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Posts: 25
Registered: ‎07-02-2014

Google Chrome -- Error on captive acknowledgement guest portal

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Has anyone else encountered the following error when enabling the acknowledgement capitve portal while using Chrome?

 

Can anything be done to correct this issue?

Aruba
Posts: 1,279
Registered: ‎08-29-2007

Re: Google Chrome -- Error on captive acknowledgement guest portal

try to browse to a non-google page.  I see this a lot, but not sure if there is a way around it.

 

It will be fine in another browser.


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ACCP, ACMP, ACMX #294
mclarke@arubanetworks.com
Aruba Employee
Posts: 200
Registered: ‎07-14-2013

Re: Google Chrome -- Error on captive acknowledgement guest portal

Hi,

The reason for the error is because news.google.com is accessed via HTTPS. In any captive portal implementation, the networking device have to capture the HTTPS traffic and redirect it to a splash page. As part of this process, it has no choice but to hijack the HTTPS connection. Because HTTPS is a secure protocol specifically designed to detect such hijackings, one will see warnings like this in the browser. It is unfortunately not avoidable, one of the few imperfections in all captive portal implementations :)

Thanks,

Yan
Aruba
Posts: 1,279
Registered: ‎08-29-2007

Re: Google Chrome -- Error on captive acknowledgement guest portal

yes true.  Unfortunately in Chrome, it doesn't give the option to continue like other browsers


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mclarke@arubanetworks.com
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Posts: 7,852
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Google Chrome -- Error on captive acknowledgement guest portal

If you are doing randomly generated guest accounts, there is no need to use https. Switching to http will solve these issues.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
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