Uniprint 9.1 Release Notes Summary (All Updates)

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    This document provides a summary of all Release Notes for Uniprint 9.1 Service Packs. Uniprint updates are cumulative; improvements and fixes in previous update versions are included in subsequent updates.

     

    Pharos Administrator

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    The following lists the changes to the Pharos Administrator for Service Pack 1:

    • Added the Expiry Date property to Grants in the Charging > Third Party Charging > Charging Models context. If an expiry date is specified in this setting, after that date the Grant will be automatically disabled. If no date is provided, the Grant will continue to work as before (i.e. The Grant stops working when the Grant Budget is depleted).
    • Added a new option called Attempt SSO logon immediately in the System > System Settings > Print Center context. When this setting is enabled, a user who is not already authenticated is automatically redirected to the SSO authentication site. If not enabled, the user is shown the Print Center login page before being redirected to the SSO authentication site.
    • A new setting called Use FQDN for Service Provider Entity ID has been added in the System Settings context. This setting determines whether to use the server’s fully qualified domain name entity ID. By default, the Pharos API generates the service provider’s Entity ID using the server’s short name.
    • Added a new permission (called Cost Centers in Print Center) in the Basic Permission View of the Permissions context to manage the cost center assignments for users in Print Center.
    • Addressed the issue of allowing to edit read-only properties using the keyboard on the Pharos Administrator and the Pharos Remote.
    • If both Pharos Administrator and Pharos Remote applications are installed on the same machine, applying the new Administrator package will update the Pharos Remote application as well.
    • The Batch User Load application has been updated to use the standard letter case (e.g., arrears is converted to Arrears) in the billing option, both on inserting and on updating users’ data.

     

    Pharos Print Center

     

    Notes:

    • Print Center updates are cumulative; improvements and fixes in previous update versions are included in subsequent updates.
    • In the case where you have the Print Center web component installed on a separate ARR Web Server, you will need to manually update the Web Server component to complete the update. Copy the Print Center MSI installer from the Pharos\Bin folder on the Pharos API server to the Pharos\Bin folder on the ARR server and run the MSI there.

    Print Center API and Web Services 4.0.2

    The following lists bug fixes and new features introduced in Print Center 4.0.2.

    • The Google Cloud Print feature introduced in Print Center 4.0 requires that user accounts must be in the Pharos database and have an associated Google email address to identify the cloud jobs. This update includes the new self-registration feature for Google Cloud Print. If self-registration is enabled, when a user submits a document to print via Google Cloud Print, and the user's email address is not in the Pharos Database, the user receives an email to self-register. For more details, please refer to TechNote: Google Cloud Print.
    • Addressed an issue in the Admin > Users tab and the Custom Charge create dialog, where filtering user fails to find a user if the username contains special characters (e.g. hyphen).
    • Addressed an issue in the MobilePrint > Email Server tab where the fields are reset to original values every few minutes if not saved.
    • Addressed an issue for CyberSource Payment Gateway users where the Add Funds link fails to load the Payment Gateway UI correctly, preventing a user from entering required information such as the user's credit card details.
    • Bug fixes and improvements in the Theme tab.
    • Addressed an issue where Administrator and possibly Cashier or Proctor level users might see an unnecessary error message when releasing jobs at the PPC Release Station or in the Queued Jobs tab of the PPC.
    • Addressed an issue in which the GCP email registration fails following upgrade from earlier versions, where MobilePrint was already configured for email support.

     

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455) Print Center API and Web Services 4.4.3

    • By default, the Pharos API generates the Single Sign-on Entity ID of the service provider using the short name of the server. This update adds a new option in the System Settings > Print Center context of Pharos Administrator to use the server's fully qualified domain name.
    • Adds the ability to configure the SSO logon to automatically redirect the user to the SSO authentication site if not already authenticated. This feature is controlled by the new settingAttempt SSO logon immediately in the System Settings > Print Center context in Pharos Administrator.
    • The Theme > Visibility tab includes a new option to hide/show the version number of Print Center on the logon screen.
    • The Theme > Text tab includes a new section called Release Station Messages, which allows you to customize Logon and Card Swipe messages for the Pharos Station: Print Center mode. Additionally, you can change the font color of the Logon Message in the new section called Release Station Logon in the Theme > Colors tab.
    • The Admin > Users tab includes the new Cost Centers button, which allows users with the appropriate privileges to manage a user's Cost Center assignments.
    • When using the Pharos Station: Print Center mode, sometimes the print documents are not listed intermittently. This update resolves this issue.
    • Additional support for TLS 1.2 has been added for 'Add Funds' Credit Card Gateway providers.

     

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455) Print Center API and Web Services 4.4.4

    Addressed an issue in 4.4.3 where the Pharos API Service was unable to start after upgrading to Service Pack 1 when the database name is not *pharos*. Systems already successfully updated to 4.4.3 as part of Service Pack 1 need not have this update applied.

     

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455) Print Center API and Web Services 4.4.5

    • Previous versions of Pharos Print Center set the paper size of the Google cloud queue to A4 by default, with no way of changing this default. This update changes the default paper size to Letter and provides an option to change it. The Admin > Google Cloud Print tab now includes a section to configure Print Queue Settings. For more information, please refer to the TechNote Google Cloud Print document.
    • The Pharos Google Cloud Print Connector service could experience high CPU usage when the connection to Google Cloud Print was aborted. This update resolves that issue.
    • The Shibboleth Identity attribute configured in Pharos Administrator provides three aliases for commonly-used OIDs. This caused some confusion when configuring attributes using those alias names literally. This update adds the ability to enclose names in double quotes to avoid having them treated as aliases. For example, if your SSO system returns an attribute literally called 'uid', you can configure this in the Pharos Administrator by entering "uid"(including quotes).

     

    For more details, please refer to the Pharos Print Center 4.4 Guide for more information.

     

    Print Service

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    The Print Service includes the following fixes to Third Party Charging

    • When using different costing for cost centers and user accounts, print jobs listed at EDI Terminals could sometimes show a cost center cost rather than the user's personal cost. This Service Pack resolves this issue.
    • When using the Pharos Station: Print Center mode, with differential costing for cost center jobs, the Pharos Station now shows an updated cost when switching between cost center and personal account charging.

    Database Schema

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    • Fixed a performance issue in the SQL stored procedure for handling cost centers at terminals.
    • Improved error message handling in the SQL stored procedure for incorrect configuration in PayPal.
    • Permission related tables are updated with new records to support the new function Cost Center permissions in the Print Center application.

     

    Database Service

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    Supports the database schema changes in Uniprint 9.1 SP1.

     

    Secure Release Service

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    Robustness improvements in the case of corrupt jobstore database files and when restarting the service in offline conditions.

     

    Updater Service

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    Standard Updater Service updates.

     

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 456)

    Addressed an issue where the Updater Service log file (packageDiscovery.log) continues to grow. With this update the log file is now limited in size and is created in **\ProgramData\PharosSystems\UpdaterService\Packages** folder, and the previous log file under **C:\Windows\SysWoW64** is deleted.