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Cloudifi Guest Connect Demo Setup Instructions

Set-up Instructions for Cloudifi Guest Connect in the Meraki Dashboard   

Cloudifi Guest Connect is a simple, robust, reliable, secure and fast Captive Portal for use with Cisco Meraki APs and MX Security Appliances. 

Please note: we don’t have a customer facing portal, all configuration is done by our team based on the request submitted by the customer via the form found at https://www.cloudifigc.com/pages/cloudifigc-order for live installations.

The authenticated Guests can be viewed directly in the Meraki Dashboard under Network>Clients - here you can click into their session to obtain details on it, revoke it, whitelist the client etc.

If you have any questions, please email the team at Cloudifi using our contact page.

Set Up Steps for the Demo solution

Some setup of the Meraki Dashboard is required to use Cloudifi Guest Connect. In particular, “Matching the Filter-Id RADIUS attribute with a Group Policy for sign-on splash” is required, as well as Radius Accounting and Domain names for Walled Gardens enabled on the Meraki Dashboard – please contact Meraki support to have these turned on within your organisation. 

More info on the Filter-ID RADIUS attribute is mentioned below:
https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Splash_Page/Configuring_RADIUS_Authentication_with_a_Sign-on_Splash_Page
*Required* Email info@cloudifigc.com with the MAC addresses of the APs you wish to trial the solution on
Go to “SSIDs” Create your SSID eg. “Company_Guest”
Go to the “Access Control” page for this SSID and set the parameters as per below
Association Requirements - Open (no encryption)
Splash Page - Sign on with "My Radius Server"

 

Radius for Splash Page

Host : radgc01.cloudifigc.com
Port : 1812
Secret : ykNx6cG6PspLw5Nuzc6L6Q78
Host : radgc02.cloudifigc.com
Port : 1812
Secret : ykNx6cG6PspLw5Nuzc6L6Q78

 

Radius Accounting - ENABLE

Host : radgc01.cloudifigc.com
Port : 1813
Secret : ykNx6cG6PspLw5Nuzc6L6Q78
Host : radgc02.cloudifi.com
Port : 1813
Secret : ykNx6cG6PspLw5Nuzc6L6Q78

Enable data-carrier detect: disabled (if this option is present in your Dashboard)

Test Radius operation with username "meraki-ping", password "ping-test", to test that our Cloud Radius server is reachable.

IMPORTANT: If not reachable, please send the export of your Meraki Dashboard Firewall settings (csv file) to us asking for these to be added to our Guest Connect servers – once we confirm they have been added you can test again.

Captive portal strength: Block all access until sign-on is complete

Walled garden - this should be enabled and must include the following domains:

*.cloudifigc.com

*.shopify.com

www.sandbox.paypal.com

*.paypal.com

*.paypalobjects.com

Go to “Splash Page” settings and set the appropriate URL for the version of Guest Connect

For our Corporate Version demo of Guest Connect with Sponsored Access - Under Custom splash URL set:  https://testgcent.cloudifigc.com/landing.aspx?r=AuthReq.aspx

For the Paypal Version demo of Guest Connect with Paid-for Access – Under the Custom splash URL set: http://demogc.cloudifigc.com/landing.aspx?r=paypal.aspx

For the Standard Time and Data Limited Version demo of Guest Connect – Under the Custom splash URL set: http://demogc.cloudifigc.com/landing.aspx?r=simple.aspx

Set Splash Frequency : Every Thirty Days

Set Where should users go?: The URL they were trying to fetch

Once set up is completed successfully you can connect to the SSID and you will be presented with the Splash page to sign in automatically.