How it works
Subscriber’s HTTP/HTTPS session gets captured, and a subscriber is redirected to Captive portal. After an authorization condition is met (account refilled or identification passed), a subscriber is able to go online.
Captive Portal addressesк RADIUS server, which is used for resources allocation: connection time limit (session timeout), speed, traffic volume and accounting.
How it works in wireless networks
Today the legislation of almost all countries requires mandatory user identification in such networks. A tool for it can be a mobile phone (receiving an access code via text message or incoming call), login and password, or authorization in a certain service or social network.
In this scenario the cookie session is logged to a user device and stays saved for 24 hours. This allows accessing a network with no repetitive identification, while a user gets redirected to an initially requested web resource.
Stingray SG allows flexible setup of Captive portal look, where a client company corporate design, logo and favicon can be used.