Routing Rules

A Routing Rule defines the conditions under which a network print or desktop print job is intercepted and handled on its way to the device, or under which a copy request is allowed or denied.

Routing rules are useful when you want to create exceptions to the standard handling you set up per device, port, or queue. For example, if you enable secure printing on a queue, but you want to automatically allow jobs through to print for a particular user group, create a print rule to allow jobs associated with users in the group to bypass the secure queue and print immediately. Jobs sent to the queue by a user outside the group are held in the secure queue and must be released, but jobs sent by a group member are sent through to print immediately.

Alternatively, you might want particular color copiers to be accessed by certain users only. You can create a copy rule that allows only a particular group of users to access the copy functions.

All rules must be part of a Rule Set. Within Web System Manager, you can create a Rule Set, then create multiple rules within the set. You can then apply the Rule Set to one or more devices, queues, ports, or control terminals.

This section provides information to determine:

  • the rule types you need to define
  • the attributes to assign to each rule to get the result you want
  • the actions that you can assign to a rule and the result of each action
  • how to apply a Rule Set to a device