Enable storage of pending documents in your secure cloud storage. That way, the user’s computer does not need to be online to release print later and print anywhere documents. However, a Printix Client still needs to be online on the printer’s network to release the documents.

Create storage account

  1. Open a new browser window and sign in to Microsoft Azure (portal.azure.com), using your work account credentials.
  2. Select All Services, scroll to Storage and select Storage accounts.
  3. On the Storage acounts blade, select Create.
  4. In Create a storage account on the Basics tab:
    • In the Project details section:
      • In Subscription select the type of subscription.
      • In Resource group select resource group or select Create new.
    • In the Instance details section:
      • In Storage account name enter the name of the storage account. For example: printixcloudstorage
      • In Region select the data center closest to you. For example: (US) East US
      • In Performance leave it at the default: Standard.
      • In Redundancy select Locally-redudant storage (LRS) to get the lowest-cost option.
  1. Select Next : Advanced.
  2. In Create a storage account on the Advanced tab:
    • In the Security section:
      • Leave Require secure transfer for REST API operations checked.
      • Leave Enable blob public access checked.
      • Leave Enable storage account key access checked.
      • Leave Default to Azure Active Directory authorization in the Azure portal unchecked.
      • In Minimum TLS version leave it on Version 1.2. End of support for TLS 1.0 in Printix products is scheduled before end of 2022.
      • In Permitted scope for copy operations select the scope or leave it on the default From any storage account.
    • In the Data Lake Storage Gen2 section:
      • Leave Enable hierarchical namespace unchecked.
    • In the Blob storage section:
      • In Access tier select Hot.
    • In the Azure Files section:
      • Leave Enable large file shares unchecked.
  1. Select Next : Networking.
  2. In Create a storage account on the Networking tab:
    • In the Network connectivity section:
      • In Network access select Enable public access from all networks. Both Printix Cloud and computers with Printix Client (even when on public network) must be allowed to acces the blob storage.
    • In the Network routing section:
      • In Routing preference select Microsoft network routing.
  1. Select Next : Data protection.
  2. In Create a storage account on the Data protection tab:
    • In the Recovery section:
      • Leave Enable point-in-time restore for containers unchecked.
      • Uncheck Enable soft delete for blobs.
      • Uncheck Enable soft delete for containers.
      • Uncheck Enable soft delete for file shares.
    • In the Tracking section:
      • Leave Enable versioning for blobs unchecked.
      • Leave Enable blob change feed unchecked.
    • In the Access control section:
      • Leave Enable version-level immutability support unchecked.
  1. Select Next : Encryption.
  2. In Create a storage account on the Encryption tab:
    • In Encryption type select Microsoft-managed keys (MMK).
    • In Enable support for customer-managed keys leave the selection on All service typesd (blobs, files, tables, and queues).
    • Leave Enable infrastructure encryption unchecked.
  1. Select Next : Tags.
  2. In Create a storage account on the Tags tab:
    • Optionally create tags for the resource.
  1. Select Next : Review.
  2. In Create storage account on the Review tab:
    • Review the settings.
  1. Select Create. It may take a couple of minutes to create the account.

Get the key

  1. In Microsoft Azure, select All Services, scroll to Storage and select Storage accounts.
  2. Select the storage account you created (Example: printixcloudstorage).
  3. On the storage account blade select Access keys to see the access keys for the selected storage account.
  4. Copy the Key 1 value as you need to paste the value in step 26.

Add Azure Blob Storage

  1. Select Menu , Settings
  2. Select the Cloud storage tab.
  3. Select Azure Blob Storage.
  4. In Name enter the storage account name you entered in step 4 (Example: printixcloudstorage).
  5. In Key paste the Key 1 value you copied in step 21.
  6. Select Add cloud storage.
  7. Optionally check type of pending documents you want to store.

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