Chrome Printer Management API Overview

The Chrome Printer Management API is a RESTful API that can be used to create and manage printers and print servers for a Chrome or Google Workspace customer. Your end users can use the printers you set up with the API to print directly from their organization's ChromeOS devices.

Following is a list of common terms used in the Chrome Printer Management API:

CUPS is an open-source printing system that uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) to manage network print jobs and queues across a wide variety of printers, without requiring device-specific drivers.
Print server
A virtual print queue or physical server on the organization's network that routes print jobs to individual printers.
A physical printer connected to the organization's network.

Next steps

  • To learn how to configure the Chrome Printer Management API, including Admin console requirements and service account setup, see the Get started guide.