This guide shows how to configure an Aruba instant Access Point (iAP) for SpotOn.
Log in to your Aruba iAP’s GUI. It is recommended to update your device firmware to the latest available version.
You will require a RADIUS password and a Custom URL from the SpotOn Support team. Chat with us, send an e-mail ([email protected]) or give us a call (050 211 5201).
The first step in configuring your access point is to setup a new network. Under the network section select New:
A configuration dialog box appears. Enter the name (SSID) of your WLAN network and select GUEST in Primary usage. Press Next to continue:
Under VLAN keep the default settings and press Next to continue:
Select External as the Splash page type. Under Captive portal profile create a new profile. Select RADIUS Authentication as Type and enter the following in IP or hostname and URL fields:
IP or hostname: portal.spotonwifi.com URL: /auth/vendor/[CUSTOM ID]/aruba Port: 443
Note: SpotOn support can provide you your CUSTOM ID.
Under Auth Server 1 create a new RADIUS server and add the following parameters:
IP Address: 184.108.40.206 Auth Port: 1812 Accounting Port: 1813 Shared key: Ask the SpotOn team for the RADIUS password
If you want to set a password on this SSID you can set it by enabling Encryption. To keep it Open Encryption should be disabled. Finally your settings would look like this. Press Next to continue:
Under Access Rules select Role-based:
Under Roles create a new profile named “before_login”. Create a new access rule for it:
Similarly, create rules for all the domains listed below. This is required in order to make captive portal and social login work properly:
spotonwifi.com facebook.com facebook.net fbcdn.net akamaihd.net fbcdn.net atdmt.com accounts.google.com ssl.gstatic.com twitter.com abs.twimg.com syndication.twitter.com api.twitter.com abs-0.twimg.com pbs.twimg.com instagram.com ajax.cloudflare.com placehold.it placeholdit.imgix.net
Check the “Assign pre-authentication role” option and select “before_login”:
To make Aruba’s MAC format used in RADIUS packets compatible with SpotOn’s RADIUS server add the following commands in your SSID’s profile after accessing your Instant AP via command line:
94:b4:0f:cd:e4:04# configure 94:b4:0f:cd:e4:04 (config) # wlan ssid-profile aruba_guest 94:b4:0f:cd:e4:04 (SSID Profile "aruba_guest") # auth-pkt-mac-format upper-case delimiter - 94:b4:0f:cd:e4:04 (SSID Profile "aruba_guest") # end 94:b4:0f:cd:e4:04# commit apply
The configuration is now complete.