Captive Portal

A captive portal is guest access policy for providing guests temporary and restrictive access to the network. The primary means of securing such guest access is the use of a captive portal. For an overview of the captive portal process and information on how to define a captive portal policy, see Captive Portal Policies.

To assign a captive portal policy to a WLAN:

  1. Select Configuration → Wireless → Wireless LANs to display available WLANs.
  2. Click Add to create an additional WLAN, or select an existing WLAN and click Edit to modify its security properties.
  3. Select Security.
  4. Refer to the Captive Portal section in the WLAN Policy security screen.
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    WLAN Policy Security Screen - Captive Portal Field
  5. Select Captive Portal Enable if authenticated guest access is required with the selected WLAN.
    This feature is disabled by default.
  6. Select Captive Portal if Primary Authentication Fails to enable the captive portal policy if the primary authentication is unavailable.
    This option is enabled only when Captive Portal Enable is selected.
  7. Select the Captive Portal Policy to use with the WLAN from the drop-down menu.
    If no relevant policies exist, select the Create icon to define a new policy to use with this WLAN or the Edit icon to update the configuration of an existing Captive Portal policy. For more information, see Captive Portal Policies.
  8. Select OK when completed to update the WLAN's captive portal configuration.

    Select Reset to revert to the last saved configuration.