External Captive Web Portal integration?

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Hi everyone!

I have some questions that I hope someone can help me with....

Question no. 1 : can we use.enable L2TP on the AeroHive AP's ?

What we want to achieve is this : propagation of AP's MAC addresses, throughout VLAN's, or without VLAN's, using a layer 2 tunnelling protocol, across a public network, in order to obtain authentication in a centralised manner remotely .
Is there any other way to propagate MAC addresses for authentication, upon a public network ?

Is it interoperable, as a standard protocol, with CISCO and LinuX ?
For example, can we start an tunnel on an AP and terminate it into a LinuX server/CISCO 1800 router ?

Question no. 2 :

I need the details of the protocol used for integration of an External Captive Portal into the HiveManager ( virtualised version ).
What protocol is used and what are the commands available for it.
I suppose it is an HTTP based one.

If there is any Whitepaper avaliable regarding external Captive Web Portals i would be very glad if someone could provide me with it.

Thank you!

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The preferred layer 2 tunneling protocol used by Aerohive products is GRE, not L2TP. We can initiate those tunnels from APs and terminate them on another AP within your DMZ at HQ, or on our CVG (Linux based, runs on VMWare EXSi). It possibly could terminate on a Cisco router or other Linux box, but our QA team has done no testing in that regard, so there are no promises.

I do not quite understand your second question, can you elaborate on what you want to accomplish?
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Claudiu SANDOR

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Good evening, in respect to the second question, this is the scenario : the AP should connect to an external CVP, for authentication purposes of the connected clients. The external CVP is necessary since the authentication method requires the password to be delivered by means of email, throughout a walled garden configuration, thus the external CVP will be linked to an email server as well as an radius server. The question is : between the AP and the external CVP, the protocol used for communication of the authentication credentials is HTTP, standard ?

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Sarah Banks

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Ales, please work with your local sales team or open a ticket with support, as these sound like support issues. Through either channel, you'll be able to obtain information on external CWPs. Thanks!