Captive Portal Status¶
The Captive Portal Status page is available through the pfSense® software GUI at Status > Captive Portal.
The status page defaults to the Active Users tab which displays information about active user sessions.
The other tabs on this page are related to managing voucher rolls and not user sessions. See Vouchers for details.
Active Users Tab¶
The Active Users tab lists online users for captive portal zone configurations with and without authentication.
If the captive portal configuration contains more than one zone, the first option presented by the GUI is a drop-down list of zones. To view the sessions for a zone, select it from the Display Zone drop-down.
The list of online users contains the following information for each entry:
- IP address
The IP address of the captive portal user.
- MAC Address
The MAC Address of the captive portal user.
This field may be blank if the zone does not utilize MAC filtering.
Can be one of several things, depending on the zone configuration:
The name of an authenticated captive portal user if they logged in with a username and password.
The voucher code if the user authenticated using vouchers.
The MAC address of a host if the zone uses RADIUS with MAC Authentication.
unauthenticatedif the zone does not require authentication.
- Session Start Time
The time when the user authenticated their current session.
A icon that, if clicked and confirmed, will terminate a captive portal session. The user must authenticate again to get back online.
Active Users Status Examples¶
These figures are examples of several different user styles that may appear in the list.
For Local User Manager or RADIUS authentication with username/password, status entries look like Figure Online Captive Portal Users: User Authentication:
If a zone allows voucher-based authentication, users that signed on using a voucher look like Figure Online Captive Portal Users: Vouchers:
If a zone is set to No Authentication, status entries look like Figure Online Captive Portal Users: No Authentication: