Web-Based Authentication Service

Configure a web-based authentication service for guests or agentless hosts that connect through the ClearPass Portal. The user is redirected to the ClearPass captive portal by the network device or by a DNS server that is set up to redirect traffic on a subnet to a specific URL.

The web page collects the user name and password, and also optionally collects health information on the following operating systems (see the Attribute Name OSType in Table 1 for details):



Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows XP

Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 R2

An internal service rule—Connection:Protocol EQUALS WebAuth—categorizes requests into this type of service. You can add additional rules if needed.

In addition, you can select a Web-based Authentication service based on the operating system name. You can specify or exclude specific OS versions (for details, see the next section, Selecting a Web-Based Authentication Service by the OS Name).