What are the enhancements made in the Accounting options for Captive Portal network in Aruba Instant version and how do I configure them?

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This article explains the new accounting options introduced in IAP OS version
There are two Accounting modes –

  1. Association mode Accounting - accounting starts after Captive Portal client association and stops after clients disassociation.
  2. Association mode accounting - accounting starts after Captive Portal authentication and stops after clients logout.

This article applies to all the IAPs running a minimum OS version of


Environment : All the sample outputs in this article has been tested on IAP 135 running



  1. Create a New SSID and navigate to Security
  2. Select the splash page as "External-Radius Authentication" or "External- Authentication text".
  3. Select "association" or "authentication" from the accounting drop down as show below:




Additionally, we can configuration accounting interval in minutes.


The command “show ap debug auth-trace-buf” shows the details of accounting messages being exchanged.



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