Captive Portal using Doloradius and Coovachilli


Captive Portal using Doloradius and Coovachilli

                                                                               By  Sreedevi K Nair

OOAC LLC implemented captive portal for one of its clients using doloradius and coovachilli. The implementation was done on Ubuntu 12.04.

Some of the client prerequisites include:

  • A perimeter firewall to load balance the twin internet connection and provide access to the LAN and to Guests.

  • Guests should be provided with limited and verified access to internet only and not  corporate LAN.

How was the process carried out?

Shorewall was used to provide firewalling, link load balancing as well as separation of the LAN and Guest Networks. Coovachilli was used to grab  intercept browsers of unauthenticated Guest users and direct them to the AAA page. Coovachilli was integrated with doloradius and MySQL so granular user access schemas could be configured, with a cupon  based system, as well as detailed reports of usage.

Outsource Online and Consulting(OOAC) is an  Ashland VA based information technology company provides ‘24 x7 ’ reliable support to our clients. We are partnered with Microsoft, Oracle and  RedHat and offers best practice methodology on   software deployments. OOAC is proud to report our customer retention rate is at 100%. We suggest companies request for a no-obligation quote from us on network, system administration, database and security areas and discover increased  ROI and quality of service.

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