In a Mobile-First Cloud-First world – one of my challenge at the customers is print – on the july the 14. Microsoft’s @Alex_A_Simons release a blog post “21 New SaaS Apps now work with #AzureAD” in that blog post was among other things a very interesting SaaS application Printix – a way to print and update drivers in the cloud and use AzureAD as a user and authentication source.
I started playing around with printix and I’m certain that this a product I will be using at my customers that are running Windows 10 in a clod only environment.
This blogpost is not how to use printix – but how to setup printix with AzureAD and deploy the client with Intune.
First you need to signup to the Printix service at http://printix.net there is a free solution with limit functions and no support – and there is a paid version per user.
Signup by entering your mail:
Then you get an activation mail with a link:
To complete the activation fill out:
- Full name
- Click Activate
Click next to sign in
Now you have the Printix subscription that is required to add the application to AzureAD
Go to the AzureAD portal https://manage.windowsazure.com and Applications
Select “Add an application from the gallery”
Search for Printix and select it
Select Configure single sing-on
Enter the Sign On URL – your Printix tenant name
Download the metadata
The Metadata is used for the federated single sign-on
Now you need to login to the prinix admin web. In my case https://osddeployment.printix.net/admin
Go to the Authentication settings page
Select “Enable Azure/Office 365 authentication”
And click on Azure
Now the is to solutions.
- Send the previous downloaded metadata file to support.printix.net – and within 2 business hours
- Upload the metadata file to a public webside (remember that it need to be a https webside)
If the test is OK – click ok
If not – then you have to find your error
Go back to your AzureAD portal
Select “Confirm …” and Click next
Now the single-sign-on is setup and you can click finish
There is only a few things that is missing at this point.
On of them is who in the AzureAD has access in Printix.
Select Assign accounts
You can select users or groups.
When you have AzureAD Premium you can use groups so that is what I will do.
I select my “All users” dynamic group and click assign
Then you group have access to the application
When you login to the printix admin service with the Office 365 account that has the same mail addresse that you signed up to the service with you will get an “Not authorized”
Then you just have to login the an email
Sign in with the account you have signed up with
Go to users
Find the AzureAD user an select modify
Select System manager and save
Now you can sign in with your AzureAD account and start manage your new cloud print sevice.