Kill session - it shouldn't be this hard….


  • Hi guys,

    I have an interesting one where we have students who have to do exams at various times during a day.  I want them to have full session time during this period.

    What I need is an easy way for them to kill their own session so they can start with a new (4 hour in my case) session before the hard time out.

    The logout popup does not work and would probably not suffice anyway.  I would like them to have a URL they can go to that kills 'em.  I have trolled through the forum for ages and have seen all sorts of weird and wonderful ways but none seem to quite do what I want.  It does not have to be fancy, just operational.  Even a blank page after logout is acceptable!

    All exams are done on iPad

    I am on V 2.1.5
    I use radius MySQL auth (on another server) with captive portal.

    I also don't want to delete the un/pwd from radius as it is populated from Oracle 2x a day.

    All I need is to kill the session.

    Any tips would save me a lot of grey hair !!

    Thanks.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    "I am on V 2.1.5"
    "Any tips would save me a lot of grey hair !!"

    Run a currently supported version if you want any help would be my suggestion to be honest.


  • would the solution be different if I was on 2.3?

    Unfortunately I have extremely limited windows of opportunity to take the server down for an upgrade.

    I will give it a try in the early AM this weekend but don't see how this will change the issue.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    How it would change the issue is you would be a version that people are using, vs one that has not been in common use for well over a year and no longer supported.

    Not a captive portal user, but pretty sure there has been lots of changes to it in the 8 releases of pfsense that have happened since your current version.