[Cloud] new use case for cloud printing

[Cloud] new use case for cloud printing

[Cloud] new use case for cloud printing

Randy Turner rturner at amalfisystems.com
Fri Aug 17 02:54:43 UTC 2012



Is the output of the cloud WG going to be implementable, or are we keeping things abstract, wherein some actual cloud print provider will essentially "instance" our model and do a concrete implementation ?

R.

On Aug 16, 2012, at 3:05 PM, "larryupthegrove" <larryupthegrove at comcast.net> wrote:

> I think this is a design decision based use case - that the cloud service
> would attempt to retrieve the files by a specific method.  The use case of
> the user wanting to print a file from a service or location could also be
> met by requiring the user to upload the file, or click print on the file in
> Flickr (or other application) and select the cloud provider from the list of
> printers, or add the cloud print provider as a "trusted friend" in Flickr,
> or  .....
> 
> Larry
> 
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> William A Wagner
> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 1:55 PM
> To: 'Randy Turner'; cloud at pwg.org
> Subject: RE: [Cloud] new use case for cloud printing
> 
> The scenario is interesting, but I think the conditions you suggest (Cloud
> or printer needs to authenticate on behalf of Alice to get access to the
> photos, but cannot use Alice's credentials) make this a problem in
> authentication/authorization akin to other cloud service issues rather than
> represent a printing specific issue. I think we discussed a similar case at
> the meeting and decided we would defer to cloud service provider solutions
> such as used in allowing friends to view cloud based photo albums or have
> files shared via Dropbox (send the link/password encrypted??); or revert to
> having Alice pull the photos though her device.
> 
> But even if we do not attempt to define a solution, I agree that this is a
> potentially valid use case that we might list but decline to address.
> 
> Opinions from others in the working group??
> 
> Bill Wagner
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Randy Turner
> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 4:01 PM
> To: cloud at pwg.org
> Subject: [Cloud] new use case for cloud printing
> 
> 
> During the recent F-to-F meeting and re-reading the current cloud use-cases,
> I didn't see a use-case for accessing 3rd-party web site content to print
> "from" - an example being.
> 
> Alice has a photo album stored on Flickr.com.  She wants to print one or
> more of her pictures from her Flickr album on a particular cloud printer.
> This is similar to the print-by-reference case, in that Alice will probably
> specify a URL (URI) to print "from".  However, the cloud service will have
> to authenticate on behalf of Alice to access her photo album (by reference),
> and Alice must not reveal her Flickr authentication credentials to the cloud
> service.
> 
> R.
> 
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