Managing your network printer securely
To manage your network printer securely, you need to use the management utilities with security protocols.
Secure Management using Web Based Management (web browser)
We recommend to use HTTPS and SNMPv3 protocol for secure management. To use the HTTPS protocol,
the following printer settings are required.
A certificate and private key must be installed in the printer. For how to install a certificate and private key,
see Creating and installing a certificate on page 40.
The HTTPS protocol must be enabled. To enable the HTTPS protocol, enable SSL communication is
used (port 443) from the Advanced Setting page of Web Based Management (Web Server) on the
Configure Protocol page. For information on how to access the Configure Protocol page, see
Configuring the protocol settings on page 33.
• We recommend Microsoft
enabled in whichever browser you use. If a different web browser is used, make sure it is compatible with
HTTP 1.0 and HTTP 1.1. To use a web browser, you will need to know the IP address of the print server.
• We recommend to disable the Telnet, FTP and TFTP protocols. Accessing the machine using these
protocols is not secure. See Configuring the protocol settings on page 33.
Start your web browser.
Type "https://Common Name/" into your browser. (Where "Common Name" is the Common Name
that you assigned for the certificate, such as an IP address. For how to assign a Common Name for the
certificate, see Creating and installing a certificate on page 40.)
https://192.168.1.2/ (if the Common Name is the printer's IP address)
• If you have edited the hosts file on your computer or are using a Domain Name System, you can also
enter the DNS name of the print server.
• For Windows
users, as the print server supports TCP/IP and NetBIOS names, you can also enter the
NetBIOS name of the print server. The NetBIOS name can be seen on the Printer Settings Page. To
learn how to print the Printer Settings Page, see Printing the Printer Settings Page on page 14. The
NetBIOS name assigned is the first 15 characters of the node name and by default it will appear as
"KMNxxxxxxxxxxxx". ("xxxxxxxxxxxx" is your machine's MAC Address / Ethernet Address.)
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