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About Authentication Sites and Walled Garden

You can configure authentication sites and a walled garden for your Captive Portal.

  • Authentication Sites — You can configure a list of authentication sites that the guest user can use for authentication to get access to the Internet. The guest user can only get access to these IP addresses or domains after the they accept the terms and conditions displayed on the splash page. The list of authentication sites includes social media sites like Facebook or LinkedIn. After successful authentication, the guest user is provided access to the Internet.
  • Walled Garden — A walled garden is a method to provide a list of restricted Internet sites that guest users can get access to without redirection to a portal splash page. If the mode of authentication is External Splash page for Sign-in/Click-through, you can restrict access to walled garden destinations if the guest user does not accept the terms and conditions specified on the splash page. If parts of the portal page (such as images) are put on a web server, the IP address of the web server must be included in this list for the content to be successfully displayed.

When you create a portal with Engage, you can see the list of required authentication sites and walled garden sites for a splash page based on the authentication methods you configured.

To see the authentication sites and walled garden sites that you should add in your portal configuration:

These settings are automatically added if you created and configured a portal for a Wi-Fi network with the Go application.

  1. Open Engage.
  2. Select a campaign.
  3. For a Splash Page, click Splash page edit icon.

Engage splash page select Walled Garden

  1. Select Walled Garden.

This list displays both the list of Walled Garden and Authentication Sites required for the Captive Portal settings in the SSID Profile.

Engage Walled Garden and Authentication Sites

Configure Authentication Sites

To configure authentication sites:

  1. Click Add.
  2. Type the details of the authentication site.

Field

Description

Destinations

Domain name, sub domain name, host name, subnet, or IP address to which the rule applies.

You can provide a comma-separated list of more than one host name. For example, 192.168.8.173, www.facebook.com,

Default Ports

Port number

You can provide a comma-separated list of port numbers or port ranges. For example, 20-22, 81, 443.

  1. To delete an authentication site from the list, select the authentication site entry and click Remove.

Recommended Authentication Sites

If you use social media authentication with your portal, add these destinations to the Authenticated Sites so that the guest user can log in through the splash page.

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Authenticated Sites

Facebook

  • facebook.com
  • facebook.net
  • fbcdn.net

Twitter

  • twitter.com
  • twimg.com
  • akamaihd.net

LinkedIn

  • linkedin.com
  • licdn.com
  • akamaihd.net

Google

  • google.com
  • google.co.xx (country specific)
  • gstatic.com
  • googleapis.com
  • fonts.gstatic.com (for captive portal fonts if you removed gtatic.com entry)
  • fonts.googleapis.com (for captive portal fonts if you removed googleapis.com entry)
  • googleusercontent.com
  • lh5.googleusercontent.com - (for images used in google forms)

Vimeo

  • vimeo.com
  • vimeocdn.com
  • google-analytics.com
  • akamaihd.net
PollDaddy
  • polldaddy.com

YouTube

  • youtube.com
  • googlevideo.com
  • ytimg.com
  • google.com
  • googleusercontent.com (for thumbnail images)
  • lh5.googleusercontent.com (for thumbnail images)

 

Instagram

  • instagram.com
  • akamaihd.net

Foursquare

  • foursquare.com
  • 4sqi.net

Set Up a Walled Garden

To set up a walled garden:

  1. Click Add.
  2. Type the details of the walled garden site.

Field

Description

Destinations

Domain name, subdomain name, host name, subnet, or IP address to which the rule applies. You can provide a comma-separated list of more than one host name. For example, 192.168.8.173, www.facebook.com, 192.168.121.0/24.

Default Ports

Port number.
You can provide a comma-separated list of port numbers or port ranges. For example, 20-22, 81, 443.

To delete an exempted destination, select the entry and click Remove.

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