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IPP Printing (Mac printing)

IPP Printing (Mac printing)

PrinterOn provides a secure way for users to print on or off the corporate network using the native print functionality of macOS. PrinterOn allows your users to print from mac securely without installing drivers and without a difficult setup or complicated configuration. Each edition of the PrinterOn solution is compatible with Mac desktop and laptops and allow for remote, wireless printing.

IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) is the native protocol used by the macOS platform. PrinterOn supports IPP printing from any Mac. Just like adding any printer using an IP address, PrinterOn-enabled printers are added much the same way by selecting a server IP address and entering the name or number of the PrinterOn printer.

Benefits of IPP printing with PrinterOn

  • Print from macOS whether on or off the corporate network.
  • PrinterOn supports macOS user authentication against LDAP or Active Directory.
  • PrinterOn integrates with your print management solution so all IPP printing is accounted for and tracked.
  • Centralized driver management eliminates driver support for individual workstations.

IPP Printing (Mac printing)

IPP Internet Printing Protocol is the native print protocol used by the Mac operating system. Setting up a PrinterOn-enabled printer on a Mac is just like any other printer.

Nothing changes when IPP printing with PrinterOn. All print windows are the same so users do not have to change the way they are used to printing.

Mac printing with authentication

PrinterOn supports standard macOS authentication. When IPP printing to an authenticated PrinterOn printer, the authentication window pops up just as with any other printer. No changes, no workarounds, no user training.

Native iOS printing

PrinterOn Enterprise provides a secure way for users to print on or off the trusted corporate network using the native print functionality of iOS devices, with or without Apple Bonjour service discovery protocol. With the Print Delivery Gateway (PDG) installed in the deployment configuration, PrinterOn integrates the native iOS print authentication with LDAP/AD or OpenID Connect-compatible identity management solutions, role-based access control, and guest printing rules to inform the iOS devices how and where to find printers on a network.

While some deployments may be well suited to using Apple’s Bonjour in many cases Bonjour is not a viable option for administrators to connect users to printers, even in simple network configurations. There are basic limitations of Bonjour that come into play in environments with large user and/or printer counts, and/or complex networks. The end result in many situations is an unmanageable deployment.

To provide the ability to print from an iOS device without Bonjour, you need to “push” printer profiles to an iOS device using any supported MDM/MAM service or Apple’s own configuration tools.