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RADIUS/AAA & Captive Portal Technical Overview

Ruckus Configuration

1. Log in to Ruckus ZoneDirector
Ruckus ZoneDirector

2. Go to Configure section and create new Authentication Servers
create  new Authentication Servers

Set the following parameters

  • Name: <Specify portal name>
  • Type: RADIUS
  • Auth Method: PAP
  • Backup RADIUS: Yes
  • Primary Server
  • IP Address: RADIUS Primary Server IP
  • Port: RADIUS Authentication Port
  • Shared Secret: RADIUS Shared Secret
  • Confirm Secret: RADIUS Shared Secret
  • Secondary Server
  • IP Address: RADIUS Secondary Server IP
  • Port: RADIUS Authentication Port
  • Shared Secret: RADIUS Shared Secret
  • Confirm Secret: RADIUS Shared Secret

3. Create new Accounting Servers
Create new Accounting Servers


Set the following parameters

  • Name: <Specify name>
  • Type: RADIUS Accounting
  • Backup RADIUS: Yes
  • Primary Server
  • IP Address: RADIUS Primary Server IP
  • Port: RADIUS Accounting Port
  • Shared Secret: RADIUS Shared Secret
  • Confirm Secret: RADIUS Shared Secret
  • Secondary Server
  • IP Address: RADIUS Secondary Server IP
  • Port: RADIUS Accounting Port
  • Shared Secret: RADIUS Shared Secret
  • Confirm Secret: RADIUS Shared Secret

4. Create new Hotspot Services
Create new Hotspot Services

Set the following parameters

  • Name: <Hotspot name>
  • WISPr Smart Client Support: Enabled
  • Smart Client HTTP Secure: HTTPS
  • Login Page: Splash Page URL
  • Authentication Server : Specify server created in section 3
  • Accounting Server : Specify server created in section 4
  • Walled garden: Mention all IP addresses you want to grant access to

IP addresses to your  Ruckus device

NOTE: You should look through all of your portal authentication providers and copy lists of IP addresses to your Ruckus device walled garden.

5. Create new WLAN
new WLAN

Set the following parameters

  • Name/ESSID: <Your SSID>
  • Type: Hotspot Service (WISPr)
  • Authentication Options
  • Method: Open
  • Encryption Options
  • Method: None
  • Hotspot Services: Specify server created in section 4

Your Ruckus configuration is finished.


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