SonicOSX 7 Users for the NSsp Series

Adding URLs to Authentication Bypass

SonicOSX Guest Services allows guest users to have access through your network directly to the Internet without access to your protected network. To do this, SonicOSX uses the IP address of the user’s computer.

Using the IP address as the identifier is useful when guest user traffic passes through a network router, as this changes the source MAC address to that of the router. However, the user’s IP address passes through unchanged.

If only the MAC address is used for identification, two clients behind the same router have the same MAC address upon reaching the network security appliance. When one client gets authenticated, the traffic from the other client is also treated as authenticated and bypasses the guest service authentication.

By using the client IP address for identification, all guest clients behind the routed device are required to authenticate independently.

To add HTTP URLs user authentication bypass in Access Rules

  1. Navigate to Users > Settings > Authentication Bypass.
  2. Click Add. The Add URL page displays.
  3. In the Add URL field, enter the URL.
  4. Click Add. A change order pop-up confirmation displays.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Update.

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