Technical Note: Improve the Captive Portal experience for users with HTTPS home pages
Improve the Captive Portal experience for users with HTTPS home pages
When devices are isolated and they open a browser, the user is presented with an SSL error instead of the Captive Portal when the user has a homepage that redirects to HTTPS.
Most homepages are set to something like "www.google.com" and the web server is responsible for redirecting the browser to "https://www.google.com", causing the error since Network Sentry does not have a valid certificate for google.com or whatever HTTPS site is being hit.
An improvement can be made by allowing the browser to hit the Login Menu of the Captive Portal on HTTP before forcing HTTPS on the pages that require credentials.
Here are some steps that improve the experience that isolated devices have when their home pages are set to a site that redirects to HTTPS:
SSH to the Application Server or Control Application Server
Use YAMS_RedirectToHTTPS $name
# Use YAMS_RedirectToHTTPS $name
service httpd restart
In the Network Sentry Admin UI, navigate to "System --> Portal Configuration"
Expand the "Registration" branch