PWG November 2017 Face-to-Face Meeting SummaryNovember 9, 2017

The PWG held a "virtual" face-to-face meeting via WebEx teleconferences on November 15-16, 2017. Representatives from HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Apple, Canon, Oki, High North, TIC and TCS attended the meetings. Attendees discussed status of current projects and liaisons with other groups, and reviewed latest drafts of several specifications and white papers under development.

The meeting information and document links are on the November 2017 PWG F2F meeting page.


In the PWG Plenary, we reviewed the state of the PWG, including the results of the PWG officer election, upcoming events, and projects hosted on the PWG GitHub site. We briefly covered the status of each working group, noting that the Imaging Device Security (IDS) working group will hold periodic meetings as part of its new role to review and discuss issues implementing the new HCD Protection Profile and other HCD standards. We noted that there were now 206 printers certified under the IPP Everywhereâ„¢ Self Certification program, and that more were purported to be on the way. We noted a shift in the CUPS Project's license and discussed whether it was appropriate for the PWG to mirror that shift. We discussed our liaison relationships with Trusted Computing Group (TCG), Mobile Platform Workgroup (MPWG),  IETF, Mopria, ISO/IEC JTC1, ISO TC 130 and AMSC. We had an open discussion about new work areas and unaddressed needs.

Imaging Device Security (IDS) Workgroup

In the IDS WG session, we reviewed the NIAP direction implementing the changes to NIST SP800-131A and NIST SP800-56B. We also discussed password requirements in the HCD Protection Profile and in the NIST SP 800-171. Updates to the HCD PP are planned by the HCD TC, and the planned changes were reviewed.

Complete minutes are available here:

Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) Workgroup

In the IPP WG sessions, Ira McDonald presented the latest draft of the IPP System Service specification. Smith Kennedy presented the latest drafts of "IPP Get-User-Printer-Attributes Operation", "IPP Presets" and "IPP Authentication Methods" white papers. IPP Get-User-Printer-Attributes and IPP Presets entered IPP WG Last Call soon after the F2F event.

Future work was also discussed, including enhancements to the PWG's "ippsample" project in its Github site and collaboration on projects with the Linux OpenPrinting team.

Complete minutes are available here:

Next Meeting

The PWG will hold its next face-to-face meeting February 7-8, 2018 via WebEx, hosted by the PWG. Information on upcoming meetings is listed on the PWG Meetings page.