Authenticating with Captive Portal
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Authenticating with Captive Portal

L1 Bithead

I just got off the phone with technical support and the technician said that the only traffic I can authenticate is http/https. Can someone confirm that the use case below is not valid? 


Here is what I want to do:


Use HTTPS to authenticate a user 


After Authentication, user is allowed access to a server in a manner controlled by a security policy that non-authenticated users are not able to access. 


In other words:


Mywebserver1 is a protected resource in that should allow HTTPS traffic from any resource on the internet.

ExternalTrustedUser1 is someone coming in from my internet feed that needs to be authenticated for administrative access to the server. 


ExternalTrustedUser1 uses HTTPS to authenticate using webforms with Captive Portal. 


After ExternalTrustedUser1 is authenticated, they are allowed to RDP to Mywebserver1 which the rest of the traffic from the  internet is NOT allowed to RDP but all other internet users can use HTTPS to connect to Mywebserver1. 




Even if there are a lot of users, GlobalProtect is the right way to do this. 


But i've had a scenario where the customer couldn't force all clients to use GP client yet it wanted the website to be seen by many. So we researched this CP idea from outside. But in the end they didn't implement it for above reasons.

L1 Bithead

I want to thank all commentors for their input which has helped me understand CP option better. 

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