Defines the captive portal‘s access type. The authentication scheme configured here is applied to wireless clients requesting captive portal guest access to the WiNG network.

Supported in the following platforms:

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


access-type [custom-auth-radius|logging|no-auth|radius|registration]


access-type [custom-auth-radius|logging|no-auth|radius|registration]


Specifies the custom user information used for authentication (RADIUS lookup of given information, such as name, e-mail address, telephone, etc.). When configured, accessing clients are required to provide a 1-32 character lookup data string used to authenticate their credentials.

When selecting this option, use the custom-auth command to configure the required user information.


Enables logging of user access details.


Defines no authentication required for a guest. Requesting clients are redirected to the captive portal Welcome page without authentication.


Enables RADIUS authentication for wireless clients. A requesting client‘s user credentials require authentication before access to the captive portal is permitted. This is the default setting.

registration Enables captive portal‘s clients to self register. When enabled, a requesting client‘s user credentials require authentication locally or through social media credential exchange and validation.

If enabled, use the webpage > internal > registration > field command to customize the registration page. If not customized, the default, built-in registration Web page is displayed.


nx9500-6C8809(config-captive-portal-test)#access-type logging
nx9500-6C8809(config-captive-portal-test)#show context
captive-portal test
 access-type logging
 access-time 35

Related Commands


Removes the captive portal access type or reverts to default (radius)