Hardware and Networks
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.
- 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”
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:
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
Click ADD NEW GUEST HOTSPOT
Give this SSID a name, such as “Free WiFi”. Enable guest portal and set the authentication type to “External Portal Server”
In the External Portal Server area, enter the IP
Under the “Advanced” configuration options, set the sliders like this:
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:
That completes the settings for the captive portal.
In order to add the settings to your Fydelia splash page, read this how-to