The Ricoh ProcessDirector base product is made up of the primary server, the user interface, and the information
center. The primary server includes the IBM DB2 database, the PSF print driver, and
other components. The primary computer is the computer that the primary server, along with the rest of the base product
and most features, is installed on.
A workflow defines a set of steps that a job follows through the system. A printing process can contain one or more workflows, depending on the type of processing required and
the configuration of your system.
Step templates are the basic building blocks for processing on the Ricoh ProcessDirector system. A step template contains the code that does a specific action, such as creating or removing a job.
It can also define default job property values. When you add a step to a workflow,
you select a step template to use as the basis for the step.
A credential object specifies the user ID and password required to access an SFTP
server. If multiple input devices or steps access the same SFTP site with the same
credentials, you can specify the user ID and password once in the Credential object
and then select that credential in the step or input device that needs it.
A step resource identifies a file that is used by a workflow step for its processing.
Some step templates allow you to specify a file for the step to use when processing
jobs. Some of these files might be created on your workstation but need to be available
to the workflow when it processes jobs. You can view, retrieve, and replace the file
by editing the step resource object.
A location is an object that you create to represent a geographical or physical location, such
as a name city or a room number in a building. You can also create locations to reflect
limited-access spaces, such as a secure print area where sensitive jobs are produced.
After you create locations, you can use them to restrict access to objects. Many objects
have a Location property, including printers and jobs.