When you use Active Directory of Windows Server (NT-compatible domain environment) for user management, you can restrict users of this machine by authentication using NTLM.
Employing the user authentication enables security- and cost-conscious advanced operations such as restricting users from accessing this machine, restricting users from using the functions by user, and managing the usage status of this machine.
When employing the NTLM authentication function, follow the below procedure to configure the settings.
Register your authentication server on this machine. In addition, change the authentication method of this machine so that authentication is performed using the registered authentication server.
Select [User Auth/Account Track] - [External Server Settings] - [External Server Settings] - [Edit] in administrator mode of Web Connection (or in [Utility] - [Administrator] of this machine).
Click [Edit] of [1st Server], and configure the following settings.
[External Server Name]
Enter the name of the authentication server (using up to 32 characters).
[External Server Type]
Select [NTLM v1] or [NTLM v2].
Register server information when NTLM is used as the authentication server.
Click [Edit] of [2nd Server] as needed, and configure the following settings.
[2nd Server Setting]
When using the secondary server, set this option to ON (default: OFF).
[Round Robin function]
When using the round-robin function, set this option to ON (default: OFF).
If you select round-robin function, you can alternately connect the primary and secondary servers to distribute the server load.
Configure a setting to connect to the secondary server when the machine cannot be connected to the primary server (default: [Set Reconnect Interval]). When the round-robin function is enabled, this setting can also be used to connect to the primary server when the machine cannot be connected to the secondary server.
[External Server Type]
Select the type of the authentication server and set required information.
For details, refer to the registration contents of the primary server.
Select [User Auth/Account Track] - [Authentication Type] in administrator mode of Web Connection (or in [Utility] - [Administrator] of this machine), and configure the following settings.
When performing authentication using an external authentication server, select [ON (External Server)] or [ON (MFP + External Server)].
If you want to configure setting so that you can log in to this machine using its authentication function in consideration of an occurrence of some sort of problem on the external authentication server, select [ON (MFP + External Server)].
[Default Authentication Method]
If [User Authentication] is set to [ON (MFP + External Server)], select the preferential authentication method (default: [ON (External Server)]).
[When Number of Jobs Reach Maximum]
Sets the maximum number of sheets that each user can print. Here, select an operation if the number of sheets exceeds the maximum number of sheets that can be printed (default: [Skip Job]).
[External Authentication server setting]
Set server authentication operations.
To check the status of the connection of the primary authentication server and the secondary authentication server, select [User Auth/Account Track] - [Authentication Server Connection status] - [External Server Authentication]. If [Connection Enabled] is displayed, you can connect to both the primary and secondary authentication servers.