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Simple access control for an MFP in a public area


I volunteer with a charity and they own an MFP M277DW. This lives in a shared office and is regularly "used" by the other office users. I'm trying to find a simple way to lock down the printer so that other people can't use it to print from but also to stop them from accessing the control panel to change the settings on it! The other day I had to reset the language from Italian back to English - not tricky for me, but most of the charity staff are not that IT savvy!


I suspect we need a two-pronged approach - a simple one so that users can print and scan; and, a more technical one to lock down access to the printer controls from the front panel or the web front end. Any suggestions are more than welcome.



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Simple access control for an MFP in a public area

I am not sure how many of these "enterprise" features HP has included in the PRO series products. The user manual for the 277 does not list any locking abilities. For this type of application the M528 is really the product you want to be using as it offers full enterprise security and access control abilities.  If you look at the embedded web server for the printer you may find some security settings not detailed in the user guide.

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