Configuring Captive Portal (NSM Procedure)

The captive portal feature allows you to configure custom options, interface, and traceoptions.

To configure the captive portal feature:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure the captive portal feature.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Captive Portal.
  4. Configure the options as specified in Table 137.
  5. Click one:
    • OK — Saves the changes.
    • Cancel — Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the captive portal parameters.

Table 137: Captive Portal Configuration Details

OptionFunctionYour Action

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for the captive portal. This is optional.

Enter a comment.

Authentication Profile Name

Specifies the access profile name used for authentication.

Select an authentication profile name from the list.

Secure Authentication

Specifies either secure authentication (using encrypted HTTPS) or nonsecure authentication (using plain-text HTTP).

Select secure authentication from the list.

You can configure the following options with captive portal:

Configuring Custom Options (NSM Procedure)

This section provides information about configuring custom options for captive portal.

To configure custom options:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure the custom options feature.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Captive Portal > Custom Options.
  4. Select the Enable Feature check box.
  5. Enter the parameters as specified in Table 138.
  6. Click one:
    • OK — Saves the changes.
    • Cancel — Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the custom option parameters.

Table 138: Custom Options Configuration Details

OptionFunctionYour Action

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for the custom option. This is optional.

Enter a comment.

Header Logo

Specifies the path for the header logo.

Enter the path with a file type of JPG, JPEG, GIF, or PNG.

Header Bgcolor

Specifies the header background color.

Enter the header color.

Header Message

Specifies the header message.

Enter a message.

Banner Message

Specifies the terms and conditions of usage message.

Enter a message.

Form Header Message

Specifies the login form header message.

Enter a message.

Form Header Bgcolor

Specifies the login form header background color.

Enter the form header color.

Form Submit Label

Specifies the label for submitting the form.

Enter a label.

Form Reset Label

Specifies the label for resetting the form.

Enter a label.

Footer Message

Specifies the footer message.

Enter a message.

Footer Bgcolor

Specifies the footer background color.

Enter the footer color.

Post Authentication Url

Specifies the post authentication redirection URL.

Enter a URL.

Configuring the Interface (NSM Procedure)

This section provides information about configuring the interface option for captive portal.

To configure the interface:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure the interface feature.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Captive Portal > Interface.
  4. Add or modify the interface settings as specified in Table 139.
  5. Click one:
    • OK — Saves the changes.
    • Cancel — Cancels the modifications.

Table 139: Interface Configuration Details

OptionFunctionYour Action

Name

Specifies the name of the interface.

Select a name from the list.

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for the interface.

Enter a comment.

Supplicant

Specifies the supplicant mode for this interface.

Select a supplicant from the list.

Retries

Specifies the number of retries after which the port enters a wait state.

Set the number of retries. Range: 1 through 10.

Quiet Period

Specifies the duration to wait after an authentication failure.

Set the quiet period. Range: 0 through 65535.

Server Timeout

Specifies the timeout interval for the authentication server.

Set the server timeout. Range: 1 through 60.

Session Expiry

Specifies the timeout period before session expiration..

Set the session expiration period. Range: 1 through 65535.

Configuring Traceoptions (NSM Procedure)

The traceoptions feature allows you to configure file and flag options.

To configure traceoptions:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure traceoptions.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Captive Portal > Traceoptions.
  4. Enter a comment in the traceoptions workspace that describes the traceoptions.
  5. Click one:
    • OK — Saves the changes.
    • Cancel — Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the traceoptions settings.

You can now configure the following options:

Configuring File Options (NSM Procedure)

To configure file options:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure file options.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Captive Portal > Traceoptions > File.
  4. Configure the file options as specified in Table 140.
  5. Click one:
    • OK — Saves the changes.
    • Cancel — Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the file settings.

Table 140: File Configuration Details

OptionFunctionYour Action

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for the filename.

Enter a comment.

Filename

Specifies the filename to write the traceoptions.

Enter a filename.

Replace

Specifies whether the trace files must be replaced instead of appended.

Select the Replace check box.

Size

Specifies the maximum size of the trace file.

Enter the maximum file size.

Files

Specifies the maximum number of trace files.

Set the maximum number of trace files. Range: 2 through 1000.

No Stamp

Specifies that you do not want to timestamp the trace file.

Select the No Stamp check box.

None

Specifies that neither the world-readable or no-world-readable option is enabled.

Select the option.

world-readable

Allows any user to read the log file. (Optional)

Select the option.

no-world-readable

Prevents any user from reading the log file. (Optional)

Select the option.

Configuring Flag Options (NSM Procedure)

To configure flag options:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure flag options.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Captive Portal > Traceoptions > Flag.
  4. Configure the flag options as specified in Table 141.
  5. Click one:
    • OK — Saves the changes.
    • Cancel — Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the flag settings.

Table 141: Flag Configuration Details

OptionFunctionYour Action

Name

Specifies the trace flag name.

Select a name from the list.

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for the trace flag.

Enter a comment.

Disable

Disables the trace flag.

Select the Disable check box.