4. Underneath and at the same level as the SubnetfilterRule, add the following config keys:

    • GuestPrinting=true
    • GuestPrintingAsUser="your preferred guest user name", for example "GuestChrome".

  5. Save the file.
  6. In Task Manager, restart the Mobility Print service.