The term Provisioning refers to how a Service Profile is assigned to an end-user.
There are three modes to do this:
- Assisted Provisioning
It is possible to set any Service Profile, among those available, as the Default Profile, independently of its type.
During the registration, if the Service Profile is based on restricted access mode, the end-user is redirected to a page within the Splash Portal asking for a service PIN, in order to complete the process and, thus, gain the access to the Internet.
When the Service Profile has been "consumed", the end-user is redirected to a page within the Splash Portal, where it will be possible to choose a new Service Profile to use among those available (Self-Provisioning).
Cases where the end-user is asked to the Service Profile through the Splash Portal are as follows:
- If no Default Profile has been assigned to the Venue (Auto-Provisioning). The end-user, during the registration process, is asked to choose a Service Profile among those enabled for the Self-Provisioning mode (if any).
- If there are not valid or enabled Service Profiles assigned to the end-user. In this case the end-user is asked to select a new Service Profile among those enabled to Self-Provisioning mode (if any).
The Self-Provisioning mode can be enabled for all existing Service Profiles, which will be notified as a possible choice for the end-user during the Self-Provisioning process, in the cases described above.
Please note that for the Self-Provisioning mode, the end-user is required to enter a service PIN in order to gain access to the Internet.