Applying a Security Policy

Canon multifunction machines and printers have a security policy function for collectively configuring and managing multiple security settings according to a policy.
You cannot edit the security policy with the machine, but you can apply a security policy that has been edited with another device or device management software.

Applying a Security Policy to the Machine

You can import a security policy exported from another device or the device management software to the machine and apply it.
* To export a security policy from an imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series model and apply it to the machine, use the device management software.
Import the security policy using Remote UI from a computer. You cannot use the operation panel to import it.
Administrator privileges are required. When a security policy is imported, the machine restarts automatically.
Do not turn OFF the machine until the import is complete.
It may take a few minutes until the process is completed. Turning OFF the machine during processing may cause data corruption or damage the machine.
Do not operate the machine during import.
Before import, check that the machine is not printing or performing other operations.
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Log in to Remote UI in System Manager Mode. Starting Remote UI
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On the Portal page of Remote UI, click [Settings/Registration]. Portal Page of Remote UI
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Click [Data Management] [Import].
The [Import] screen is displayed.
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Click [Browse] in [File Path], and specify the file to be imported.
Import the device configuration information file (*.dcm).
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In [Decryption Password], enter the password set at export.
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Select the [Settings/Registration] checkbox in [Select Item to Import].
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Click [Start Importing] [OK].
The security policy is imported to the machine.
When the import is complete, the machine restarts automatically.
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Click [OK].
Exporting a Security Policy
You can export the security policy applied to the machine and apply it to another device (Canon device that supports security policy setting). Importing and Exporting the Address Book and Settings
* To export a security policy from the machine and apply it to an imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series model, use the device management software.
Applying a Password-protected Security Policy
When applying a security policy that is protected with a password from another device to the machine, the same password is set for the security policy on the machine. Thereafter, you can only import a security policy with the same password.
* The security policy exported from the machine is also set with the same password.

Checking the Security Policy Applied to the Machine

You can check the security policy items and their usage.
Check the security policy using Remote UI from a computer. You cannot use the operation panel to check this information.
Administrator privileges are required.
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Log in to Remote UI in System Manager Mode. Starting Remote UI
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On the Portal page of Remote UI, click [Settings/Registration]. Portal Page of Remote UI
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Click [Security Settings] [Confirm Security Policy].
The [Confirm Security Policy] screen is displayed.
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Check the security policy items and their usage. Security Policy Items
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Log out from Remote UI after viewing the usage.
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