Controller-less WLANs

How to permit Google play store access for Aruba Instant external captive portal guest users?

by on ‎07-05-2014 06:22 PM

Introduction :

 

There could be occasions when we need to permit Google play store access for guest users, A common example could be a hotel environment where unauthenticated users are allowed to access the hotel website and directed to Google play store to download their Apps.

 

Environment : This article applies to all the Aruba Instant APs running a minimum OS version of 6.1.2.3-2.0 and Above.

 

Configuration Steps :

 

Aruba Instant has a feature called Walled garden and it typically controls a user's access to web content and services. Walled garden access is needed when an external captive portal is used.

 

rtaImage.png

 

The Google Play app store (play.google.com) is a cloud service, and the addresses it uses may change regularly. This presents a challenge to permit access to those ranges. The current solution is to permit these addresses that are known to be used by the Android Marketplace, as shown here:
 

.ggpht.com
android.clients.google.com
play.google.com

 

rtaImage.png


This should allow the guest users to download anything on Google Play

 

Search Airheads
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Is this a frequent problem?

Request an official Aruba knowledge base article to be written by our experts.