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Guest user settings

Guest users are users who don't have an account and want to connect to your network to access the internet. You can add (register) guest users or allow them to register through the guest user portal. Use these settings to allow guest users to register through the guest user registration page and to configure guest user authentication settings and default group.

The captive portal is a web page where guest users authenticate when attempting to access a website. After authentication, it allows users to proceed to their requested destination or redirects them to a URL that you specify. See Web authentication.

Guest user general settings

Username prefix: Prefix to be used for generation of a user name for guest users.

Group: Group to assign to guest users. Users inherit the policies specified by the group.

Password length: Number of characters for the generated password for guest users. Longer passwords offer improved security. The maximum password length for the captive portal is 50.

Password complexity: Type of password to use for generated passwords. More complex passwords offer improved security.

Disclaimer: Message to be printed below user credentials to inform users about legal liabilities and charges for using the internet.

Auto purge on expiry: Purge user details when the user’s validity period expires.


This setting does not affect logs.

Guest user registration settings

Enable guest users registration: Allow users to register themselves as guest users through the user portal.

SMS gateway: Gateway to which the SMS containing the guest user credentials should be sent.

Guest username: Method to use for assigning guest username. If you don't select Use cell number as username, the username will be generated using the value specified in Username prefix.

User validity (duration in days): Validity of guest users in days.

Default country code: Default country code to display with the cell phone number on the guest user registration page.

CAPTCHA verification: Require guest users to provide CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart) code verification on the guest user registration page.

SMS gateway

An SMS gateway allows sending and receiving short message service (SMS) messages for guest user registration. The firewall supports HTTP and HTTPS-based SMS service.