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

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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 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.




The Google Play app store ( 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:



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


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I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to block downloading of apps from Google/Apple store - except a few whitelisted apps. This is for guest users connecting to the guest wi-fi via an Andoid/iOS phone.

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