captive portal



  • hello people ,
    so recently i bought a tplink archer c50 v4 in order to redirect my customers to facebook app so they can press like at my page for free wifi, but seems it doesnt work that way.. since it opens a browser (not facebook app ) and the customer has to login and then he can only check in and not like the page.
    Anyway i was thinking of trying to get it to work with pfsense. Is this doable? i mean i know i have to create a captive portal but besides that how can i redirect my customer to open his facebook app and press like on it and then get free access . Is there anyone here that managed to do it in order to give me directions on about what i have to read .
    thanks all in advance , have a nice day.


  • Rebel Alliance

    @georges actually, it could work, but it would cost you a lot of time

    users would need to

    1. connect To your captive portal using "sign in with facebook"
    2. go to Facebook and like your page

    it would of course require a lot of customization on the captive portal login page (as the full login mechanism need to be reworked) and it has the drawback to allow non-connected users to browse Facebook freely



  • @free4 thank you sir , for the fast reply . What i dont understand though is if it is possible to get them to login via their application( facebook app ) and not their browser and if they can, get them redirected through their app to my facebook page .


  • Rebel Alliance

    @georges said in captive portal:

    @free4 What i dont understand though is if it is possible to get them to login via their application( facebook app) and not their browser.

    that is not possible, Facebook does not permit that.

    what you can do instead, is to create a website with a "sign in with Facebook" instead : https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-login/web/



  • @free4 thank you a lots sir . I guess i ll do it with browser then. have a nice day :)


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