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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎11-06-2014

User login through captive portal_ user roles

Hi,

I'm planning a wireless network for a local service provider.

Is it possible to provide differentiated services for end users based on their authentication credentials through captive portal? 

For example guest user have low speed access and registered users have a predefined bandwith acoording to a service plan.

Do i need a PEFNG license on each AP to provide such policy based bandwith control?

This will highly increase the overall cost and is not a best option for us, maybe there are some workarounds without the need for a license.

 

Kind regards,

Alex.

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Re: User login through captive portal_ user roles

magnus-troy,

 

There are two types of bandwidth restrictions:

 

1. - Total Bandwidth Restriction

2. - Sustained Bandwidth Restriction.

 

Total bandwidth can be enforced with ClearPass and Radius Accounting.

Sustained bandwidth requires the PEF license on Aruba Controllers.

 

 

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎11-06-2014

Re: User login through captive portal_ user roles

Colin Joseph,

Thank you.

Pitiful, that eitherway we need licenses. PEFNG cost the same amount as a simple AP licensec :(

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Re: User login through captive portal_ user roles

magnus-troy,

 

The PEFNG license is much more than just bandwidth control.  http://www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/products/DS_PEF.pdf

 

 If bandwidth control is all you would be using it for, it might not be worth it for you.  To others that use many of the other features, it is.

 

 

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎11-06-2014

Re: User login through captive portal_ user roles

I guess, the best solution here is to use Clear Pass.

Do we need a Guest licenses or this solution can be accomplished with basic CPPM license?

 

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Re: User login through captive portal_ user roles

Magnus-Troy,

Clear pass will only allow you disconnect after a user has reached a certain bandwidth limit. If you are authenticating users from an external database you should not need guest licenses

You should run your idea about what you want to accomplish with your Aruba sales team to make sure you design this properly.


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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