I need to perform a data export using the web interface from our local school printer ( to monitor how many copies are done by which account on a daily basis ). This thing ( it's a big Konica printer) has no Web API, and no for-a-school-affordable SW solution that would do the monitoring, which leaves me with two options:
- Remote-connect to the school server everyday, connect to the printer using a browser via the web-interface (there is a web portal when you connect to the printer using its IP address), navigate to the export page and export the data.
- Automate this to some extent.
Is there any way to "emulate" the navigating on the web page and make the export ? I see no other option here, and I presume that there must be some way to simulate a navigation on a website (how do you guys who do web development make use-cases tests ?).
We are talking about a Konica bizhub 284e. The emulation consists in navigating to a specific page, then clicking on an export button.
What I have tried:
Nothing yet, to be honest, I am trying to find a direction to follow.