Image forming apparatus, control method thereof, storage medium, and cartridge

图像形成装置及其控制方法以及盒

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This image forming apparatus determines, in accordance with state information indicating the state of the image forming apparatus, whether or not a timing for executing an authentication process of a removable cartridge has arrived. Furthermore, if the timing for executing a cartridge authentication process has arrived, this image forming apparatus obtains authentication information regarding authentication from the cartridge, and determines, from the authentication information, whether or not an authentication process is required to be executed. When an authentication process has been executed, an authentication result is written in a storage area of the cartridge.
本发明公开一种图像形成装置及其控制方法以及盒。图像形成装置根据表示所述图像形成装置的状态的状态信息,确定是否已达到用于执行可移除的盒的认证处理的定时。此外,如果已达到执行盒认证处理的定时,则所述图像形成装置从所述盒获得关于认证的认证信息,并从认证信息中确定是否需要执行认证处理。当已执行认证处理时,认证结果被写入所述盒的存储区域中。

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