PaperCut Blog

Secure LDAP: powerfully simple user syncing for G Suite/Cloud Identity

As a freshly-inducted Google Premier Partner, we’ve taken our collaborative efforts to new heights.

It’s why you’ll see a lot of PaperCut/Google integration goodness coming your way really soon.

The first cab off the rank? Google’s new solution for G Suite/Cloud Identity user syncing and authentication, secure LDAP – coming soon to PaperCut 18.3.

Chatting with the CEO about customer-championing choice

I recently explored how PaperCut provides choice at a solution level. Everything from endless brand/device combinations, to having your network on the premises, or in the cloud.

But I also wanted to look at choice through a more values-focused lens – and who better to do that with than our CEO Chris himself! Read on for a choice chat.

How we provide supreme choice and flexibility for your printing

On the premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both; one device, one hundred, or one thousand… We’ll slot in beautifully no matter how you choose to set up your network.

Join me as I look at how PaperCut goes above and beyond in giving customers unbeatable flexibility, and future-proofing choice.

How failure mode keeps you printing and winning

Picture this: a customer has a PaperCut App Server in their data center; each computer has Direct Print Monitor installed; and the local water company has a date first thing Monday to drill clean through the data center link.

… That hurt to type out. Surely no link means no printing, right? Well, not with failure mode doing its thing. Find out how!

The ultimate guide to High Availability methods for Microsoft SQL Server

High Availability is incredibly important for maximizing uptime in any print infrastructure using Microsoft SQL Server.

But if a customer wants to go beyond mere implementation, and figure out which High Availability method is truly the best for their business, the process can be a doozy.

So let’s clear things up a bit!

The n00b’s guide to Docker

Like most geeks on the planet, many of us here at PaperCut have been getting up to speed on Docker (the Open Source containerization platform) over the last few months and years.

Remembering the difficulties and the questions I had back then, I’ve created a short one hour talk to get people bootstrapped into Docker.

Decoupling external system integrations with Google Pub/Sub

We started using Google Pub/Sub to synchronize between a legacy operations application and newer tech such as Salesforce. Along the way, we encountered quite a few challenges and not everything went according to plan.

In this post, I want to take a look back and share what we’ve learnt so far.

How to test Univention on a virtual machine

I recently installed and tested out PaperCut NG on the easy-to-use Univention Corporate Server (UCS).

Tl;dr? It was a breeze. But what about getting the server itself up and running?

Join me as I walk through creating a PaperCut-ready UCS test environment on a virtual machine.

Two tales why health monitoring is scarily important

Take it from a support manager who’s seen some grisly stuff: when it comes to protecting your print infrastructure, implementing health monitoring should be your top priority.

Sceptical? These chilling tales should scare some sense into you.

*wolves howl, printers jam in the distance*

Google Cloud Dataflow to the rescue for data migration

Our team has been using Google Cloud Datastore extensively as a part of our PaperCut Views product. We have found ourselves needing to migrate data from Datastore to BigQuery periodically so we can analyse them better. Unfortunately, the process of migrating this data is quite painful, as it requires manually exporting and importing the data. […]

Using KVM to securely host servers in a DMZ

We host a number of web services and applications on the servers here in the PaperCut office. We’ve always planned on hosting these on an isolated server inside a demilitarized zone (DMZ) to ensure public applications are isolated from internal servers. This usually requires separate dedicated servers, however with the recent growth in virtualization technology, […]

Apache Derby

The Dev. Team here at PaperCut recently did a presentation about Apache Derby at the Australian Java User’s Group (AJUG) meeting in Melbourne. Apache Derby is the default database option supplied with PaperCut. Even thought we offer a choice of MS SQL Server, Oracle and Postgres within PaperCut, we find that 90% of our 10,000+ […]

Jetty – the web server that powers PaperCut

The other day I sent a quick email to the Jetty HTTP Server development team thanking them for all their hard work. We struck up a bit of a conversation and they wanted to know more about how we’re using Jetty in PaperCut and asked us if we’d like to write up a short Case […]

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