What is it captive portal?
A captive portal is a web page accessed with a web browser that is displayed to newly connected users of a Wi-Fi or wired network before they are granted broader access to network resources. Captive portals are commonly used to present a landing or log-in page which may require authentication.
What is it Session Timeout?
Session timeout is a fairly popular option that needs to be used carefully. It is used to determine how long a device may remain authenticated before it must perform authentication again.
By default the authentication timeout is set to 5 minutes.
Argus-fw# show full-configuration user setting
The authentication timeout can be changed globally to maximum of 24 hours.
Argus-fw# config user setting Argus-fw(setting) # set auth-timeout <timeout_integer> The auth time-out range is 1-1440 minutes (24 hours) Argus-fw(Guest-group) # end
Increase session timeout above the 24 hours limit:
But what if you want your users to authenticate to the company’s wifi once in 3 days or a week.
how do you actually bypass the 24 hour limit.
To bypass this limtation you can set authtimeout <timeout> value by Group and not Global.
In group seeting you can Set the value between 1-43200 (or one minute to thirty days).
The default is set to
0, which sets the timeout to use the global authentication (24Hours).
To change group settings :
Argus-fw # config user group Argus-fw(group) # edit Guest-group Argus-fw(Guest-group) # set authtimeout <integer> The auth time-out range is 0-43200 minutes (0 = use global authtimeout value) Argus-fw (Guest-group) # end
To view the changes:
Argus-fw $ config user group Argus-fw (group) $ get Guest\ Group name : Guest Group group-type : firewall authtimeout : 43200 auth-concurrent-override: disable http-digest-realm : member : "menit"
Now all you need to do is to assign the group with the new settings, to your WIFI Configuration.