Ricoh authentication modes

The following table describes the authentication modes that you can use for a Ricoh ESA device or Ricoh ESA device group.

Mode Description
OM Authentication with Device Access Control

Output Manager manages authentication. Output Manager controls login and logout protocols on the device for the Notable Solutions Unified Client. All device functions such as copying and faxing are made available only after the user logs into the device. Login at the device will be by user name and password credentials or a card used that can be swiped at the device.

Accounting which encompasses the tracking of the number of printing, copying, scanning and faxing jobs is enabled.

Once logged in, the user can toggle between Output Manager and AutoStore if AutoStore has been installed. However, the initial application that will display upon login is controlled by the Default Functionality property.

Configure a device for external authentication provides more information on the OM Authentication with Device Access Control option.

OM Authentication

Output Manager manages authentication. Output Manager controls login and logout protocols on the device for the Ricoh ESA Unified Client only. Other device functions such as copying and faxing are not affected. The user provides user name and password login credentials at the device or swipes a card at the device.

Once logged in, the user can toggle between Output Manager and AutoStore if AutoStore has been installed. The initial application that appears after login is controlled by the Default Functionality property.

Device Authentication

The device manages authentication. The internal authentication component of a device controls login and logout protocols. Output Manager controls access to the Ricoh ESA Unified Client. The user provides user name and password login credentials at the device or swipes a card at the device.

Once logged in, the user can toggle between Output Manager and AutoStore. The initial application that appears after login is controlled by the Default Functionality property.

Configure a device for internal authentication provides more information on the Device Authentication option.

AutoStore Authentication

AutoStore manages authentication.

The Ricoh ESA component in AutoStore supports Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, NetWare, and custom scripting authentication types.

Once logged in, the user can toggle between AutoStore and Output Manager if Output Manager has been installed. The initial application that appears after login is controlled by the Default Functionality property.

To complete AutoStore Authentication, refer to the Ricoh ESA component Help for more information.

External AAA Provider

Adaptable Authentication API (AAA) is a sign-on (SSO) infrastructure used by Ricoh to manage authentication.

Output Manager or AutoStore can control access to the Ricoh ESA Unified Client. If the Enable Print Release and Enable Scan values are True and the Default Functionality value is AutoStore, AutoStore controls access to the Ricoh ESA Unified Client. If the Enable Print Release and Enable Scan values are True and the Default Functionality value is Output Manager, Output Manager controls access to the Ricoh ESA Unified Client.

Users log in at the device with a common access card (CAC). For AutoStore, other options can include third-party applications, such as Equitrac. These applications must be installed prior to using this option.

Once logged in, a user can toggle between AutoStore and Output Manager if both applications have been installed.

CAP

Card Authentication Package (CAP) is a card login product used by Ricoh to manage card authentication.

Output Manager or AutoStore can control access to the Ricoh ESA Unified Client. If the Enable Print Release and Enable Scan values are True and the Default Functionality value is AutoStore, AutoStore controls access to the Ricoh ESA Unified Client. If the Enable Print Release and Enable Scan values are True and the Default Functionality value is Output Manager, Output Manager controls access to the Ricoh ESA Unified Client.

Users log in at the device with CAP. CAP must be installed prior to using this mode of authentication.

Once logged in, the user can toggle between AutoStore and Output Manager if both applications have been installed.

Note: The Output Manager detailed history by device report shows entries for native copy, Output Manager print, and AutoStore scan jobs. The report does not show entries for native scan and fax jobs.