Guest Access

A Note on Authentication code via Text Message

For Guest Portal, one of the authentication options is Authentication code via Text Message.  The authentication code can either be sent via a free method via the cell provider, or a paid aggregator such as Twillio. For the free option through the cell provider, this relies upon Email to SMS.  We have begun to receive...

Azure Social Login

Register/login to the below URL https://portal.azure.com/#home Click on App registrations.  If you cannot find this, click on More Services and search for App registrations Click on + New Registration 1. Add the name, you wish to add for the App 2. You can select any account type 3. Under Redirect Url select “Web” and the...

Captive Portal with Okta SSO

1. You will need an Okta account (it is possible to sign up for an Okta developer account following this link). 2. Under Application > Browse App Catalog 3. Search for Mist Cloud native application and select Add Integration: Select “Do not display application icon to users” and click Done. 4. On the next page navigate...

Difference between Reconnect and Reauthorize

Reconnect applies to all authentication methods. When you click Reconnect for a device, its associated AP sends a de-authentication packet to this device. The device will then disconnect from the AP.  Almost all devices connect right back to the WLAN after de-auth. Most administrators use this to manually trigger a roaming event to another AP. Reauthorize...

External Guest Portal

If you would like to create your own guest portal page with custom options for your personalized network instead of using the default portal, Mist also supports integrating with an externally hosted captive portal. This guide will walk you through configuring your external captive portal with Mist, using the attached PHP files as an example....

Guest Portal Language Selection

The Guest Portal defines the landing page customers are directed to when you configure a guest WLAN. Mist has the ability for multiple language selection in the Guest Portal for a friendly end-user global experience. Select the languages you want to include, and in these templates type in the foreign language text you would like...

Guest Portal Social Login

Guest Portal Social Login feature allows guests to connect to the network using their social network logins such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon accounts. . To setup a guest portal WLAN with social login, create a new WLAN under a site or a template under organization. . Select Open Access, this will expose options to...

Mist Guest Portal

  Updated Navigation to the Guest Portal Configuration This is a basic introduction to the simplicity of the Mist Guest Portal Keep in mind when uploading an image or logo Minimum width/height: 200px Maximum width/height: no limit Maximum File Size: 10MB Be mindful about the aspect ratio 3/7/2019 Feature Update The Guest Portal defines the...

Mist Portal Social Login – Facebook App Creation

Navigate to developer.facebook.com Navigate to My Apps > Create App Navigate to App Settings > Basic. Copy App ID and App Secret – you will need them under WLAN configuration on the Mist dashboard. Provide your privacy policy URL (required by facebook), app category and app domains. App Domain would be portal.mist.com: 4. Navigate to...

Redirect to Static Webpage

If you have a need to always redirect a WLAN to a static webpage, such as for Wi-Fi setup instructions where you have no intention of the user authenticating to the portal, you can either use the built-in Mist portal and customize the layout to your liking.  Or if you have an external webpage already...