Running Captive Portal with no SSL/Certificate

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Running Captive Portal with no SSL/Certificate

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I am running Captive portal successfully with HTML/POST based authentication. However as I only have a self signed certificate this generates a warning in the users browser.

There is no requirement to encrypt the username/password submit to the portal in this implementation!

How can I run the Captive Portal without encryption on port 80?


Andreas Leknes


L6 Presenter

Hi...We support Captive Portal only in encrypted mode (SSL) to protect the user credentials.  Please submit a feature request to your local Palo Alto SE if you need Captive Portal in the clear with no encryption.

May I recommend that you consider obtaining a valid SSL certificate and apply it to the redirect host in Captive Portal.  The valid cert will resolve the SSL warning.  Thanks.


Can you recommend a vendor who will provide a valid certificate for a private IP address without full organizational validation?

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could you not use digicert with a ucc and add a san name?

I believe you can purchase an SSL cert for a domain,say  On your internal DNS server, have resolve to the IP address of the redirect host.

Also if you have your own CA server, you could have the cert issue there.  Thanks.

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