Configure a Payment Gateway

A Payment Gateway is required when you need to bill guest users when you select Paid WiFi or Free & Paid WiFi in your Captive Portal options for a Cloud Hosted portal and the Username/Password plug-in. For more information, see Configure the Username/Password Plug-in.

Wi-Fi Cloud currently only supports Stripe for the payment gateway.

When you use Paid WiFi or Free & Paid WiFi, make sure you add the recommended sites in the Walled Garden settings of your Captive Portal. This ensures that guest users are not forced into an "in-app" or OS specific mini-browser that may by incompatible with the payment site.

  1. Open Discover.
  2. Select Configure > WiFi, then select the SSID tab.
  3. Edit an existing SSID, or create a new SSID.
  4. Select the Captive Portal tab.
  5. Select the Captive Portal check box.
  6. Select Cloud Hosted as the portal mode.

Screen shot of the Cloud Hosted Captivel Portal settings in Discover

  1. In the Authentication Plugins & Quality of Service section, click Select login method for guest WiFi users.
    The Plugins and QoS settings appear.

Screen shot of the Plugins and QoS page in Discover

  1. Select the Username/Password plug-in check box, select Allow Guest Users to Self-Register, then select one of the paid Wi-Fi methods (Paid WiFi or Free & Paid WiFi).
  2. Click in the top-right corner for Common Settings for the plug-ins. Icons appear for Email, SMS/MMS, Payment Gateway, Country Code, and Marketing Opt-in/Opt out.
  3. Click the icon for the Payment Gateway.

Screen shot of the Captive Portal common settings page in Discover

  1. From the Stripe Account drop-down list, select an existing account or select Add New to add a new Stripe account.

Screen shot of the Payment Gateway configuration in Discover

  1. Type a Name for the account.
  2. From a web browser, open the Stripe website and log in to your Stripe account.
  3. From the Stripe menu, select API.
  4. For the Live key, copy the Publishable Key and the Secret Key.
  5. Paste the keys in the Live Publishable Key and the Live Secret Key fields on the Payment Gateway Settings page in Discover.
  6. Click Save to save the Payment Gateway settings.
    You can now select this Payment Gateway account when you configure the Paid WiFi or Free & Paid WiFi settings in your portal configuration.