Using a Sign-on Splash Page with Meraki Authentication is a convenient way to control user access without an Active Directory or RADIUS server. Self-registration allows users to create their own accounts for these SSIDs, without requiring an administrator manually enter this information.
This article outlines how to configure self-registration, as well as describe the end-user experience.
- Navigate to the Wireless > Configure > Access control page
- Under Splash page select Sign-on with Meraki authentication
- For the Self-registration option choose to "Allow users to create accounts"
- Upon browsing, users will be greeted by the splash page. The exact display will differ by theme and other customization options, but they will have a log on area with a Create an account button.
- Users will then be prompted for a name, e-mail address, and password
- A confirmation email will be sent to the listed email address. If the user clicks the link in the email labeled 'You have received this email in error', then the created user will be deleted out of the Dashboard.
Granting Users Access
Before a user with a self-registered account can access the network, a Dashboard administrator must authorize that user:
- Navigate to the Network-wide > Configure > Users page, and ensure the correct SSID is selected from the drop-down
- Click on the user account you wish to change the authorization of. Set the Authorization dropdown to 'Yes'
- That user account will be able to authorize through the splash page using the email address and password they created
Note: A guest ambassador account can be created to handle the authorization of user accounts, without granting additional administrative privileges.
Managing Self-registered Accounts
Once a user has created their account (or had an account created on their behalf), a welcome email will be sent to the associated email address. This email will contain a link to account.network-auth.com, where they can log in and update their account information: