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Captive portalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. is one of the methods of authentication supported by ArubaOS. A captive portalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. presents a web page which requires user action before network access is granted. The required action can be simply viewing and agreeing to an Acceptable Usage Policy, or entering a user ID and password which must be validated against a database of authorized users.

You can also configure captive portalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. to allow clients to download the Aruba VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. dialer for Microsoft VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. clients if the VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. is to be terminated on the Mobility Master.

The following list displays the key topics discussed:

Captive Portal Deployment Models

Understanding Captive Portal

Configuring Captive Portal in the Base Operating System

Configuring Captive Portal with a PEFNG License

Sample Authentication with Captive Portal

Configuring Guest VLANs

Configuring Captive Portal Authentication Profiles

Enabling Optional Captive Portal Configuration

Personalizing the Captive Portal Page

Creating Walled Garden Access

Enabling Captive Portal Enhancements

Captive Portal Deployment Models

Captive PortalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. supports the following deployment models:

7200 Series Master Controller Mode

Mobility Master-Managed Device

Stand-alone Controller

7200 Series Master Controller Mode

ArubaOS 8.0.1.0 supports 7200 Series controllers to run as a master controller. In 7200 Series master controller mode deployment model, Captive PortalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. configuration is allowed on the managed devices and device nodes (device nodes are located within managed devices). However, server-based policy configuration is allowed only on device nodes.

Mobility Master-Managed Device

Mobility Master is the root of a network hierarchy. A single Mobility Master oversees a number of managed devices that can be co-located or off-campus. In Mobility Master-Managed Device deployment model, all Captive PortalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. configuration is allowed only on the Mobility Master.

Stand-alone Controller

Captive PortalA captive portal is a web page that allows the users to authenticate and sign in before connecting to a public-access network. Captive portals are typically used by business centers, airports, hotel lobbies, coffee shops, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots for the guest users. is supported in the stand-alone controller mode where the configuration can be performed on the controller irrespective of local or master controller.

Related Topics

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Understanding Captive Portal

 

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