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How to configure self-signed certificate for users to login captive portal without a warning page in the https page?

Scenario

How to configure self-signed certificate for users to login captive portal without a warning page in the https page?

NXC login page:

captive porta page:

 

Step

1. Confirm the captive portal page redirects successful.
 
2. Pop up the captive portal page (or NXC login page), you will see the URL shows captive portal page is unsafe. Please record the first IP address (NXC’s IP), and let’s create the certificate for allowing the user’s device to trust this page.
Captive portal URL:
NXC URL:
 
3. Create the NXC’s self-signed certificate. 
Go to CONFIGURATION > Object > Certificate > My Certificates > Add
Enter the profile name and the IP address is the same as the first IP address of the captive portal page. Select the Server “Authentication” and “Create a self-signed certificate”.
 
4. Change Server certificate that you just created and enable “Redirect HTTP to HTTPS”.
Go to CONFGIGURATION > System > WWW > Service Control > HTTPS
 
5. After you finish step 3, please open the profile again. 
Click “Export Certificate Only”.
Export the certificate and add the file extension (*.pfx, *.p12 or *.crt). 
 
 
6. Right click the certificate and install the certificate on the laptop.
 
Go Next on the first installation page and select the “Trusted Root Certificate Authorities” to save the certificate.
Click “Yes” when you see the security warning page and you will install the certificate successfully.
 

Verification

Reopen the web browser and check the captive portal and NXC login page. You will see the URL shows locked and safe.

Captive portal page:

NXC login URL:



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ARTICLE ID:017720
TYPE:Application / Configuration Example
FIRMWARE:5.40
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MODEL:NXC2500,NXC5500

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