Extend ISE Guest portal provisionig form

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Jul 9th, 2012
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is it possibile to customize the Guest Portal by adding some fields in the registration form ?

For example I need to add:

  • input text field used to enter guest ID number
  • dropdown menu containing a list of organizational unit prepopulated with an ldap query

More in general, is it possibile to customize the Guest Portal web application by adding custom business logic implemented with jsp or Java class ?




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Tarik Admani Mon, 07/09/2012 - 13:32
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Current the customization for the guest portal is limited to the field entries, logo and colors (appearance), you can not add any libraries or custom fields.


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fabiocanepa Mon, 07/09/2012 - 13:40
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Hi Tarik,

thank you for the quick answer.

Do you think is it possible to develop a full custom web application used to implement guest self-provisiong portal that interact with WLC?

Tarik Admani Mon, 07/09/2012 - 13:46
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No all the libraries are locked down and trying gain support for this will be impossible. the best bet is to file a feature enhancement.

Just out of curiosity what are you looking to implement?


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fabiocanepa Mon, 07/09/2012 - 13:57
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Basically I would like to extend the guest registration form by adding new fields and adding some custom business logic used to implement the validation of these fields.

More in details a guest should provision him self by providing also the badgeID received at the reception and by providing the organizational unit of his sponsor and then the "guest portal" should ensure the the value provided by the guest are valid by checking against some external system (ldap and a database).

I know these are quite special requirements and usually "legacy web application" cannot be extended in this way because it's very difficult: I would like to know what is the best way to implement these special requirements to implement extremely custom "Guest provisiong" in a Cisco environment.

Tarik Admani Mon, 07/09/2012 - 14:10
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Why not have the receptionist create the guest account for them and hold them accountable for creating the usernames in that specific format? The purpose of guest management and the guest portal is to force some sort of AUP and identity of the guests as they enter the network. You can modify the fields in the portal to include what you are wanting them to enter....

For example you can create the username based on the email address they provide their first and last name, under the username settings. However, you can modify the first name and last name field to have the guest enter the fields you want so the username can be constructed from that.


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fabiocanepa Mon, 07/09/2012 - 14:19
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Yes you're right that if the receptionist could create the guest account we can skip the badgeID verification... but our customer want self-registration without aid from the receptionist...

So we must have a webapplication that perform guest provisionig by also validating some fields against external systems.

Thanx for your support!

Venkatesh Attuluri Tue, 05/28/2013 - 02:53
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Currently ISE we customize these fields only

Login Page Logo,Login Page Background  Image , Banner Logo ,Banner Background  Image , Login Background  Color  Banner Background  Color  Content Background Color


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