Posted on 2009-04-24
I am setting up a WiFi hotspot service for my clients. I have the hardware, captive portal, and access points. The only thing I'm missing is the RADIUS server (software).
I'd like to set up the RADIUS server on one of my Linux machines. I have a choice between CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu.
The one feature I'd really like is a web-based management interface where the manager of the hotspot location can log into to generate user logins for their guests - to enable them to log in via the captive portal.
So, in other words, the manager logs in, generates username and password which get added to the RADIUS server, prints out the information, and gives it to the guest. The guest can then connect to the hotspot and log in via captive portal.
The service will be free, so no billing required, but do need to log access, online time etc.
It could be that this type of interface is separate from the RADIUS server, in which case I'm sure there must be some kind of APIs out there. I'm fairly handy with PHP, so might be able to cook something up with a little bit of help.
Anywho, any information, tips and help would be much appreciated!