OpenMesh CloudTrax

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This guide describes the configuration steps to enable an external captive portal in the cloud-based network controller CloudTrax, from OpenMesh.

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Requirements

In order to configure the captive portal, you need to set up the network and add the access points.

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SSID Configuration

Go to Configure > SSID 1.

Common Settings

Configure the following options:

  • SSID name: set your SSID name
  • Enable: enabled (on)
  • Visible: enabled (on)
  • Authentication: disabled (off)

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Captive Portal

In the Captive Portal section you can configure the bandwidth throttling by setting the desired download and upload limits.

In order to configure an external captive portal, enable the option “Splash page”.

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Splash page configuration

Configure the following options:

  • Splash page type: Hosted Remotely
  • Splash page URL: the provided captive portal login URL
  • Splash page secret: must be left empty

Splash page authentication

Configure the following options:

  • Splash page authentication type: RADIUS
  • Server address: the RADIUS server hostname according to your environment/region
  • Server secret: the provided RADIUS client secret

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Walled Garden

Enable the option "Block unauthenticated users" and set the desired walled garden according to the services you want to provide in your captive portal, like the Facebook login.

Get the list of hostnames you want to enable to unauthenticated users at our documentation.

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More Settings

You can leave the other options in the default settings or customize as you desire:

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Customer Parameters

The summary of customer specific parameters is:

  • Splash page configuration
    • Splash page URL: the provided captive portal login URL
  • Splash page authentication
    • Server address: the RADIUS server hostname according to your environment/region
    • Server secret: the provided RADIUS client secret
  • Walled garden: get the list of hostnames you want to enable to unauthenticated users at our documentation.
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