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Multiple portals

The Portal Content Editor has options to create separate portals for different sets of users. For example, if you are a conference center and you need to run conferences for three different businesses, each business will require guest access to your network to connect to the internet. Instead of having one generic portal experience, you can create multiple sets of portal pages, each tailored to one of the businesses using your facility. Using Portal Policies you can determine which portal should be presented to a user based on host attributes, such as connection location.

Any action that you perform on the Portal Content Editor only affects the portal selected in the bottom left corner of the view. Images are common to all portals.

Portal v1 pages cannot be used in a multiple portal environment. Disable Portal v1 under System > Portal Configuration and use portal v2 pages distributed with FortiNAC.

Implementation

  • Using the Portal Content Editor, create a basic portal and configure the elements that are common to all of your portals. This one will serve as your template. See Portal content editor.
  • In the Portal Content Editor under Isolation > Common there is an option to Show Portal Selector Page. Enable this option if you want to allow a user to select a Portal when the host is in Isolation and FortiNAC cannot determine the portal for that host.
  • Use the Copy option in the Portal Content Editor to create a new set of portal pages based on the template set and edit those elements that make the new portal unique to a particular group of users. See Copy a portal.
  • Select a default portal. If FortiNAC cannot determine the portal for a connecting host, the default portal is used. See Select a default portal.
  • Create a User/Host Profile for each separate Portal. The User/Host Profile is used to match a host with a Portal Policy based on host attributes. Note that FortiNAC can only discover a small set of information about the host when it connects to the network. Therefore, the attributes that can be used in the User/Host profile are limited for determining the portal to be used. It is recommended that you use host connection location, IP address, MAC Address and/or Operating System. See User/host profiles on page 1.
  • Create a Portal Policy for each separate Portal. The Portal Policy combined with the User/Host Profile determine which portal should be presented to a connecting host. See Portal policies.
  • Specific portals can be associated with one or more SSIDs using the options under SSID Mappings. When a portal is assigned to an SSID a corresponding User/Host Profile and Portal Policy are created. The SSID to which the host connects will determine the portal presented to the user. See SSID mappings.

Multiple portals

The Portal Content Editor has options to create separate portals for different sets of users. For example, if you are a conference center and you need to run conferences for three different businesses, each business will require guest access to your network to connect to the internet. Instead of having one generic portal experience, you can create multiple sets of portal pages, each tailored to one of the businesses using your facility. Using Portal Policies you can determine which portal should be presented to a user based on host attributes, such as connection location.

Any action that you perform on the Portal Content Editor only affects the portal selected in the bottom left corner of the view. Images are common to all portals.

Portal v1 pages cannot be used in a multiple portal environment. Disable Portal v1 under System > Portal Configuration and use portal v2 pages distributed with FortiNAC.

Implementation

  • Using the Portal Content Editor, create a basic portal and configure the elements that are common to all of your portals. This one will serve as your template. See Portal content editor.
  • In the Portal Content Editor under Isolation > Common there is an option to Show Portal Selector Page. Enable this option if you want to allow a user to select a Portal when the host is in Isolation and FortiNAC cannot determine the portal for that host.
  • Use the Copy option in the Portal Content Editor to create a new set of portal pages based on the template set and edit those elements that make the new portal unique to a particular group of users. See Copy a portal.
  • Select a default portal. If FortiNAC cannot determine the portal for a connecting host, the default portal is used. See Select a default portal.
  • Create a User/Host Profile for each separate Portal. The User/Host Profile is used to match a host with a Portal Policy based on host attributes. Note that FortiNAC can only discover a small set of information about the host when it connects to the network. Therefore, the attributes that can be used in the User/Host profile are limited for determining the portal to be used. It is recommended that you use host connection location, IP address, MAC Address and/or Operating System. See User/host profiles on page 1.
  • Create a Portal Policy for each separate Portal. The Portal Policy combined with the User/Host Profile determine which portal should be presented to a connecting host. See Portal policies.
  • Specific portals can be associated with one or more SSIDs using the options under SSID Mappings. When a portal is assigned to an SSID a corresponding User/Host Profile and Portal Policy are created. The SSID to which the host connects will determine the portal presented to the user. See SSID mappings.