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JP4846854B2
JP4846854B2 JP2010032664A JP2010032664A JP4846854B2 JP 4846854 B2 JP4846854 B2 JP 4846854B2 JP 2010032664 A JP2010032664 A JP 2010032664A JP 2010032664 A JP2010032664 A JP 2010032664A JP 4846854 B2 JP4846854 B2 JP 4846854B2
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  The present invention relates to an image forming apparatus that automatically logs out after executing a process selected by an authenticated user.

  Conventionally, when a process is executed by a multifunction machine protected by a personal identification number, the user inputs his personal identification number to the multifunction peripheral. The multi-function peripheral determines whether or not the input personal identification number has been registered, authenticates only the user who has been determined to be registered, logs in, and permits execution of the process. The authenticated user activates the process. When the processing is completed, the multifunction peripheral displays an initial screen on the display means, and the user requests logout by a logout switch on the display. In addition, when a predetermined wait time has elapsed since the last panel operation, the multi-function peripheral determines logout and ends the process. Here, the wait time is a time during which the login state is maintained after a predetermined process is completed until the subsequent process starts.

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  However, in the above method, when the user leaves the place without logging out by himself after the end of the predetermined process designated by the user until the wait time elapses, other than the authenticated user. There remains a problem to be solved that a user can impersonate an authenticated user and start a subsequent process (request process of another user).

The present invention relates to an image forming apparatus that performs an image forming process from a logout state to a login state by the user by user authentication, a storage unit that stores in advance the identification information of the user as registered identification information, and the logout state The identification information acquisition means for acquiring the authentication identification information of the user who seeks the authentication in the authentication means, and the authentication means for determining whether or not the user authentication is possible based on a comparison between the acquired authentication identification information and the registered identification information When the decision in the authentication unit is a user authentication friendly performs a log-in means for a login state by the user, a display prompting the selection of a plurality of different processing after the transition to the login state, the plurality of different An input means for inputting an execution designation after selection of a process, and when the execution designation is inputted by the input means, the login state is changed. And logout processing means for a logged-out state by dividing the both shifting to a logged-out state by logout processing means, seen including a processing executing means for starting execution of said selected plurality of different processing, further, the input means Is capable of inputting a transition instruction to the logout state after the login state transition, and the logout processing unit cancels the login state and outputs the logout state when the transition instruction to the logout state is input. characterized in that it.

  According to the present invention, since the login state continues until the execution designation is completed, the selection of a plurality of different processes can be changed in the login state, and the logout state is entered upon completion of the execution designation. Since the process is executed, it is possible to prevent an erroneous operation by a third party even if the user leaves the apparatus during the process.

1 is a block diagram illustrating a schematic configuration of an image forming apparatus (multifunction machine) according to a first exemplary embodiment. It is an external view of an operation panel part. FIG. 6 is an explanatory diagram of a display screen of the operation panel unit according to the first embodiment. 3 is a code number management table according to the first embodiment. 3 is an execution process management table according to the first embodiment. 4 is a flowchart illustrating an authentication process using a password from an operation panel unit according to the first exemplary embodiment. 3 is a flowchart illustrating execution of processing from an operation panel unit according to the first exemplary embodiment. FIG. 6 is a schematic configuration block diagram of an image forming apparatus (multifunction machine) according to a second embodiment. FIG. 10 is an explanatory diagram of a display screen of an operation panel unit according to the second embodiment. 10 is a code number management table according to the second embodiment. 10 is an execution process management table according to the second embodiment. 10 is a flowchart illustrating an authentication process using a password from an operation panel unit according to the second embodiment.

  The image forming apparatus (multifunction machine) according to the present invention is configured as follows.

FIG. 1 is a schematic block diagram of an image forming apparatus (multifunction machine) according to the first embodiment.
As shown in the figure, an MFP 101 according to the first embodiment includes an operation panel unit 102, an authentication control unit 103, a password number comparison unit 104, a password number management unit 105, a nonvolatile memory 106, and a process storage unit. 107, a process execution unit 108, a print execution unit 109, a scan execution unit 110, a fax execution unit 111, a process setting unit 112, a volatile memory 113, a batch process selection unit 114, and a time measuring unit 115 Is provided.

  The operation panel unit 102 includes a log-in / log-out processing unit 102a therein, and accepts setting of each process and input of a personal identification number from the user, or displays predetermined information between the MFP 101 and the user. It is a part that shares the role of the man-machine interface and executes login or logout of processing. This part will be described in detail later again with reference to other drawings. The authentication control unit 103 controls the password comparison unit 104, the password management unit 105, and the nonvolatile memory 106 based on the password received from the user via the operation panel unit 102, and executes user authentication. Is a part for notifying the operation panel unit 102 of the above.

  The personal identification number comparison unit 104 is a part that determines whether or not the personal identification number received from the user matches the registered personal identification number read from the nonvolatile memory 106 via the personal identification number management unit 105. That is, it is a part for determining whether or not the password received from the user is included in the password management table (FIG. 4) of the nonvolatile memory 106. The personal identification number management unit 105 is a part that manages the personal identification number registered in the multifunction machine 101. This management includes new registration of the authentication number in the nonvolatile memory 106 and reading of the registration authentication number from the nonvolatile memory 106.

  The non-volatile memory 106 is a non-volatile memory that has a code number management table therein and stores a code number in advance in the multi-function peripheral 101 via the code number management unit 105. The contents of the personal identification number management table will be described later with reference to other figures. The processing storage unit 107 temporarily stores a plurality of processing requests (print processing, scanning processing, fax processing, etc.) by the user in the volatile memory 113 when the batch processing is selected by the user via the batch processing selection unit 114. It is a part to do.

  The process execution unit 108 is a part that causes various execution units described below to execute processes selected by the user (printing process, scanning process, fax process, etc.). Here, when the user selects batch processing by the batch processing selection unit 114 (described later), the process execution unit 108 is based on an execution processing management table (described later) that the volatile memory 113 has. Execute the process. If the user has not selected batch processing, the processing is executed in the order of acceptance.

  The print execution unit 109 is a part that executes print processing. The scan execution unit 110 is a part that executes scan processing. The fax execution unit 111 is a part that executes fax processing. The process setting unit 112 is a part that sends a process request received from the user via the operation panel unit 102 to the batch process selection unit 114. The batch processing selection unit 114 requests the user to select whether or not to batch process requests received from the user via the operation panel unit 102. When batch processing is performed, the batch processing selection unit 114 sends the processing request to the processing storage unit 107. This is a part to be sent to the process execution unit 108 when batch processing is not performed. The time measuring means 115 is a timer that measures an elapsed time since the last key operation performed by the user.

FIG. 2 is an external view of the operation panel unit.
As shown in the figure, the operation panel unit 102 has a button 201 for inputting “1”, a button 202 for inputting “2”, a button 203 for inputting “3”, and a button 204 for inputting “4”. A button 205 for inputting “5”, a button 206 for inputting “6”, a button 207 for inputting “7”, a button 208 for inputting “8”, and a button 209 for inputting “9”. A button 210 for inputting “*”, a button 211 for inputting “0”, a button 212 for inputting “#”, an up cursor key 213, a right cursor key 214, a down cursor key 215, and a left cursor. A key 216; an enter key 217 for inputting a decision; a display screen 218; a button 219 for canceling the job; and a button 220 for starting the job.

FIG. 3 is an explanatory diagram of a display screen of the operation panel unit according to the first embodiment.
This figure explains the contents of the screen displayed on the display screen 218 of FIG.
In the figure, a screen 301 is a personal identification number input screen. This screen appears after the device is turned on. This password input screen is displayed when a user who uses the multifunction machine 101 is authenticated. When the prompt “Please enter your PIN” is displayed and the user enters your PIN, “*” is displayed for each numeric entry. If the user login is successful, a screen 303 is displayed.

  A screen 302 is a logout request screen. Displayed when requesting logout request from authenticated user. If the user requests logout, “Yes” is selected, and if the user does not wish to logout, “No” is selected.

  A screen 303 is a copy standby screen. When the user wants to set or start copying, the user presses the down cursor key 215 (FIG. 2) on the screen 303 to display the screen 306. A screen 306 is a copy setting screen in which each copy setting can be performed. Here, as an example, the case where the user sets one copy number is shown.

  When the user wants to execute the copy process, the user presses the button 220 (FIG. 2) on the screen 306 to display the screen 309. On this screen, the user can select “execute” for executing the specified process and “add to cart” for executing a plurality of processes collectively. Here, when the user selects execution, a screen 310 is displayed. When the user selects “Add to cart”, the screen returns to the screen 303 (the screen 304 may be shifted), and a plurality of processes can be designated. This function is a function of the batch processing selection unit 114 (FIG. 1) (the same applies to the following description).

  The screen 310 is a processing execution confirmation screen, and it is possible to select “Yes” that actually executes the designated processing and “No” that is not executed. Here, when the user selects “Yes”, a screen 301 is displayed. If the user selects “No”, a screen 303 is displayed, and the print contents can be reset. When the right cursor key 214 (FIG. 2) is pressed on the screen 303, the screen 304 is displayed.

  A screen 304 is a scan standby screen. When the user wants to set or activate the scan, the user presses the down cursor key 215 (FIG. 2) on the screen 304 to display the screen 307. A screen 307 is a scan setting screen in which each setting for scanning can be performed. Here, as an example, the case where the user sets Email is shown.

  If the user wants to execute the scan process, the user presses the button 220 (FIG. 2) on the screen 307 to display the screen 309. On this screen, the user can select “execute” for executing the specified process and “add to cart” for executing a plurality of processes collectively. Here, when the user selects execution, a screen 310 is displayed. When the user selects to put in the cart, the screen returns to the screen 303 (the screen may be shifted to the screen 305), and a plurality of processes can be designated.

  A screen 305 is a fax standby screen. In order to set or activate the fax, the user presses the down cursor key 215 on the screen 305 to display the screen 308. A screen 308 is a fax setting screen, and each setting of the fax can be performed. Here, a case where the user sets FaxNo is shown as an example.

  If it is desired to execute the fax process, the button 220 (FIG. 2) is pressed on the screen 308 to display the screen 309. A screen 309 is a process execution screen and is displayed when the process is executed. When the user selects execution on this screen, a screen 310 is displayed. When the user selects to add to cart, the screen returns to the screen 303 and a plurality of processes can be designated.

FIG. 4 is a code number management table according to the first embodiment.
As shown in the figure, the personal identification number is composed of 4 to 9 digits, and the number of registrations can be arbitrarily set by the user.

  The personal identification number is written into the nonvolatile memory 106 (FIG. 1) by the personal identification number management unit 105 (FIG. 1) when newly registered, or when the personal identification number comparison unit 104 (FIG. 1) confirms the personal identification number. Or read from the nonvolatile memory 106 (FIG. 1).

FIG. 5 is an execution process management table according to the first embodiment.
The execution process management table 501 is composed of process names and process settings. The execution process management table 501 is written with a process request designated by the user by the process storage unit 107 (FIG. 1) or read when the process is executed by the process execution unit 108. When the user selects batch processing via the batch processing selection unit 114 (FIG. 1), the contents and processing order of the parallel processing are determined based on the execution processing management table 501.

The multifunction machine of the first embodiment described above operates as follows.
FIG. 6 is a flowchart illustrating an authentication process using a password from the operation panel unit according to the first embodiment.
This flowchart represents an operation in which the authentication control unit 103 (FIG. 1) performs user authentication based on a password received from the user via the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 1). From step S1-1 to step S1-5, the operation of the authentication control unit 103 (FIG. 1) will be described in the order of steps.

Step S1-1
The multifunction machine 101 (FIG. 1) is protected by a password, and a screen 301 (password input screen) is displayed on the display screen 218 (FIG. 3) of the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 1).

Step S1-2
The user displays the button 201, button 202, button 203, button 204, button 205, button 206, button 207, button 208, button 209, and button 211 on the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 2) on the screen 301 (FIG. 3). Enter the password using and enter with the Enter key 217. Steps S1-1 and S1-2 are repeated until the password has been entered, and when the password has been entered, the process proceeds to step S1-3.

Step S1-3
The authentication control unit 103 (FIG. 1) includes a password comparison unit 104 (FIG. 1), a password management unit 105 (FIG. 1), based on a password received from the user via the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 1). The user authentication is executed by controlling the nonvolatile memory 106 (FIG. 1). That is, the password comparison unit 104 (FIG. 1) determines whether or not the password received from the user is included in the password management table (FIG. 4) of the nonvolatile memory 106. Advances to step S1-5, and if not included, advances to step S1-4.

Step S1-4
A message such as “The password is different” is displayed on the display screen 218 (FIG. 3) of the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 1), and the screen 301 (again) is displayed on the display screen 218 of the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 1). The password input screen is displayed, and the process returns to step S1-1.

Step S1-5
Based on the authentication notification of the authentication control unit 103 (FIG. 1), the login of the user is permitted, and the copy standby screen 303 (FIG. 3) is displayed on the display screen 218 (FIG. 3) of the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 2). End the flow.

FIG. 7 is a flowchart illustrating execution of processing from the operation panel unit according to the first embodiment.
This flowchart is a flowchart showing an execution operation of a processing request input from the operation panel unit 102 by a user. From step S1-11 to step S1-18, the execution operation | movement of the input process request is demonstrated in order of a step.

Step S1-11
For example, when the user wants to execute copying on the multifunction peripheral 101 (FIG. 1), when the user presses the down cursor key 215 (FIG. 2) on the screen 303 (copy standby screen) in FIG. 3, a screen 306 (copy setting screen) is displayed. Is done. When the user sets copy on the screen 306 (FIG. 3), the process is set by the process setting unit 112 (FIG. 1).

Step S1-12
When the user presses the button 220 (FIG. 2) after setting the process in the process setting unit 112 (FIG. 1), a screen 309 (process execution screen) is displayed. If the user selects “add to cart” (stores the processing request in the volatile memory 113) on the screen 309 (FIG. 3), the process proceeds to step S1-13. If “execute” is selected, the process proceeds to step S1-13. Proceed to S1-14.

Step S1-13
The process storage unit 107 (FIG. 1) temporarily stores the process request in the volatile memory 113 (FIG. 1) and returns to step S1-11. This is to wait for the input of the subsequent processing (screen 303 (FIG. 3 is displayed again)).

Step S1-14
A screen 310 (processing execution confirmation screen) is displayed. If the user selects “No” on the screen 310, the screen 303 (copy standby screen) is displayed again, and the process returns to step S1-11. If the user selects “Yes” on the screen 310 (process execution confirmation screen), the process proceeds to step S1-15.

Step S1-15
The process execution unit 108 (FIG. 1) checks whether or not a plurality of processes are stored in the volatile memory 113 (FIG. 1). If a plurality of processes are not stored in the volatile memory 113, the process proceeds to step S1-16, and if a plurality of processes are stored, the process proceeds to step S1-17.

Step S1-16
The process execution unit 108 (FIG. 1) controls the print execution unit 109 (FIG. 1), scan execution unit 110 (FIG. 1), or fax execution unit 111 (FIG. 1) corresponding to the process designated by the user. Is executed.

Step S1-17
The process execution unit 108 (FIG. 1) controls the print execution unit 109 (FIG. 1), the scan execution unit 110 (FIG. 1), or the fax execution unit 111 (FIG. 1) corresponding to the process designated by the user, and A plurality of processes in the volatile memory 113 are processed in parallel based on the settings stored in the execution process management table 501. After the processing is completed, the processing contents are discarded from the execution processing management table 501.

Step S1-18
After the process is executed, the login / logout processing unit 102a (FIG. 1) automatically logs out the user from the multifunction machine 101 and ends the flow.
In addition, when the user designates execution, it is recognized that the registration of the process has been completed, and the user logs out and starts the process (the process may be terminated after the process is completed).

  As described above, according to the first embodiment, it is possible to execute a plurality of processes all at once, and an effect that the processing time can be shortened is obtained. In addition, since the user is automatically logged out after executing the process, there is an effect that after the process is completed, other users than the authenticated user cannot impersonate the authenticated user and use the multifunction device.

FIG. 8 is a schematic block diagram of an image forming apparatus (multifunction machine) according to the second embodiment.
As shown in the figure, an MFP 200 according to the second embodiment includes an operation panel unit 102, an authentication control unit 903, a password comparison unit 904, a password management unit 905, a nonvolatile memory 906, and a process storage unit. 907, a process execution unit 908, a print execution unit 109, a scan execution unit 110, a fax execution unit 111, a process setting unit 112, a volatile memory 913, a collective process selection unit 114, and a timing unit 115. Prepare. Only the parts different from the first embodiment will be described below. The same parts as those in the first embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals as those in the first embodiment, and the description thereof is omitted.

  The authentication control unit 903 is a unit that controls the password comparison unit 904, the password management unit 905, and the non-volatile memory 906 based on the password received from the user via the operation panel unit 102, and executes user authentication. .

  The personal identification number comparison unit 904 is a part that determines whether or not the personal identification number received from the user matches the registered personal identification number read from the nonvolatile memory 906 via the personal identification number management unit 905. That is, it is a part for determining whether or not the password received from the user is included in the password management table (FIG. 4) of the nonvolatile memory 906. The personal identification number management unit 905 is a part that manages the personal identification number registered in the multifunction device 200. This management includes new registration of the authentication number in the nonvolatile memory 906 and reading of the registered authentication number from the nonvolatile memory 906.

  The non-volatile memory 906 is a non-volatile memory that has a code number management table different from that in the first embodiment and stores the code number in advance in the multi-function device 200 via the code number management unit 905. The contents of the personal identification number management table will be described later with reference to other figures. The process storage unit 907 includes an unexecuted process addition unit 907a therein, and when a batch process is selected by the user via the batch process selection unit 114, a user process request (print process, scan process, fax) And the like are temporarily stored in the volatile memory 913. Further, the previously unexecuted processing is read from the PIN management table of the nonvolatile memory 906 and additionally stored.

FIG. 9 is an explanatory diagram of a display screen of the operation panel unit according to the second embodiment.
The screens 1001 to 1010 correspond to the screens 301 to 310 in FIG. 3, and since these are the same functions as the functions in the first embodiment, description thereof will be omitted.

  A screen 1011 is a non-executed process restoration screen, and is displayed when an authenticated user logs out without executing the process specified at the previous login. “Yes” for restoring the unexecuted process at the previous login and “No” for not restoring the unexecuted process can be selected.

FIG. 10 is a code number management table according to the second embodiment.
The personal identification number is composed of 4 to 9 digits, and the number of registrations can be arbitrarily set by the user. The password management unit 905 writes the password into the nonvolatile memory when registering it, or reads the password from the nonvolatile memory when confirming the password with the password comparison unit 904. In addition, when the user indicated by the personal identification number logs out without executing the designated process, the unexecuted process No. in the execution process management table 1201 is displayed. Is added to the PIN. If a plurality of processes are requested but the user selects “stop” during the process, the remaining processes are stored in the nonvolatile memory and logged out.

FIG. 11 is an execution process management table according to the second embodiment.
As shown in the figure, the execution process management table 1201 according to the second embodiment includes process numbers, process names, and process settings. The process storage unit 907 writes an unexecuted process designated by the user into the nonvolatile memory or reads it from the nonvolatile memory when the user logs in.

The multifunction machine of the second embodiment described above operates as follows.
FIG. 12 is a flowchart illustrating an authentication process using a password from the operation panel unit according to the second embodiment.
This flowchart represents an operation in which the authentication control unit 903 (FIG. 8) executes user authentication based on a password received from the user via the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 8). The operation of the authentication control unit 903 (FIG. 8) will be described in order of steps from step S2-1 to step S2-7.

Step S2-1
The multifunction device 200 (FIG. 8) is protected by a personal identification number, and the authentication control unit 903 (FIG. 8) displays a screen 1001 (personal number input screen on the display screen 218 (FIG. 9) of the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 8). ) Is displayed.

Step S2-2
The user displays the button 201, button 202, button 203, button 204, button 205, button 206, button 207, button 208, button 209, and button 211 of the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 2) on the screen 1001 (FIG. 9). Enter the password using and enter with the Enter key 217. Steps S2-1 and S2-2 are repeated until the password has been input, and when the password has been input, the process proceeds to step S2-3.

Step S2-3
The authentication control unit 903 (FIG. 8) includes a password comparison unit 904 (FIG. 8), a password management unit 905 (FIG. 8), based on the password received from the user via the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 8). The user authentication is executed by controlling the nonvolatile memory 906 (FIG. 8). That is, the password comparison unit 904 (FIG. 8) determines whether or not the password received from the user is included in the password management table (FIG. 10) of the nonvolatile memory 906. Advances to step S2-5, and if not included, advances to step S2-4.

Step S2-4
The authentication control unit 903 (FIG. 8) displays a message such as “The password is different” on the display screen 218 (FIG. 9) of the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 2), and the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 9) again. Is displayed on the display screen 218, and the process returns to step S2-1.

Step S2-5
The authentication control unit 903 (FIG. 8) checks with the process storage unit 907 (FIG. 8) whether the authenticated user has the non-executed process at the previous login in the nonvolatile memory 906. If the non-executed process at the previous login is in the nonvolatile memory 906 (FIG. 8), the process proceeds to step S2-6, and if not, the process proceeds to step S2-7.

Step S2-6
The process storage unit 907 (FIG. 8) stores the unexecuted process at the previous login in the volatile memory 913 and discards it from the nonvolatile memory 906.

Step S2-7
Based on the authentication notification of the authentication control unit 903 (FIG. 8), the login of the user is permitted, the copy standby screen 1003 is displayed on the display screen 218 (FIG. 9) of the operation panel unit 102 (FIG. 8), and the flow ends. .

  The flow showing the execution of the process from the operation panel unit of the second embodiment is the same as the flow (FIG. 7) showing the execution of the process from the operation panel unit of the first embodiment, and a description thereof will be omitted.

  As described above, according to the second embodiment, when a plurality of processing requests designated by an authenticated user is not executed, it is possible to restore at the next login, and an error occurs without executing the processing. The user can expect to be able to continue processing even if the user logs out or automatically logs out after a predetermined time-out period when the processing is not executed.

  In the above-described embodiment, the description has been made only when the present invention is applied to a multifunction peripheral as an image forming apparatus. However, the present invention is not limited to this example. That is, the present invention can also be applied to a printing apparatus such as a copier or a printer. In the above embodiment, the personal authentication is performed by the password input from the user identification information input means. However, the present invention is not limited to this example. In other words, personal authentication may be performed using personal identification information obtained from at least one of fingerprint data, aperture data, face contour data, vein data, and voiceprint data. Alternatively, the security can be further improved by using the plurality of personal identification information in combination.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 101 MFP 102 Operation panel part 102a Login / logout processing means 103 Authentication control part 104 Security code comparison part 105 Security code management part 106 Non-volatile memory 107 Process storage part 108 Process execution part 109 Print execution part 110 Scan execution part 111 Fax execution Unit 112 Processing setting unit 113 Volatile memory 114 Batch processing selection unit 115 Timekeeping means

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  1. An image forming apparatus that performs an image forming process from a logout state to a login state by the user by user authentication,
    Storage means for preliminarily storing the user identification information as registered identification information;
    Identification information obtaining means for obtaining authentication identification information of a user who requests the authentication in the logout state;
    Authentication means for determining whether or not the user authentication is possible based on a comparison between the acquired identification information and the registered identification information;
    If the determination result of the authentication means is user authentication enabled, a login means for logging in by the user;
    An input means for prompting selection of a plurality of different processes after transitioning to the login state, and inputting an execution designation after selecting the plurality of different processes;
    If the execution designation is input by the input means, and logout processing means to logout state by releasing the login state,
    After the transition to a logged-out state by the logout processing means together, it is seen including a processing executing means for starting execution of said selected plurality of different treatment,
    Furthermore, the input means can input a transition instruction to the logout state after the login state transition,
    The log-out processing unit releases the log-in state and enters a log-out state when an instruction to shift to the log-out state is input .
  2.   The input means displays a screen for prompting execution of the plurality of processes and a screen for selecting another process, and when an input prompting to proceed to execution of the plurality of processes is made, the plurality of different ones The image forming apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the selected process is executed without displaying the process.
  3.   The image forming apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the input unit performs a display prompting detailed setting of each of the selected different processes in the login state.
  4.   4. The image forming apparatus according to claim 3, wherein the detailed setting by the input unit includes a number of copies.
  5.   5. The image forming apparatus according to claim 3, wherein after the detailed setting is urged by the input unit, a display prompting whether to proceed to execution of the selected process or to select a process is performed.
  6.   The input means prompts an input of whether or not to execute before a process is executed, and when an option not to execute is selected, the input means prompts the user to select and specify a plurality of displayed different processes. The image forming apparatus according to claim 5.
  7.   The input means has a plurality of arrow keys, and switches the display of the plurality of different processes by the input of the arrow keys during the login state, and prompts selection of the displayed processes from the plurality of different processes. The image forming apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the image forming apparatus is an image forming apparatus.
  8.   The image forming apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the plurality of different processes include copy, scan, and fax processes.
  9.   The image forming apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the selected process includes a plurality of the same processes.
  10.   The image forming apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising a volatile memory for storing a processing request indicating the selected plurality of different processes.
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