Several security mechanisms are built into the printer to limit access to configuration settings, encrypt data, and prevent access to valuable hardware components. In addition, the printer supports security standards and suggested protocols, making it easier to keep it safe, protect vital information on your network, and monitor and maintain it.
The EWS includes a security log that allows users to view device-generated syslog event data. All generated syslog event messages are saved in the EWS Security Log, exported from the device's EWS Security page.
Set the EWS admin password to secure the printer, according to HP. Anyone with access to the printer can configure any configuration and find anything about your network if the password is not set.
Some tabs, pages, and options are viewable only when an administrator password is configured. For additional information about assigning an administrator password, check the General Security page on the Security tab.
To prevent unauthorized users from changing the printer settings, assign an administrator password to the printer and the HP Embedded Web Server.
To open the EWS, insert the IP address or hostname of the printer in the address line of your web browser.
Click the Sign In button on the EWS Home page's top right corner, and then input the Administrator credentials as follows:
Press and hold the Wireless and Cancel buttons on the printer's control panel for three seconds. After that, set a new password for the EWS page by following the instructions below:
Open a web browser and, in the address field, type the printer IP address exactly as it appears on the Configuration Page, then click Enter.
Set the local administrator password under General Security on the Security tab.