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MVP
Posts: 1,413
Registered: ‎11-30-2011

external captive portal - radius authentication vs authentication text

i can't find a clear explanation in the documentation and the different threads on airheads also miss some details i need.

 

so what is the exact difference? is it like?

 

- radius authentication

send user to external page where he / she enters credentials which are then HTTP POSTed back to IAP which sends them to configured authentication server?

 

- authentication text

send to user external page where he / she enters credentials which are checked by local page which then shows a page with a string on which the signals the authentication succeeded or not?

 

MVP
Posts: 145
Registered: ‎07-12-2012

Re: external captive portal - radius authentication vs authentication text

From my tests the conclusion is as follows:

 

- authentication text method is as follows : 

     - User gets redirected to external page

     - External page sends back to the iAP only a POST entry with text : "authenticated"

- radius authentication as follows:

    - User gets redirected to external page

    - external page returns the username and password and other hidden attributes to the iAP

    - iAP checks the information against the RADIUS server configured

    - based on the check the client would get in post auth role

    - if you are using the "role based auth" then based on the answer back from your RADIUS you could have triggers to select other post auth roles.

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MVP
Posts: 1,413
Registered: ‎11-30-2011

Re: external captive portal - radius authentication vs authentication text

thank you, makes sense. would be nice if Aruba put that in a manual or such.

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-18-2015

Re: external captive portal - radius authentication vs authentication text

Dear ,

I canot understand about this sentence:

   - External page sends back to the iAP only a POST entry with text : "authenticated"

 

It's like that?

          <form method="post" action="/cgi-bin/login">
                <input type="hidden" name="authenticated" value="authenticated" />
                <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="0" />
                <input type="submit" name="Login" value="I Agree" class="button" />
        </form>

But The Server   Return that Error Message :

<html><pre>Error in invocation. Error string - bad ret code</pre></html>

 

(So I donot how to  POST entry with text : "authenticated")

 

Thaks!

 

ltr
New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-18-2015

Re: external captive portal - radius authentication vs authentication text

Evan Lin,

 

I have the same problem.

I cannot figure out how to send back this "Authenticated" text to the IAP.

Did you find a solution ?

 

Thanks

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-18-2015

Re: external captive portal - radius authentication vs authentication text

Not Yet !!

 

But You can Try like this,before you set the right user/password in the iap

 

Jquery Code :

$("#password").val('123456');
$("#user").val('test');    
$("#wifi_form").attr("action", http://192.168.100.25/cgi-bin/login);    
$("#wifi_form").submit();

 

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