Username in Captive Portal Status



  • Hi all,

    I am currently using Captive Portal on PF 2.3.3 Release P1 with Usename/password and Vouchers

    Questions I have:

    1. It seems like when you tick the authentication method as Local User Name/Voucher, you don't have a choice, you have to use all 3?  Is this correct?
    2. In Status -> Captive portal -> Active Users, it shows the Voucher Number rather than the actual user name in the Local User database, is there a way to display the username instead?
    3. What's the benefit of using Freeradius over a local database?  Number of users will be < 100, so scale shouldn't be an issue

    Thanks
    Stinkfly




  • @stinkfly:

    1. It seems like when you tick the authentication method as Local User Name/Voucher, you don't have a choice, you have to use all 3?  Is this correct?

    When using vouchers, guest do not enter a user name and password, just the voucher. Even if these fields are present on the login page, the voucher ID is the one that will be used.
    Of course, this ID is the only identification the system has when it shows who's online.

    @stinkfly:

    1. What's the benefit of using Freeradius over a local database?  Number of users will be < 100, so scale shouldn't be an issue

    Example : "FreeRadius" can instruct the portal for each user a dedicated bandwidth.
    Or : How long a user can connect …
    Or : .... (see Google "pfSense + FreeRadius) => Answer on first link : https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Using_Captive_Portal_with_FreeRADIUS