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Old 05-19-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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Cups Network printer that requires an account id


I can connect to a networked printer with no problem but there is one that requires an "account id" - not the user id. This for department accounting.

On windows workstations I can set this under configuration/accounting/User ID.

My linux test workstation has Debian 7. I've used cups to connect to other printers I just wasn't sure where accounting information goes. I can send a test page over but the printer rejects for 'invalid accounting id'. It appears I somehow have to send this account number to the printer: xerox workstation 4150.

- jamie
 
Old 05-20-2014, 04:15 PM   #2
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I can connect to a networked printer with no problem but there is one that requires an "account id" - not the user id. This for department accounting.

On windows workstations I can set this under configuration/accounting/User ID.

My linux test workstation has Debian 7. I've used cups to connect to other printers I just wasn't sure where accounting information goes. I can send a test page over but the printer rejects for 'invalid accounting id'. It appears I somehow have to send this account number to the printer: xerox workstation 4150.

- jamie
I put your printer's name in a search engine and it seems to me that it's supposed to ship with some sort of "accounting software". Can you be more specific as to what you mean with "configuration/accounting/User ID" on Windows? Is this within a piece of software from Xerox or is this in the generic Windows printer settings area?
In the first case I'd try to find out if there is a linux version for the printer administration software. In the second case try to find this configuration setting in the cups configuration...
In case the cups gui frontend is not installed in your system or in case you do not know how to find it you can always open a webbrowser and access the cups interface under

http://localhost:631

Note you'll probably need the root password to make any changes.
 
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thank you for the response. I should have waited another day to post this question because I was sent a useful suggestion after I posted.

1) <http://www.office.xerox.com/support/dctips/dc09cc0452.pdf> explains the account for the workcenter 4150.
2) I did a search on the xerox site and was able to get a generic ppd file and edit in the accounting section.
Sample from the xerox doc:
*% Generic Accounting
*JCLOpenUI *JCLAccounting/Accounting: PickOne
*OrderDependency: 10.1 JCLSetup *JCLAccounting
*DefaultJCLAccounting: XSADisabled
*JCLAccounting XSADisabled/Disabled: ""
*JCLAccounting XSAUser/XSA User Based Accounting: "@PJL COMMENT OID_ATT_ACCOUNTING_INFORMATION_AVP <22>XRX_USERID,MyAcctID<22>;<0A>"
*JCLAccounting XSAGeneral/XSA General Based Accounting: "@PJL COMMENT OID_ATT_ACCOUNTING_INFORMATION_AVP <22>XRX_USERID,MyUserID<22>;<0A>@PJL COMMENT OID_ATT_ACCOUNTING_INFORMATION_AVP <22>XRX_GENERALACCT,MyGeneralAcctID<22>;<0A>"
*JCLAccounting XSAGroup/XSA Group Based Accounting: "@PJL COMMENT OID_ATT_ACCOUNTING_INFORMATION_AVP <22>XRX_USERID,MyUserID<22>;<0A>@PJL COMMENT OID_ATT_ACCOUNTING_INFORMATION_AVP <22>XRX_GROUPACCT,MyGroupAcctID<22>;<0A>"
*JCLAccounting XNAGroup/XNA Group Based Accounting: "@PJL COMMENT OID_ATT_ACCOUNTING_INFORMATION_AVP <22>XRX_USERID,MyUserID<22>;<0A>@PJL COMMENT OID_ATT_ACCOUNTING_INFORMATION_AVP <22>XRX_ACCTID,MyAcctID<22>;<0A>"
*JCLCloseUI: *JCLAccounting

So far I've got a slow but working printer which is a good start.

Thanks,
jamie
 
Old 05-21-2014, 12:31 PM   #4
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ok, great, glad to hear you made it work...
 
  


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