Guest Parameter for Web Authentication

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Dec 9th, 2008
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Hi Forum,

Just to find out a little more detail in regards to the guest account created for web authentication using Ambassador account.

1) If the authenticated guest did not perform a proper logout, what action will the WLC take?

2) As such, is there any timeout involved?

Where can i tune the timeout?



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CFayNTAdmin83 Tue, 12/09/2008 - 09:14
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Hi I just wanted to add what I have found regarding WCS and the guest feature.

-There are two ways to configure a "local net user". The first is a static guest ID that has the "guest" flag off. This means that the client's session will not timeout. The second is to specify the "guest" user checkbox and give it a timeout value in seconds.

This should let you control how long a user is logged in.

From the WLC login, go to SECURITY --> LOCAL NET USERS --> then click on NEW. From there you can specify a user ID and also set that optional guest user box. If you click on the Guest User box then you will see a timeout field.

With my guest account set to not be a guest user (no timeout value), I have noticed the following.

1. If a guest gets disconnected, usually they will reassociate and still be able to log in.

2. If a guest has problems, I usually tell them to disable their wireless card, close all browser windows, and then reassociate to the network.

The steps above have worked well for my setup...


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