How to setup Captive Portal for Macs and Linux

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How to setup Captive Portal for Macs and Linux


I'm having trouble setting up Captive Portal for our Macs and Linux users.

We have a PA-500 running 3.1.5, with Active-Directory, which is working fine for user authentication.

I've tried setting up a Captive Portal for the remaining users (so we can turn off our MS ISA server), but have found several documents and guides, but not it seems for the the latest version of the software.

I've followed these parts the best I could, but the captive-portal does not seem to come up.

Is there a how-to or guide for this version anywhere ?


Lee Hancock

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Re: How to setup Captive Portal for Macs and Linux

Hi Lee,

I would have thought any 3.1.x document would help you get it configured.

When you say it's not coming up what do you mean? They don't get the challenge from Captive Portal? There is a common gotcha that is not always spotted: Tick the 'Enable User Identification' button in the Zone setting.

Tell us a little more, and we should be able to get this working :smileyhappy:


L0 Member

Re: How to setup Captive Portal for Macs and Linux

Hi Will,

Thanks for the reply, I'm going to setup a test Ubuntu VM for this, and will get more information as to how I've set it up and configured it.


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