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Reinaldo

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Hi All,

Is there a way to use Kerio Control and have a captive portal to register or login customers?
I've read this would be available in version 8.4. I can't find a way to do it.
Thanks for your help.
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Reinaldo

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Kerio,
This a customer request and a reseller is trying to sell a Kerio Control instead of other product.
Can anybody help?
Thanks.
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ksnyder

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Interfaces-->Guest Networks. You must have an interface in that grouping. Then, set up your "captive portal" page at Domains and User Login --> Guest Interfaces

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Reinaldo

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Thanks Ken.
How can we eliminate the "Continue" button since the user must logon in Kerio if he/she has a registration or must register first.
It cannot continue without authentication.
Thanks in advance.
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Brian (GFI/Kerio)

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If you want to force user login, you can enable the option in "Domains and User Login" to "Always require users to be logged in when accessing web pages".

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Reinaldo

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Brian,

The "Continue" button takes you directly to the Internet, without authentication. This is the problem here.
I'd like all customers go first to a specific web page (in an external server preferably) in order to have full control of him/her.
Is this possible?
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Reinaldo - if these are customers who are accessing the guest network then these users are an exception to Kerio's licensing in that you are able to provide an unlimited number of guest users on that interface. They'll share a single ID and password. "guest" + shared_password_of_your_choice

In exchange for this (essentially) free service, the product's ability to track individual "guest" users is restricted. You either grant them access to the Internet or you don't. You can specify web/content filtering rules to the Guest Interface(s) if you'd like in order to prevent customers/guests from accessing objectionable sites and content. By default/definition users on the Guest Interface do not have access to your LAN.

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Reinaldo

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Hi Ken,
Looks like the guest interface will not work the way customer wants.
Any other suggestion?
Thanks.
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ksnyder

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Reinaldo,

At this point I'd be guessing exactly what it is that your customer wants. Can you explain to the community exactly what the customer wants? We'd love to help you sell Kerio Control to this customer!

Thanks,
Ken

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Reinaldo

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Ken,
Thanks for your time.
What customer wants is simple: Wifi access to registered customers of the shopping.
In order to do that we discussed the possibility of building a portal where customer should login or register (if not logged in yet).
We are trying to find a way using Kerio Control with the addition of an Apache web server, an LDAP and possibly a RADIUS server.
We are open to suggestion from who has more experience in this area and, in particular, using Kerio Control.
The total number of users should reach 100 in the first phase.
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Ernesto (Kerio)

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Hi Reinaldo,

The guest network feature in Kerio Control may not be the correct one for what you are planning on doing. It is designed for users that typically would not require authentication (guests).

Using a separate LAN interface in Kerio Control maybe the way to go. Kerio Control will then be able to use LDAP/Kerberos to authenticate users with an existing MS AD or Apple OD server. Kerio Control includes its own authentication page and RADIUS server, but it maybe possible to authenticate with a separate web server (this would require some testing to find out feasibility).

Have you seen the authentication page in Kerio Control? maybe that can work as is, without doing anything else. Take a look and let us know, but be aware that you need to switch to test in a regular LAN (not guest network) in Kerio Control.


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Reinaldo

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Ernesto, thanks for your feedback. The main issue is that the user has to create its own registration. We cannot do it manually.
We can use any Control LAN interface but the registration must be done by the customer.
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Ernesto (Kerio)

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Hola Reinaldo,

In that case you definitively need something beyond (registration website) what Kerio Control by itself is able to do. Here is what I think you need. Let me know if it is correct:

1. Identify unauthenticated users
2. Redirect them to authentication/registration page. The account created will have to become available to Kerio control for verification.
3. Authenticate them (locally or with AD/OD)
4. Give them access to the Internet upon successful authentication


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Reinaldo

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Hola Ernesto,

You are right. If you can tell me your thoughts on how to do it we'll be really glad.
Thanks in advance.

[Updated on: Sun, 12 July 2015 17:05]

Reinaldo

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Ken/Ernesto,
Any possible solution using Kerio Control?
Has anybody else a suggestion?
Thanks.
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