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Export Captive Portal

I currently have 2 - 3600 controllers and captive portal is configured on one of them. Is it possible to export that captive portal page and its configurations over to my second controller in another MD? Or is there a simpler way to configre the other controller? Thanks for any information in advance.



Occasional Contributor II

Re: Export Captive Portal

You can run a tar backup, then unpack it or extract it. Then you can get to your captive portal files.


You will need to upload each file to the other(new) controller. 




Edwin Collins, ACMP-CWNA
Draeger Medical Inc - TIS-Wireless Network Specialist
Occasional Contributor II

Re: Export Captive Portal

Thanks ECollins.....


Can you walk me through those steps if possible please?


Re: Export Captive Portal

On the controller which is the source of the captive portal files:


backup flash <enter>


From the UI, select the Maintenance tab, and "backup flash" on the left.



Download this to your workstation and  take a look through the resulting files,

the captive portal files are stored under a subdirectory with the name of the captive portal profile:


-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup   3065 2012-06-07 11:58 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/acceptableusepolicy.html
-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup    312 2012-06-07 11:58 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/cpformat.txt
-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup  10352 2012-06-07 11:54 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/acme_planet_bg.jpeg
-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup   8696 2012-06-07 11:43 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/
-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup   8558 2012-06-07 11:59 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/Pruebas_Portal.html
-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup   1768 2012-06-07 11:41 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/styles.css
-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup  10352 2012-06-07 11:58 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/acme_planet.jpeg
-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup     79 2012-06-07 11:58 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/logintext.html
-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup    727 2012-06-07 11:41 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/usuario_invitado.gif
-rw-r--r-- root/nogroup   8558 2012-06-07 11:48 flash/upload/custom/ACME-cp_prof/acme_step2.html


You must then reconfigure the captive portal by uploading the individual files in the necessary sequence.


Refer to Aruba Networks Support  KB 154 and 1293


Best regards


Shawn Adams
Aruba Networks Customer Advocacy
Occasional Contributor II

Re: Export Captive Portal

Sorry i got a little busy. Follow the above post. Read the articles also remember to put your HTML files in the Top_Level and your images in content. 


Here is another link that might help you if needed for customizing the CP.


Don't forget to set your login page on the Captive Portal Auth Profile to   upload/custom/<CP-Profile-Name>/<file>



Good Luck!

Edwin Collins, ACMP-CWNA
Draeger Medical Inc - TIS-Wireless Network Specialist
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