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HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP PageWide Enterprise - Configure Advanced settings using the Embedded Web Server (EWS)

Learn about the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) features available on each tab.

Note:

This document applies to HP Enterprise and HP Managed printers running HP FutureSmart firmware version levels 4 and 5.

EWS Tabs

EWS Tabs
Note:

Copy/Print, Scan/Digital Send, and Fax tabs only appear for multi-function printers (MFPs). A Print tab appears for single-function printers (SFPs).

Information tab

Settings available on the Information tab of the EWS.

HP Embedded Web Server Information tab

Menu

Description

Configuration Page

Shows the information found on the configuration page.

Control Panel Snapshot

Shows an image of the current screen on the control panel display.

Device Information

Shows the printer network name, address, and model information. To customize these entries, click the Device Information menu on the General tab.

Device Status

Shows the printer status and shows the estimated life remaining of HP supplies. The page also shows the type and size of paper set for each tray. To change the default settings, click the Change Settings link.

Event Log Page

Shows a list of all printer events and errors. Use the HP Instant Support link (in the Other Links area on all HP Embedded Web Server pages) to connect to a set of dynamic web pages that help solve problems. These pages also show additional services available for the printer.

Event Schedule Summary

The Event Schedule Summary page is used to view a table of all scheduled events.

Job Log

Provides a list of the jobs that have been processed.

Open Source Licenses

Shows a summary of the licenses for open source software programs that can be used with the printer.

Print

Allows the user to send a print-ready file to the printer to be printed.

Printable Reports and Pages

Lists the internal reports and pages for the printer. Select one or more items to print.

Remote Control-Panel

Provides a way to troubleshoot or manage the printer from a browser window on a desktop or laptop.

Supplies Status Page

Shows the status of the supplies for the printer.

Usage Page

Shows a summary of the number of pages the printer has printed, grouped by size, type, and paper print path.

General tab

Settings available on the General tab of the EWS.

HP Embedded Web Server General tab

Menu

Description

Alerts

Set up email alerts for various printer and supplies events.

AutoSend

Configure the printer to send automated emails regarding printer configuration and supplies to specific email addresses.

Back up and Restore

Create a backup file that contains printer and user data. If necessary, use this file to restore data to the printer.

Control Panel Customization

Reorder, show, or hide features on the control-panel display.

Change the default display language and keyboard layouts.

Control Panel Settings App

Shows the Settings app options that are available on the printer control panel.

Date/Time Settings

Set the date and time or synchronize with a network time server.

Device Information

Name the printer and assign an asset number to it. Enter the name of the primary contact who will receive information about the printer.

Edit Other Links

Add or customize a link to another website. This link displays in the footer area on all HP Embedded Web Server pages.

Energy Settings

Set or edit a wake time, sleep time, and sleep delay for the printer. Set a different schedule for each day of the week and for holidays.

Set which interactions with the printer cause it to wake from sleep mode.

Firmware Upgrade

Download and install printer firmware upgrade files.

General Settings

Configure how the printer recovers from jams and other general printer settings.

Import/Export

Use this feature to export files that can be used to configure other devices. Select which settings, contacts, or user accounts to include in the export. The files can be imported to other devices including those with different capabilities. Any imported settings that are not available on the target device will be ignored.

Job Statistics Settings

Provides connection information about third-party job-statistics services, or enables local serverless device job accounting.

Language

Set the language in which to display the HP Embedded Web Server information.

Ordering Information

Enter information about ordering replacement toner cartridges. This information displays on the supplies status page.

Quick Sets

Configure jobs that are available in the Quick Sets area of the Home screen on the printer control panel.

Quota Settings

Provides connection information about third-party job-quota services, or enables local device quota service.

License Management

Use this menu to configure the engine speed with the LPD license.

Reset Factory Settings

Restore printer settings to the factory defaults.

Solution Installer

Install or remove third-party software packages that extend or modify the functionality of the printer.

Other Links list

Configure which links display in the footer of the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) by using the Edit Other Links menu on the General tab.

Note:

The following list includes the default links in the EWS.

HP Embedded Web Server Other Links list

Menu

Description

HP Instant Support

Connect to the HP website to find solutions to printer problems.

Product Support

Connect to the support site for the printer to search for help on various topics.

Shop for Supplies

Connect to the HP website for information on purchasing original HP supplies, such as cartridges and paper.

Copy/Print tab

Settings available on the Copy/Print tab of the EWS.

HP Embedded Web Server Copy/Print tab

Menu

Description

Copy Settings

Configure the default options and Quick Sets for copy jobs.

Note:

If job-specific copy setting options are not set from the control panel at the start of a job, the default settings will be used for the job.

Default Print Options

Configure the default options for print jobs.

Expert Copy

Enable or disable Expert Copy and set the initial copy view.

The Expert Copy feature is available only on some HP MFPs with larger control panels, and is available in FutureSmart 4 firmware 24.7.3 release or later.

Manage Stored Jobs

Enable or disable the ability to store jobs in the printer memory.

Configure job-storage options.

Manage Stapler/Stacker

Configure settings for the stapler/stacker for printers that have this feature.

Manage Trays

Configure settings for paper trays.

PCL and PostScript Settings

Adjust the PCL and PostScript settings for all print jobs, including copy jobs and received faxes.

Print from USB Drive Settings

Enable or disable the Print from USB Drive menu on the control panel.

Print Quality

Configure the print quality settings, including color adjustment, image registration, and allowed paper types.

Restrict Color

(Color printers only)

Permit or restrict color printing and copying.

Specify permissions for individual users or for jobs that are sent from specific software programs.

Scan/Digital Send tab

Settings available on the Scan/Digital Send tab of the EWS.

HP Embedded Web Server Scan/Digital Send tab

Menu

Description

Contacts

Manage contacts including the following options:

  • Add email addresses into the printer one at a time.

  • Import a large list of frequently-used email addresses on to the printer all at once, rather than adding them one at a time.

  • Export contacts from the printer into a .CSV file on the computer to use as a data backup, or import the records onto another HP printer.

  • Edit email addresses that have already been saved in the printer.

Digital Sending Software Setup

Configure settings related to using optional Digital Sending software.

Email Setup

Configure the default email settings for digital sending, including the following:

  • Settings for the outgoing mail (SMTP) server

  • Settings for Email Quick Sets jobs

  • Default message settings, such as the "From" address and the subject line

  • Settings for digital signatures and encryption

  • Settings for email notifications

  • Default scan settings for email jobs

  • Default file settings for email jobs

Email and Scan to Network Folder Quick Setup Wizards

Configure the printer to send scanned images as email attachments.

Configure the printer to save scanned images to network-folder Quick Sets. Quick Sets provide easy access to files saved on the network.

Preferences

Manage general scanning settings.

Scan+ Setup

Scan+ is a unified scan app that offers scanning to multiple destinations in a single job. Scan+ provides access to favorites, recently used destinations, Auto Sense features, PDF Quality and File Size presets, and scan shortcuts to increase productivity.

Scan to Network Folder

Configure the network folder settings for digital sending, including the following:

  • Settings for Quick Sets jobs saved in a network folder

  • Settings for notifications

  • Default scan settings for jobs saved in a network folder

  • Default file settings for jobs saved in a network folder

Scan to SharePoint®

Configure the SharePoint settings for digital sending, including the following:

  • Settings for Quick Sets jobs saved in a document library on the SharePoint site

  • Default settings for jobs saved in a document library on the SharePoint site

Scan to USB Drive

Configure the USB settings for digital sending, including the following:

  • Settings for Quick Sets jobs saved on a USB flash drive

  • Settings for notifications

  • Default scan settings for jobs saved on a USB flash drive

  • Default file settings for jobs saved on a USB flash drive

Stamp

Select and configure content to be applied in up to six positions on the copy page.

Watermarks

Use this feature to add a watermark to the document.

Fax tab

Settings available on the Fax tab of the EWS.

HP Embedded Web Server Fax tab

Menu

Description

Fax Activity Log

Contains a list of the faxes that have been sent from or received by this printer.

Fax Receive Setup

Configure default print options for incoming faxes, and set up a fax printing schedule.

Fax Send Setup

Configure settings for sending faxes, including the following:

  • Default settings for outgoing faxes

  • Settings for fax Quick Sets jobs

  • Settings for notifications

  • Default setting for sending faxes using the internal fax modem

  • Settings for using a LAN fax service

  • Settings for using an Internet fax service

Fax Speed Dials

Manage speed dials, including the following:

  • Import .CSV files containing email addresses, fax numbers, or user records, so that they can be accessed on this printer.

  • Export email, fax, or user records from the printer into a file on the computer to use as a data backup, or import the records onto another HP printer.

Fax Archive and Forwarding

Enable or disable fax archiving and fax forwarding, and configure basic settings for each:

  • Fax archiving is a method to send a copy of all incoming and outgoing faxes to an email address, a network folder, or an FTP server.

  • Fax forwarding is a method to forward incoming faxes to a different fax device.

Stamp

Select and configure content to be applied in up to six positions on the copy page.

Watermarks

Use this feature to add a watermark to the document.

Supplies tab

Settings available on the Supplies tab of the EWS.

HP Embedded Web Server Supplies tab

Menu

Description

Consumables Access Control

Use this feature to lock toner cartridges into the product to help prevent early replacement. Each cartridge will automatically unlock when it reaches the replacement threshold or encounters an error. Signing in with Admin or Service credentials will also unlock all cartridges for the duration of the session.

Manage Supplies

Configure how the printer reacts when supplies reach a Very Low state.

Troubleshooting tab

Settings available on the Troubleshooting tab of the EWS.

HP Embedded Web Server Troubleshooting tab

Menu

Description

Calibration/Cleaning

(Color LaserJet printers only)

Enable the automatic cleaning feature, create and print the cleaning page, and select an option to calibrate the printer immediately.

Diagnostic Data

Note:

This option is available only if an administrator password is set from the Security tab.

Export printer information to a file that can be useful for HP technical support to use for detailed problem analysis.

Firmware Upgrade

Download and install printer firmware upgrade files.

General Troubleshooting

Use the following options as appropriate:

  • Reports and Tests area: Select and print several types of reports and tests. Some reports can be viewed in the Embedded Web Server by clicking the View button.

  • Fax Tools area: Configure settings for fax troubleshooting. (MFP and Digital Sender products with HP analog fax accessory only)

  • OXPd Troubleshooting area: Enable or disable the Allow a Non-Secure Connection for Web Services option

  • Auto Recovery area: Enable or disable the Enable Auto Recovery option, which allows the printer to auto recover from errors that might require the power to be turned off and on (for example, a 49 error).

Online Help

Link to HP cloud-based online help to assist in troubleshooting printing issues.

Reset Factory Settings

Restore printer settings to factory defaults.

Schedule Restart

Scheduled Restart allows users to set a time and frequency for when to restart the product.

Security tab

Settings available on the Security tab of the EWS.

HP Embedded Web Server Security tab

Menu

Description

Access Control

Configure access to printer functions for specific individuals or groups, and select the method individuals use to sign in to the printer.

Account Policy

Configure for local administrator and remote configuration the password lockout and password complexity settings.

Certificate Management

Install, manage, and validate security certificates for access to the printer and the network.

Email Domain Restriction

If email functionality is enabled, administrators can limit the email addresses to which the printer can send messages.

General Security

Settings for general security, including the following options:

  • Configure an administrator password to restrict access to certain features on the printer.

  • Set a custom device Service Access Code.

  • Set the Remote Configuration Password.

  • Set Embedded Web Server Options.

  • Enable WebScan Auto Capture Jobs.

  • Set PJL password and enable access commands.

  • Enable PostScript operations.

  • Set file system access and firmware upgrade security.

  • Enable Bluetooth Low Energy settings.

  • Enable or disable the Host USB port on the control panel or the USB connectivity port on the formatter for printing directly from a computer.

  • Set enabled SMB versions for the printer.

  • View the status of all security settings.

Manage Remote Apps

Manage or whitelist remote apps by importing or deleting certificates that allow devices to use this product.

Protect Stored Data

Configure and manage the internal storage for the printer.

Configure settings for jobs that are stored on the printer internal storage.

Security Log

Retrieve security event log data, and export security event log data to a file that can be used for detailed problem analysis.

Self Test

Verify that the security functions are running according to expected system parameters.

Web Service Security

Allow resources on this printer to be accessed by web pages from different domains. If no sites are added to the list, then all sites are trusted.

HP Web Services tab

Settings available on the HP Web Services tab of the EWS.

Use the HP Web Services tab to configure and enable HP Web Services for this printer. HP Web Services must be enabled to use the HP ePrint feature.

HP Embedded Web Server HP Web Services tab

Menu

Description

HP JetAdvantage

Access solutions that extend the capabilities of the printer

Smart Cloud Print

Enable Smart Cloud Print, which allows access to web-based apps that extend the capabilities of the printer.

Web Proxy

Configure a proxy server if there are issues enabling HP Web Services or connecting the printer to the Internet.

Web Services Setup

Connect this printer to HP Connected on the web by enabling HP Web Services.

Networking tab

Settings available on the Networking tab of the EWS.

Use the Networking tab to configure and secure network settings for the printer when it is connected to an IP-based network.

Note:

This tab does not display if the printer is connected to other types of networks.

HP Embedded Web Server Networking tab > Configuration settings

Menu

Description

AirPrint

Enable, set up, or disable network printing from Apple-supported printers.

Network Settings

Configure IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, DLC/LLC, and SNMP settings, depending on the print server model.

Other Settings

Configure general printing protocols and services supported by the print server. The available options depend on the print server model, but can include firmware update, LPD queues, USB settings, support information, and refresh rate.

Select Language

Change the language displayed by the HP Embedded Web Server. This page displays if the web pages support multiple languages. Optionally, select supported languages through language-preference settings in the browser.

Select Location

Select a country/region for the printer.

TCP/IP Settings

Configure TCP/IP settings for IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Note:

The configuration options available depend on the print server model.

Wi-Fi Direct

Configure Wi-Fi Direct settings for printers that include embedded Wi-Fi Direct Print and NFC printing or that have a wireless accessory installed.

Note:

The configuration options available depend on the print server model.

Wireless Station

Configure the initial wireless settings.

Note:

The configuration options available depend on the print server model.

HP Embedded Web Server Networking tab > Diagnostics settings

Menu

Description

Configuration Page

View the HP Jetdirect configuration page, which contains status and configuration information.

Network Statistics

Display network statistics that are collected and stored on the HP Jetdirect print server.

Protocol Info

View a list of network-configuration settings on the HP Jetdirect print server for each protocol.

HP Embedded Web Server Networking tab > Security settings

Menu

Description

802.1X Authentication

Configure 802.1X authentication settings on the Jetdirect print server as required for client authentication on the network, and reset the 802.1X authentication settings to factory-default values.

CAUTION:

When changing the 802.1X authentication settings; the printer might lose its connection. To reconnect, it might be necessary to reset the print server to a factory-default state and reinstall the printer.

Announcement Agent

Enable or disable the HP Device Announcement Agent, set the configuration server, and configure mutual authentication using certificates.

Authorization

Control configuration management and use of this printer, including limiting host access to this printer through an Access Control List (ACL) (for selected print servers on IPv4 networks only).

IPsec/Firewall

Enable, configure, and view an IPsec/Firewall policy.

Mgmt. Protocols

Configure and manage security protocols for this printer, including the following:

  • Set the security management level for the HP Embedded Web Server, and control traffic over HTTP and HTTPS.

  • Configure the SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) operation. Enable or disable the SNMP v1/v2c or SNMP v3 agents on the print server.

  • Control access through protocols that may not be secure, such as printing protocols, print services, discovery protocols, name resolution services, and configuration-management protocols.

Secure Communication

Configure Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, select encryption, enable FIPS-140, and enable logging of connectivity for troubleshooting.

Settings

View and restore current security settings to factory-default values.

Configure security settings using the Security Configuration Wizard.

Note:

Do not use the Security Configuration Wizard to configure security settings if using network-management applications, such as HP Web Jetadmin.