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Portal content editor

The Content Editor tab on the Portal Configuration window allows you to edit the portal pages distributed with FortiNAC. If you have existing portal pages and you prefer not to use the ones distributed with FortiNAC, simply leave the Use Portal Version 1 option enabled on this window.

Use a separate browser to test Portal Pages. Testing pages in the same browser logs the Admin user out of the user interface.

In a High Availability environment, portal pages are copied every 10 minutes.

The Content Editor is navigated using the tree control on the left side. The top level of the hierarchy represents the scope, such as Registration or Remediation. The Global scope contains common items that apply to all portal pages including the Styles Editor. Within each scope are individual pages. When a page is selected the properties it contains are displayed on the right.

Each page contains properties that can be edited such as Window titles or login text. See Content fields for instructions on using the Content Editor.

The Images tab displays the images used in Portal Pages, such as the banner. Images can also be uploaded from the Images tab.

Multiple portals can be created and managed from the Content Editor. Portals can be copied and then modified. For the Content Editor the information you display and modify pertains to the set of portal pages selected in the Portal drop-down at the bottom of the view. The images stored in and uploaded to the Images tab are global across all portals. See Multiple portals.

HTML can be used to format text that will display in the captive portal web pages. Some characters are reserved for HTML and must be entered using special character combinations, such as the & or ampersand symbol, which must be entered as & to display correctly. If you enter one of these characters, a warning is displayed reminding you that it may cause issues when rendered on the web page shown to the user. For a complete list of reserved characters and charts for replacement options, see Using special characters.

You may see the same warnings when using a character in the course of formatting with HTML, such as <b>Bold</b>. This would trigger a warning because < and > are reserved characters.

Settings

Option

Definition

Use Portal Version 1

Indicates that the system should use the custom portal pages you created by hand. In addition, portal pages that can be modified with the Content Editor are provided with FortiNAC.

This option can be enabled and disabled as needed. When enabled the original custom portal pages are used. When disabled the portal pages associated with the Content Editor are used.

It is recommended that you configure the new pages first, then disable the Use Portal Version 1 option to begin using the new pages. If you disable the Use Portal Version 1 option before configuring your new pages, network users may not be able to access your network.

Adjust Width

Modifies the space available to display field titles. Slide to the right to expand the titles and contract the fields. Slide to the left to expand the fields and contract the titles.

Portal

Drop-down list of all of the existing portals. The portal selected in this field is the portal that is currently being edited. Use the Create New Portal Configuration option to add a new set of portal pages.

Copy

Copy the elements of one set of portal pages to another set. There are options to copy all elements or just the styles to create a new portal or to overwrite an existing portal. See Copy a portal.

Reset to Defaults

Resets all pages and page properties to their original factory defaults for the selected portal. This includes all user specified text.

Refresh

Refreshes the window and discards any unsaved changes.

Export

Allows you to export all portals with page properties, style sheets and images to a .zip file that can be imported on another FortiNAC or can be used as a backup of your portal page configuration. Each set of portal pages is stored as a single XML file within the .zip file. The .zip file can be edited to remove unwanted portals prior to importing. See Export portal content.

Import

Allows you to select a previous export file for import. See Import portal content.

Images Tab

Displays the images for the selected portal. Uploads new images to the appropriate location for use in the selected portal.See Upload images.

Portal content editor

The Content Editor tab on the Portal Configuration window allows you to edit the portal pages distributed with FortiNAC. If you have existing portal pages and you prefer not to use the ones distributed with FortiNAC, simply leave the Use Portal Version 1 option enabled on this window.

Use a separate browser to test Portal Pages. Testing pages in the same browser logs the Admin user out of the user interface.

In a High Availability environment, portal pages are copied every 10 minutes.

The Content Editor is navigated using the tree control on the left side. The top level of the hierarchy represents the scope, such as Registration or Remediation. The Global scope contains common items that apply to all portal pages including the Styles Editor. Within each scope are individual pages. When a page is selected the properties it contains are displayed on the right.

Each page contains properties that can be edited such as Window titles or login text. See Content fields for instructions on using the Content Editor.

The Images tab displays the images used in Portal Pages, such as the banner. Images can also be uploaded from the Images tab.

Multiple portals can be created and managed from the Content Editor. Portals can be copied and then modified. For the Content Editor the information you display and modify pertains to the set of portal pages selected in the Portal drop-down at the bottom of the view. The images stored in and uploaded to the Images tab are global across all portals. See Multiple portals.

HTML can be used to format text that will display in the captive portal web pages. Some characters are reserved for HTML and must be entered using special character combinations, such as the & or ampersand symbol, which must be entered as &amp; to display correctly. If you enter one of these characters, a warning is displayed reminding you that it may cause issues when rendered on the web page shown to the user. For a complete list of reserved characters and charts for replacement options, see Using special characters.

You may see the same warnings when using a character in the course of formatting with HTML, such as <b>Bold</b>. This would trigger a warning because < and > are reserved characters.

Settings

Option

Definition

Use Portal Version 1

Indicates that the system should use the custom portal pages you created by hand. In addition, portal pages that can be modified with the Content Editor are provided with FortiNAC.

This option can be enabled and disabled as needed. When enabled the original custom portal pages are used. When disabled the portal pages associated with the Content Editor are used.

It is recommended that you configure the new pages first, then disable the Use Portal Version 1 option to begin using the new pages. If you disable the Use Portal Version 1 option before configuring your new pages, network users may not be able to access your network.

Adjust Width

Modifies the space available to display field titles. Slide to the right to expand the titles and contract the fields. Slide to the left to expand the fields and contract the titles.

Portal

Drop-down list of all of the existing portals. The portal selected in this field is the portal that is currently being edited. Use the Create New Portal Configuration option to add a new set of portal pages.

Copy

Copy the elements of one set of portal pages to another set. There are options to copy all elements or just the styles to create a new portal or to overwrite an existing portal. See Copy a portal.

Reset to Defaults

Resets all pages and page properties to their original factory defaults for the selected portal. This includes all user specified text.

Refresh

Refreshes the window and discards any unsaved changes.

Export

Allows you to export all portals with page properties, style sheets and images to a .zip file that can be imported on another FortiNAC or can be used as a backup of your portal page configuration. Each set of portal pages is stored as a single XML file within the .zip file. The .zip file can be edited to remove unwanted portals prior to importing. See Export portal content.

Import

Allows you to select a previous export file for import. See Import portal content.

Images Tab

Displays the images for the selected portal. Uploads new images to the appropriate location for use in the selected portal.See Upload images.