How to enable the iPrint /ipp page with OES 2018 and iPrint Appliance 3.1

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  • 10-Oct-2017
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Micro Focus iPrint Appliance 3.1
Open Enterprise Server 2018


Starting with the iPrint Appliance 3.1 and OES 2018, the traditional iPrint /ipp page is no longer available.  When going to http://<iPrintServerAddress>/ipp, the iPrint Portal Page is loaded.
Note: the iPrint Portal Page happens to be a secure (https) page.  The traditional /ipp page is not a secure page.

Question:  How can the iPrint Appliance or OES 2018 be configured to
  • load the traditional iPrint /ipp page instead of redirecting to the iPrint Portal page?
  • avoid loading a secure website to install iPrint printers?


  • Open a terminal session to the iPrint server (putty or otherwise).
    • sh /opt/novell/iprintmobile/bin/ --enable
      • Answer y to the Apache restart question.
    • Note: To undo this change, execute this command:
      • sh /opt/novell/iprintmobile/bin/ --disable

Note: If the iPrint service is running on a cluster, the script needs to be run on each node while the iPrint volume is running on the node.

Additional Information

See this video to understand the advantages of the iPrint Portal page.