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Reprint with Authentication Metadata

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172947D
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-21

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

This idea proposes annotating reprinted jobs with authentication metadata. On a multifunction device (MFD), a user creates a saved folder to store jobs for later reprint. At the same time an annotation entry for that folder is created that is applied whenever the job is reprinted. The annotation entry can contain references to metadata such as the authenticated user reprinting the job. For-example, the annotation entry "NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION - THIS COPY REGISTERED TO: $USER" could be added to a folder used for saved jobs. Whenever a job from the folder is reprinted, the annotation is applied to output and $USER is replaced with the name of the authenticated user reprinting the job.