US 9,813,588 B2
Image processing apparatus authentication system and image processing apparatus
Takashi Yoshikawa, Kanagawa (JP); Takuya Inoue, Kanagawa (JP); and Takahiko Uno, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, Tokyo (JP)
Appl. No. 14/916,121
Filed by Takashi Yoshikawa, Kanagawa (JP); Takuya Inoue, Kanagawa (JP); and Takahiko Uno, Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Sep. 2, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/073597
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 2, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/034076, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 12, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-182297 (JP), filed on Sep. 3, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0227072 A1, Aug. 4, 2016
Int. Cl. H04N 1/04 (2006.01); H04N 1/44 (2006.01); B41J 29/00 (2006.01); B41J 29/38 (2006.01); G06F 21/31 (2013.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 1/4413 (2013.01) [B41J 29/00 (2013.01); B41J 29/38 (2013.01); G06F 21/31 (2013.01); H04L 63/083 (2013.01); H04N 1/00 (2013.01); H04N 1/00204 (2013.01); H04N 1/00347 (2013.01); H04N 2201/0031 (2013.01); H04N 2201/0094 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image processing apparatus authentication system comprising:
a plurality of image processing apparatuses connected to one another via a network, each of the image processing apparatuses including:
processing circuitry configured to
receive user identification information;
store, at a memory, authentication information that includes user identification information that is necessary for authentication on the received user identification information; and
perform the authentication on the received user identification information, based on the stored authentication information, wherein
one of the image processing apparatuses serves as a master device and the other image processing apparatuses serve as local devices,
the master device and all of the local devices are able to communicate with one another,
the memory of the master device stores, as master authentication information, authentication information that includes user identification information that is necessary for the authentication on the received user identification information on each of users who are able to use the image processing apparatuses, for each of the image processing apparatuses,
the processing circuitry of the master device is further configured to:
edit the master authentication information; and
when authentication information corresponding to authentication information stored on the local device is edited in the master authentication information, transmit the edited authentication information to the local device, and
the processing circuitry of each of the local devices is further configured to:
receive the edited authentication information from the master device; and
perform an update of the authentication information stored in the memory of the local device with the received authentication information received,
wherein the plurality of image processing apparatuses are a plurality of multi-functional peripherals,
wherein when performing an editing operation on the master authentication information via an operation panel of the image processing apparatus serving as the master device, the processing circuitry of the image processing apparatus serving as the master device:
controls display of a screen for editing the master authentication information on the operation panel after receiving an input of authentication information corresponding to a system administrator; and
receives input of the editing of the master authentication information, and
wherein the input of the authentication information corresponding to the system administrator is received from an external information processing apparatus that is connected to the image processing apparatus serving as the master device, and after the authentication information corresponding to the system administrator is verified, the external information processing apparatus is allowed to access the processing circuitry of the image processing apparatus serving as the master device via a network connection to control editing of the master authentication information.