Help please for basic setup on version 2.0.1 captive portal for guest access.



  • I dont know htlml coding, and this url pre-auth redirect is throwing me off. What do i redirect to for users to sign in? For each user i have to setup a account for? if i do local user authentication. I have a terms and conditions policy i need to upload.



  • I know three possibilities you have:

    1. Setup users on pfsense itself (SYSTEM -> Usermanager). These users can then authenticate on CP with the specified username and password.

    2. Setup vouchers on pfsense CaptivePortal. Then users can enter the voucher code to authenticate on Captive Portal.

    3. You can setup a RADIUS server. The users are configured on the RADIUS server or a SQL Database or on LDAP. The captivePortal authenticates the user again the RADIUS server.

    What terms and conditions would you like to realize ?



  • What do i enter into the "pre-authentication" field? I bought the book, but it was for the old version that didnt have the pre, only the post auth.



  • In general you just have to select the interface to get CP basisc setup working with the default login page.
    Most of the other options are optional.

    Not sure for what the "pre-authentication" field is but perhaps you can redirect to another webserver/page which contains your webpage. Just try it without this.



  • @electric34:

    I dont know htlml coding, and this url pre-auth redirect is throwing me off. What do i redirect to for users to sign in? For each user i have to setup a account for? if i do local user authentication. I have a terms and conditions policy i need to upload.

    You don't need the "pre-auth redirect", as the words say, that can be a page that users can see before they reach the login's page.
    The problem with this option, is that any page you want to use, will need some code on it to send back the user to the login's page, i hope the developers will find a more user's friendly option at some point, as the "After authentication Redirection URL" option.
    Here is a usefull link to read:    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,34148.0.html


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