2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2014 12:52 PM by Chris Axtell

    Updating user purses\balances

    Lacy Turner Adventurer

      Students receive a quote each semester. The quotas are applied to the technology grant purse via an automated process. In order to keep our automated process working correctly we need to restrict which purses can\cannot be updated via the Pharos Remote Console. Does anyone know of a way to do this via permissions\management zones?

       

      We are currently running Pharos Uniprint 8.3

        • Re: Updating user purses\balances
          Daniel Johns Tracker

          Unfortunately, setting separate permissions for different purses is not something that any version of Uniprint currently supports.  No such need was ever anticipated; it was assumed that the power to credit and debit user balances (other than through normal charging) would be limited to a set of people who could be trusted to use that power only in accordance with the organization's policies.  Maybe somebody can come up with a way to modify the system to enforce such a restriction, but it isn't obvious to me.

           

          In case anybody thinks of adding a Billing Plug-In to the Pharos Remote Bank, that won't work.  The Pharos Remote application works through this Bank only for logging on.

          • Re: Updating user purses\balances
            Chris Axtell Navigator

            Not sure what your campus environment is like so the following might not be applicable; however, if your campus utilizes a billing system besides Pharos (e.g. Blackboard Transact, etc.) it's possible to use that billing system to manage the print quota thereby nicely preventing the use of Pharos Remote from being a tool that can be utilized to manage adding/removing funds from the purse. This of course has a list of pros/cons associated with it. We've been using this method of years with success.