Enabling your splash page on your UniFi network

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Enabling your splash page on your UniFi network

In this article we will add a new site to a UniFi controller and enable a Fydelia guest splash page as an external captive portal.

PREREQUISITES

  • You can follow this guide using a “ui.com” access to your controller, for making the necessary changes 
  • You will need to be able to provide the Fydelia configuration with an external URL to your controller.  Using a “ui.com” URL will not work.  For example:  https://10.20.30.40:8443/manage 
    This is because Fydelia needs to be able to contact your controller directly, in order to authenticate guest devices on to your network.
  • You will need to be able to provide the Fydelia configuration with an admin username and password.  It does not have to be a full admin (adopt devices, vview pending etc) but it cannot be read only.  Just a basic admin.

First add a new site.  We’ll call this “Test site”

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If you’re connected directly to the controller (and not through UI.com) you’ll notice in the URL there is a unique Site ID.  Fydelia will need this ID later when configuring the splash page:

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Default Site:  If your site ID is “default”, this is not a problem.  In Fydelia you will simply specify the external IP of your controller instead of the Site ID

Click settings and view the WiFi

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Click ADD NEW GUEST HOTSPOT

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Give this SSID a name, such as “Free WiFi”.  Enable guest portal and set the authentication type to “External Portal Server”

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In the External Portal Server area, enter the IP

144.76.195.139

Under the “Advanced” configuration options, set the sliders like this:

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As you can see for Hostname, you need to enter: ondemand.fydelia.com

Under “Allowed Authorization Access” enter the IP address of Fydelia’s portal:

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That completes the settings for the captive portal.

In order to add the settings to your Fydelia splash page, read this how-to

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