Enables support for accounting messages for this captive portal

When enabled, accounting for clients entering and exiting the captive portal is initiated. Accounting is the method of collecting and sending security server information for billing, auditing, and reporting user data. This data includes information, such as start and stop times, executed commands (such as PPP), number of packets and number of bytes transmitted etc. Accounting enables tracking of captive portal services consumed by clients.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


accounting [radius|syslog]
accounting radius
accounting syslog host <IP/HOSTNAME> {port <1-65535>} {proxy-mode [none|through-controller|through-rf-domain-manager]}


accounting radius


Enables support for RADIUS accounting messages. When enabled, this option uses an external RADIUS resource for AAA accounting. This option is disabled by default.

accounting syslog host <IP/HOSTNAME> {port <1-65535>} {proxy-mode [none|through-controller|through-rf-domain-manager]}

syslog host <IP/HOSTNAME>

Enables support for syslog accounting messages. When enabled, data relating to wireless client usage of remote access services is logged on the specified external syslog resource. This information assists in differentiating between local and remote users. Remote user information can be archived to an external location for periodic network and user administration. This option is disabled by default.

  • host <IP/HOSTNAME> – Specifies the destination where accounting messages are sent. Specify the destination‘s IP address or hostname.

port <1-65535>

Optional. Specifies the syslog server‘s listener port

  • <1-65535> – Specify the UDP port from 1- 65535. The default is 514.

proxy-mode [none| through-controller| through-rf-domain-manager]

Optional. Specifies the mode of proxying the syslog server

  • none – Accounting messages are sent directly to the syslog server

  • through-controller – Accounting messages are sent through the controller configuring the device

  • through-rf-domain-manager – Accounting messages are sent through the local RF Domain manager


nx9500-6C8809(config-captive-portal-test)#accounting syslog host port 1
nx9500-6C8809(config-captive-portal-test)#show context
captive-portal test
 access-type logging
 access-time 35
 accounting syslog host port 1

Related Commands


Disables accounting records for this captive portal