Needed Configuration for Captive portal MAC Authentication using Freeradius MACs tab
Good night friends, I'm a new user in Pfsense and I need to create a captive portal in two separate interfaces. So far I managed without problem, but I need users to be authenticated by MAC ADDRESS through a pre-registration, within FreeRadius.
But even if I create an entry in the MACs tab in FreeRadius and select the MAC ADDRESS Authentication option in the captive portal, the devices do not authenticate, I always get the authentication failed error
In the case in question, I need it to be done through FreeRadius because if I use the MAC ADDRESS tab directly in the Captive portal, Pfsense does not count the number of connected users.
can you help me?
I searched the entire internet and didn't find any topic or tutorial based on MAC ADDRESS and freeradius on the captive portal.
Thanks to all!
Normally, I use the classic user/password Freeradius authentication.
To make MAC auth work, I had to :
Check this option on the main Freeradius settings page :
Switch to Radius MAC
I discovered that I had a enter 'something' for "RADIUS MAC Secret" - if this field is empty pfSense doesn't contact the radius server. ' The manual told me that that field can not be empty. Ok, I entered 'secret', because : why not ;).
It's very possible that this "RADIUS MAC Secret" isn't really used.
Then I added my phone's MAC to the list :
When I connected to the wifi portal network, I saw the word "Succes" and was connected.
Thanks, i will try it !