The Output service supports Common Internet File System
(CIFS) printing. A printer administrator must make a printer accessible
to the CIFS protocol. On computers running Windows, this step is
done by sharing the printer or the net share command. On UNIX-like
systems, this step is done by using the Samba server.
If the printer is secured, the printer administrator may provide
the LiveCycle administrator with the user name and password that
are required to print to the printer queue. To access the printer
by using the user name and password, the LiveCycle administrator
must register them by using LiveCycle trust store. The Output service
looks up the user name and password for a given UNC path by using
it and its parent components as the profile name.
Assume that the LiveCycle administrator registers \\print-server.domain.name.com\printer
a profile in the LiveCycle trust store. In this situation, the Output
service searches for the credentials of a printer by looking up
aliases in the Trust Store in the following order:
The Output service sends the print job to the first matching
Note: LiveCycle supports NTLM v2 in CIFS. Kerberos5
is not supported.
Assume that a LiveCycle user invokes the sendToPrinter operation,
passes the printer path as the server name parameter, and leaves
the printer name parameter blank. The required user name and password
values are resolved by using LiveCycle Trust Store profiles.
When using the CIFS protocol, the printer queue is shared as
a resource by a server. To print a file, the following tasks are
The client authenticates itself to the server for the
specific resource (for example, the shared printer queue on server).
After authentication, the print job is sent to the printer.