Group Settings dialog box

A group specifies the forms which will be displayed at the device along with the corresponding repository to be used. Additionally, authentication is enabled on a per-group basis.

To add a group, click Add Groups on the toolbar. To edit an existing group, click the group and click the Edit button. To remove a group, click the group, and click the Remove button.

General tab

Option Description
Name Specify the name of the group. This name does not appear on the MFP display and it is used strictly for identification and configuration purposes.
Associated MFP Addresses Add the MFP devices that will be associated to this group by entering the IP Address or host name of the MFP in the MFP Address list. This list must contain at least one MFP device.
Tip: Using the network name is preferable because the IP address can change if you are using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

Authentication tab

Settings on this tab enable and configure authentication for a group.

Option Description
Requires Authentication Use this check box to require authentication for the group.
Use Global Authentication Settings Select this check box to use the global authentication settings defined for the component. Selecting this check box will make the remaining settings unavailable.
Authentication Type Specifies the authentication method to be used by the component.
  • None — No authentication method will be used.
  • Windows — Uses Windows authentication.
  • Custom Script — The administrator has full control over the prompts presented to the user and validation of user entries.
Domain Specify the name for the default domain to be used to authenticate users when Windows is selected as the Authentication Type.

Do not use the fully qualified Domain Name Server (DNS) domain name. Do not use top level domain qualifiers such as .com, .net or .org. For example, if the user is listed as mydomain/user1 or, then in a User Principal Name (UPN) format, the domain should be "mydomain", not "".

Custom Script The administrator defines prompts that are displayed to the user. An event is sent to the server when a user logs in. The administrator must provide the .NET plug-in DLL that responds to the event.
  • Script File Path — Specifies the path to the VB.NET script that contains the code to authenticate the user. You can click the browse button ( ...) to locate the script file.
  • Edit Script Code — Click this button to open a script editor window with basic script code. For details on the script editor window and the object model used to authenticate users, click the help button in the script editor to open the Ricoh SOP Component Scripting Guide.
Prompts Click this button to open the Authentication Prompts dialog box and configure the prompts that will be displayed to the user. For more information, see Authentication Prompts dialog box.
Use an LDAP Search to retrieve additional user information You can configure an LDAP search to retrieve additional information about the authenticated user, such as their email and full name. To enable this feature, select the Use an LDAP Search to retrieve additional user information check box. Click the Configure button to open the LDAP Lookup Settings dialog box to configure settings for the LDAP server.
Note: When Windows is selected as the Authentication Type, the email address is retrieved automatically as part of the authentication, so an LDAP search is not required if you only need the email address.

For more information, see LDAP Lookup Settings dialog box.