Captive Portal Persistence

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Captive Portal Persistence

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A little background.  We have a wireless guest network at multiple facilities.  Currently we have Juniper wireless deployment and use their "SmartPass" product for guest authentication.  This gives us two things:

  1. Provides a splash page that guests have to accept basically saying we have no SLA, not responsible, blah blah blah legal stuff.
  2. Provides a "cookie" so that if I authenticate to guest today, leave the facility and come back, I'm still "authenticated" to guest and don't have to reaccept.  (This is VERY important due to the fact that we have Physicians using this guest network and constant re-authentication makes them angry).

Does the capitve portal have any configuration options for persistance?  Perhaps by MAC address or with a cookie?  Or would they need to accept the spalsh page every time?



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I am using the cookie persistence successfully.  We use a 12 hour timeout and that works pretty well for us.

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I have also used the timers within the PA.  I no have it set for 15 minutes of inactivity, but had it originally set to 12 hours and that seemed to work well.

Running PA- 4.1.2 BTW

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