User Registration

  • The Dynamic Login Pages applet includes a user registration section which allows you to configure the user registration process per login page.
  • This Wiki Page will discuss these options in detail
  • If your install of RADIUSdesk does not include these features, be sure to upgrade your server to contain the latest SVN code and SQL patches.

Activating User Registration

  • Select an entry in the Dynamic Login Pages applet and edit it.
  • Under the Settings is a Registration sub-tab.
  • User registration is by default disabled.
  • When you enable it there are the following options to choose from:
Item Comment
Realm The realm the new user must belong to
Profile The profile to apply to the new user
Auto-add suffix Whether to add a suffix in addition to the username that the user specified
Suffix The word to append as a suffix to the username that the person registring provided
One user registration per device Prevent a person from registering multiple times from one device by recording the MAC Address during the registration process
Auto-add device after authentication Automatically add the MAC address of the device that the person registered with as a BYOD of the Permanent User after initial authentication
Send confirmation email Email the user their credentials after they had successfully registered (Requires email server to be configured correct)
  • Most of the options are straight forward. There are however one which might need a bit more explanation. This is the Auto-add suffix option.
  • RADIUSdesk has a limitation in that one can only register a username once.
  • This means that if I come and register at a McDonalds restaurant with my email address johnsmith@gmail.com, I will not be able to register at a Coffee shop which are also hosted on the system using the same email address.
  • To overcome this we can configure the system to automatically add a suffix and thus make the username unique.
  • This way we can have johnsmith@gmail.com@mcd_jhb and johnsmith@gmail.com@bean_jhb on the same system.
  • You'r next question will most likely be how will the user remember to add these suffix each time they log in?
  • They do not have to. We simply specify to the login page what suffix to add automatically when a permanent user logs in. If the username does not end with the specified suffix, it will automatically be added before submitting the login request.

  • This feature is also handy when you have a few hotels and you created permanent users like room1@hi_jhb, room2@hi_jhb, room3@hi_jhb etc.
  • The vistor can then also simply type in room1 and the suffix will automatically be added.
  • This way you can host a big number of hotels each having a room1 user.