Cloud4Wi offers several ways to restrict end-users from accessing the service.
Some methods allow forcing end-users, during the first log in attempt, to enter a code (service PIN) that allows to activate an Internet plan and then access the network.
These restriction methods can also be used to enable pay-per-user services. In this case end-users have to physically go to the Venue Manager and pay a fee in order to get a service PIN and access the Internet.
Another available method is based on a shared access password that may be prompted to end-users. This is an optional password, defined for a Tenant or a Venue, which represents additional access control for end-users, to be performed after the authentication to the Splash Portal.
Auto-Provisioning with restricted access
In Auto-Provisioning mode, a new end-user is automatically provisioned with a Default Profile. If the chosen profile requires a service PIN, the end-user will be prompted to enter it before accessing to the service.
End-users can get a PIN code by going physically to the Venue Manager. Otherwise they can be manually enabled by the Venue Manager who is able to do it through the Control Panel.
Auto-Provisioning works with all sign-in methods, including the Social Log in and Click-through mode.
Self-Provisioning occurs when the Venue is not configured with a Default Profile. In this case, the end-user who performs the first login, is redirected to the Internet Plans page, where it is possible to view the list of available Internet Plans. In order to get the connection, for the first access, the end-user has to get a Service PIN related to the chosen Internet Plan and then enter it into the Splash Portal.
Also, in this case end-users should get a service PIN going physically to the Venue Manager. Registered end-users can also be manually enabled from the Control Panel.
Shared access password
By enabling this option, the Tenant or the Venue Manager are able to configure a unique password, shared among all end-users of a Tenant or a Venue, representing an additional access control, to be performed after the authentication on the Splash Portal. This can be applied after all supported sign-in methods, including Social Login and Click-through mode). An end-user who does not enter the correct password, is not able to access the service, even if correctly performing the authentication on the Splash Portal.
The Tenant or the Venue Manager are able to change the password at any time, from the Control Panel.