Customizing captive portal profiles for the Guest method

In the Captive portal profiles tab in the Users > Authentication module, select the "Sponsor" profile.

The following parameters will be implemented directly with this profile:

 

Authentication

  • Default method or directory: "Sponsorship (sponsored_users.local.domain)".

 

Authentication periods allowed

  • Minimum duration: may be set from 1 minute to 24 hours (value suggested by default: 15 minutes).
  • Maximum duration: may be set from 1 minute to 24 hours (value suggested by default: 4 hours).

 

Advanced properties

  • Enable the captive portal.
  • Expiry of the HTTP cookie: "None".
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IMPORTANT

The cookie timeout parameter in particular must not be modified for the Sponsorship method.

Moreover, the fact that cookies are not used will prohibit the use of multi-user objects (TSE servers for example) as source hosts for this method.

 

Complementary settings:  

Conditions of use for Internet access

Select the Enable the display of the conditions of use for Internet access checkbox if you want these conditions to be shown whenever a user logs on. They will also be displayed at a regular interval (value suggested by default: 18 hours).

NOTE
The text contained in the conditions of use can be customized in the Captive portal tab.

 

If any of these parameters have been modified (e.g.: authentication periods), click on Apply to save the configuration.