Epson Local Printer Setup

Step 3: Generating a Printer Certificate

This is the third step in generating a self-signed SSL Certification for local printing

Epson TM-T88VII Printers

Step 3: Generating a Printer Certificate


Use Google Chrome  on your computer to generate and download the certificate. 

Before generating the SSL certificate it is recommended to setup the printer on one of your POS Profiles by navigating to Settings > POS Profiles > add or select profile > Printers.
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  1. Enter a title for the printer, static IP address, and set Type = Epson Local.
    1. IMPORTANT: The printer Title should not contain spaces or capital letters.
    2. Take note of the title that you assign to the printer as it will be used along with your tenantName to name your SSL certificate [ ]. (This is important because only a correctly named certificate will allow the printer to make the necessary API calls).
  2. In the URL bar of your web browser (Google Chrome) enter the Static IP Address found on the printed receipt (i.e.
    1. You should see the page “Your connection is not private” as a SSL certificate has not been installed on your computer.
    2. Click the Advanced button.
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    3. Click the Proceed to link (but this will be your IP address) to access the administration screen.
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  3. You should now be viewing the TM-T88VII Series admin panel.
  4. Click Administrator Login in the upper right.
  5. Enter the password for the printer. The default password should be the Serial Number located on the side of the printer.
  6. Click the OK Button.
  7. Navigate to Status > TM-Intelligent > EpsonNet Config for TM-i.
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  8.  Click Device Admin > Printer
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  9. Set Device ID = local_printer
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  10. Close the EpsonNet Config for TM-i tab and navigate back to the TM-T88VII Series admin panel.
  11. Navigate to Network Security > SSL/TLS > Certificate.
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  12. Click the Update button.
    1. Update the Common Name.
      1. Common Name structure:
        Example: [].

      2. Your Tenant ID can be found under Settings > General:
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      3. It's the first item listed under the General Section.
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    2. Update Certificate Validity (year): 1
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  13. Click the NEXT button.
  14. Click the OK button.
  15. In the URL bar of Chrome navigate to the new URL. This should display the same “Your connection is not private” message as before.
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  16. Click Not Secure > Certificate is not valid > Details > Export and save the certificate to your downloads folder. 
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    Final Step! Installing the Certificate 

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