Patent Number: 8,717,612

Title: Control for user management information in image forming apparatus

Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a determining unit configured to determine whether or not the image forming apparatus is in a system operating state of being constructed in such a manner as to supply the paper, on which the first image data is printed, via the output unit to the other image forming apparatus, a unit configured to, in a case where it is determined that the image forming apparatus is in the system operating state by the determining unit, obtain user management information of the other image forming apparatus from the apparatus, a unit configured to combine the obtained user management information of the other image forming apparatus with the user management information stored in the storage unit to generate combination user management information used at the system operating state, and a unit configured to store the generated combination user management information in the storage unit.

Inventors: Nishiyama; Kaori (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06K 15/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018