12-01-2016 04:00 PM
I've just started using Aruba APs, I'm using an external login (splash) page for my captive portal setup - at the moment Aruba just looks for a 'success' confirmation text in the output to grant wi-fi access.
I noticed that many people use RADIUS together with external login pages and I can't figure out why? Could anybody clarify please?
I mean, if users credentials are stored elsewhere (presumably in the same application that provides login pages), why add extra complexity? Why would somebody choose RADIUS auth over success text auth?
Also, what credentials would Aruba AP even send to RADIUS? The login page is external so Aruba doesn't get the username/password pair (unless you point external form back to APs built-in web-server?)
Thanks in advance!
12-01-2016 04:03 PM
12-01-2016 04:23 PM
Ok I see, but what credentials would Aruba send to RADIUS for verification? Since it's an external page, I assume the credentials entered weren't captured by Aruba (unless, as I mentioned earlier, you somehow direct the form to AP itself)
12-01-2016 04:26 PM
12-01-2016 04:32 PM
If the external page is hosted on the same machine as RADIUS, where would the login form (I mean HTML <form>) point to - back to Aruba AP so that it receives the credentials?
Otherwise, I don't see how Aruba would finalise RADIUS authentication?
12-01-2016 04:52 PM
12-01-2016 05:04 PM
I'm sorry, but how can credentials be submitted through the controller in case of an external login page? User enters his details on that external page, controller doesn't have them?