Smart Authentication is a type of MAC authentication that ties a user device to user account and pre-authenticates a user when opening the Welcome Portal.
This is a MAC-based authentication is supported when the access point used is able to send the user's MAC address to the Welcome Portal.
When Smart Authentication is enabled and the end-user opens the Welcome Portal for the first time on his/her device, he/she will follow the normal authentication method, according to the Sign-up Method selected in the Admin Panel.
After access has been successfully authenticated, Volare internally stores the MAC address of the end-user.
When the end-user opens the Welcome Portal during second access with Smart Authentication enabled, he/she don't have to manually authenticate: the Welcome Portal recognizes the MAC address of the end-user and automatically sends an access request to the RADIUS server.
If the request is successful, then the end-user can just open the Welcome Portal and be automatically logged in.
Note: Log out Button
Please note that when Smart Authentication is enabled, the Logout button will not be available in the Welcome Portal.