Captive Portal - Local User Database vs Freeradius



  • Hi there,

    Implementing a CP and looking at rolling out about 15-20 users.

    Tossing up between using the Local User Database and Freeradius.  Understand Freeradius has better auditing and identity management, use of OTP, integration into AD and more fine-grained control in general.

    Any other considerations like supported number of users, security etc;  Have others gone through this thought process?

    Cheers
    Stinkfly



  • @stinkfly:


    Any other considerations like supported number of users, security etc;  Have others gone through this thought process?

    Checkout this thread - in the very same forum where you posted : [HOWTO] Captive portal + FreeRADIUS + local MySQL user friendly single step  « 1 2 3 4 5 … 9 »

    There is no such limit as "supported users" : your bandwidth will be depleted way before user authentication starts to crawl. Captive Portals with thousands of users online have been seen already.
    Security : well, depends how you set it up ;)