How to setup Ricoh Scan to Folder on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

This is a comprehensive tutorial on how to setup Scan to Folder on MAC OS X 10.11 El Capitan for Ricoh Multi-Function Devices.
On Mac OS X El Capitan:
Create a Folder named Scanner inside Macintosh HD and then Drag and drop Folder on Desktop
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Open System Preferences
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And go to sharing
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Now tick File sharing and make sure is says File Sharing: On like follows
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Click on the plus (+) button under Shared Folders
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On the window that pops up navigate to Macintosh HD and select the “Scanner” named folder you have created and click on add
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Under users make sure Administrators and Everyone have read & write access
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Under Computer Name click on the Edit… button
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In the window that pops up change the hostname if needed to give it a more user friendly name. If the hostname is easy to remember and no other computer is using it, then you don’t have to change it. In my case i changed it to Andremac.
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Now click on the Options.. button. On the window that pops up, make sure SMB sharing is ticked and AFP sharing is unticked (disabled) like the image bellow. This makes sure sharing only uses the SMB protocol to communicate.
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Now you have successfully shared a folder on OS X El Capitan! However due to Apple’s SMBX implementation, functionality with Ricoh devices is unavailable. In order to use the scan to folder function, you need to disable “SigningEnabled” and “SigningRequired” on OS X El Capitan. This will reduce security on OS X in order to allow Ricoh MFDs to communicate through SMB.
This will be done using Terminal on OS X. Click on the Launchpad Image icon and click the “Other” folder.
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Click on the “Terminal” Icon
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A terminal window will open like so:
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Copy and paste the following command into terminal:
echo “show com.apple.smb” | scutil
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As you can see the command returned SigningEnabled : FALSE and SigningRequired : TRUE. We need to have both “FALSE” in order for SMB to work with Ricoh MFDs. In order to turn them OFF type in the following commands.
Command 1:
Copy the command bellow and paste it into terminal and press the enter key.
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server.plist SigningRequired -bool FALSE
It should now look like this:
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Type in the OS X user’s password and press enter.
Now type in the next command.
Command 2:
Copy the command bellow and paste it into terminal and press the enter key.
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server.plist SigningEnabled -bool FALSE
Finally type in the final command.
Command 3:
Copy the command bellow and paste it into terminal and press the enter key.
sudo /usr/libexec/smb-sync-preferences
In order to check if you have successfully disabled “SigningEnabled” and “SigningRequired”, Copy and paste the following command into termincal:
echo “show com.apple.smb” | scutil
IT should now look like this:
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IF SigningEnabled” and “SigningRequired” are both displayed as “FALSE” then you have successfully configured SMB on OS X El Capitan.
Close “Terminal”.
Open up Safari and at the top, type in the IP address of your Ricoh MFD. In this case, http://192.168.1.80 and press the “enter” key.
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You should now be redirected to the MFDs Web Image Monitor which would look something like this:
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Click on the Login button at the top right
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Enter “admin” in the login user name and leave the password empty.
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Click the Login button. Hover the cursor over Device Management and click on Address Book.
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A new page will appear which looks like this and click on detailed input.
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Click on Add User
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On the menu which has appeared type in a name and Key display like show in bellow. These should be the same. In this case well chose “Andremac”.
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Now under Authentication information, select the “Specify Other Auth. Info bellow” radio button next to Folder Authentication as shown on the image bellow.
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On the Login user name under Folder Authentication type in the username. In this case “tsiakkastel”. This should correspond to the username of your user on OS X.
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Then click the “Change” button located under the Folder Authentication in order to add your password.
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Type in the password for the OS X account used twice and click the “OK” button.
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Now scroll at the bottom of the page. Under the folder section find the path box and Type in the path for the shared folder you created on OS X. It can be either typed using the Mac’s IP address if it is ONLY set to STATIC, or using the hostname we changed earlier. In this case either \\192.168.1.180\scans OR \\andremac\scans. Any of these should work. If you want to be sure you are pointing at the correct location i would propose you should use the IP address network path but if you choose that way make sure you have set a static ip address. I will not demonstrate how to set a static IP address on OS X as it is outside of this tutorial’s scope.
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Click on the “OK” button. The user should now appear in the scan to folder option on the MFD’s display.
*Note: make sure the MFD is not printing or copying as saving the user on the machine will fail.
The next and final step is to raise the Client Authentication Level on the Ricoh MFD in order to allow authentication with OS X 10.11 El Capitan using SMB. This step requires telenet.
Open Terminal on OS X.
Type in telenet and the IP address of your MFD. In this case “telnet 192.168.1.80” and press enter
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It should now look like this
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Type in “admin” in login and leave the password blank and press enter
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It should show msh>
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Type “show” and press enter
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Find the Client auth level under the SMB category. It should display Client auth level: 0
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We need to raise the level to 1. Type “smb client auth 1” in terminal and press “enter”.
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In order for “terminal” to close the telnet connection on the MFD and SAVE the changes type in “logout”. Finally type in “yes” and press “enter” key to save the changes.
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Type in telenet and the IP address of your MFD. In this case “telnet 192.168.1.80” and press enter, then type in “admin” in login and leave the password blank and press enter.
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Now type in “show” and press enter. Find the Client auth level under the SMB category. It should display Client auth level: 1.
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Try to scan to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Scan to Folder should now be working fine.
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