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I want that client should not connect for specific time interval once they finish their session..Possible?

Dear All,


This is regarding Cisco WLC 2504. I have open SSID and users are connecting. I want that client should not connect for specific time interval once they finish their session. 


For ex. If one user is connect and after specific time for ex 20 mins he should get disconnect and for that day he should not connect again. The next day he can connect again(time frame - 12 Hours).


One way is I can use guest portal and users are provided with time interval of 20 mins, and if same user wants to connect tomorrow then new username and password should be generated again for him.

Is there any other way, SSID will be open.


Thank You,


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Hi Abhisar, did you consider

Hi Abhisar, 

did you consider using external Authentication server along with a web authentication, then i guess you can set the user attributes at the external server, maybe you can use the clients MAC address to authenticate on external server although it's a  week authentication.


Creating Guest User Accounts

Creating Guest User Accounts as a Lobby Ambassador (GUI)

    Step 1  Log into the controller as the lobby ambassador, using the username and password. The Lobby Ambassador Guest Management > Guest Users List page appears.
    Step 2  Click New to create a guest user account. The Lobby Ambassador Guest Management > Guest Users List > New page appears.
    Step 3  In the User Name text box, enter a name for the guest user. You can enter up to 24 characters.
    Step 4  Perform one of the following:
    • If you want to generate an automatic password for this guest user, select the Generate Password check box. The generated password is entered automatically in the Password and Confirm Password text boxes.

    • If you want to create a password for this guest user, leave the Generate Password check box unselected and enter a password in both the Password and Confirm Password text boxes.


      Passwords can contain up to 24 characters and are case sensitive.

    Step 5  From the Lifetime drop-down lists, choose the amount of time (in days, hours, minutes, and seconds) that this guest user account is to remain active. A value of zero (0) for all four text boxes creates a permanent account.

    Default: 1 day

    Range: 5 minutes to 30 days


    The smaller of this value or the session timeout for the guest WLAN, which is the WLAN on which the guest account is created, takes precedence. For example, if a WLAN session timeout is due to expire in 30 minutes but the guest account lifetime has 10 minutes remaining, the account is deleted in 10 minutes upon guest account expiry. Similarly, if the WLAN session timeout expires before the guest account lifetime, the client experiences a recurring session timeout that requires reauthentication.


    You can change a guest user account with a nonzero lifetime to another lifetime value at any time while the account is active. However, to make a guest user account permanent using the controller GUI, you must delete the account and create it again. If desired, you can use the config netuser lifetime user_name 0 command to make a guest user account permanent without deleting and recreating it.

    Step 6  From the WLAN SSID drop-down list, choose the SSID that will be used by the guest user. The only WLANs that are listed are those WLANs for which Layer 3 web authentication has been configured.

    We recommend that you create a specific guest WLAN to prevent any potential conflicts. If a guest account expires and it has a name conflict with an account on the RADIUS server and both are on the same WLAN, the users associated with both accounts are disassociated before the guest account is deleted.

    Step 7  In the Description text box, enter a description of the guest user account. You can enter up to 32 characters.
    Step 8  Click Apply to commit your changes. The new guest user account appears in the list of guest users on the Guest Users List page.

    From this page, you can see all of the guest user accounts, their WLAN SSID, and their lifetime. You can also edit or remove a guest user account. When you remove a guest user account, all of the clients that are using the guest WLAN and are logged in using that account’s username are deleted.

    Step 9  Repeat this procedure to create any additional guest user accounts.


    Click HERE for more details.