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Guest Access

The guest management feature allows guest users to connect to the network and at the same time, allows the administrator to control guest user access to the network.

Aruba Central allows administrators to create a splash page profile for guest users. Guest users can access the Internet by providing either the credentials configured by the guest operators or their respective social networking login credentials. For example, you can create a splash page that displays a corporate logo, color scheme and the terms of service, and enable logging in from a social networking service such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Businesses can also pair their network with the Facebook Wi-FiWi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. service, so that the users logging into Wi-Fi hotspotsHotspot refers to a WLAN node that provides Internet connection and virtual private network (VPN) access from a given location. A business traveler, for example, with a laptop equipped for Wi-Fi can look up a local hotspot, contact it, and get connected through its network to reach the Internet. are presented with a business page, before gaining access to the network.

To enable logging using Facebook, Google, Twitter, and LinkedIn credentials, ensure that you create an application (app) on the social networking service provider site and enable authentication for that app. The social networking service provider will then issue a client ID and client secret key that are required for configuring guest profiles based on social logins.

Guest operators can also create guest user accounts. For example, a network administrator can create a guest operator account for a receptionist. The receptionist creates user accounts for guests who require temporary access to the wireless network. Guest operators can create and set an expiration time for user accounts. For example, the expiration time can be set to 1 day.

Cloud guest feature runs on the AP Foundation License. For more information, see Aruba Central License Feature Details.

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