Konica Minolta announced three new apps available as free downloads from the Konica Minolta MarketPlace. The apps – IdP Authentication Client, IdP Login for Azure AD and IdP Login for Google – support the growing demand for Cloud Authentication and Single Sign-On (SSO).
SSO allows users to log into their individual applications via a single set of credentials. By using SSO, users no longer need to sign on multiple times
The new apps further enhance the Personalize app with Follow-You Persona Service that Konica Minolta began offering in 2020. Also available through the Konica Minolta MarketPlace, the Personalize app allows users to customize the MFP panel on Konica Minolta i-Series devices according to their individual preferences and have their personal user interface follow them to any supported device on a global scale.
For both Azure and Google environments, users have the ability to log in to the MFP with their username and password or card swipe natively, without the need for an external solution. The Cloud Authentication solution pulls the user’s email address to the MFP, and when using Scan to Email, the user is presented with a “Me” button. When clicked, it adds their email address to the “To” field for access to Scan-to-Me.
To help further secure the print environment, IdP authentication is also supported with the Konica Minolta Universal Print Driver.
The apps also join Konica Minolta’s Universal Print App, a cloud-based app which frees IT administrators from managing on-premise printing assets and print servers. Universal Print is a modern print solution organizations can use to manage their print infrastructure through cloud services from Microsoft. It runs entirely on Microsoft Azure, and when deployed with Universal Print–compatible printers, it does not require any on-premise infrastructure. Konica Minolta’s bizhub i-Series multifunction printers (MFPs) support Universal Print as a Universal Print native printer.
“With the rise of hybrid workplaces and remote work, there’s an increased need for cloud-based print architecture for our customers. These new apps supporting Cloud Authentication and SSO, together with Universal Print technology from Microsoft, allow us to offer an Intelligent Connected Workplace that helps every worker and organization to become more productive,” said Dino Pagliarello, senior vice president, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “Now employees can customize the MFP UI to match their own working behavior and needs and have immediate access to their personalized user interface (UI) wherever they go.”
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