Kiwire™ 2.0

Device Configuration : FortiWiFi with firmware version 5.2

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1. Setup the FortiWiFi Hostname

In the settings, under the tab System / Dashboard / Status you need to change the hostname with the following settings:

2. Add the RADIUS server

Under the tab User&Device / RADIUS Servers you need to create a record for primary RADIUS server with the following settings:

Then, you need to configure a FortiGate unit to send accounting interim updates to the Kiwire™ server to update the status of an active session. In the CLI console, run the following command:

config user radius
edit [name] #name Kiwire
config accounting-server
edit 1
set status enable
set server [IP] # IP of Kiwire
set secret [secret] # shared secret key
set acct-interim-interval [duration] #duration between each interim update (600 to 86400 seconds)

Here is the sample output:

You can also test a FortiGate user authentication to Kiwire™ server. Below is the RADIUS diagnostic command:

Fortigate # diagnose test authserver radius radius-server pap user1 password1

Here is the sample output:

As the next step, you need to create a user in User&Device / User Definition settings:

In User&Device / User Groups you need to create an authentication group:

3. Create a “WALLED GARDEN”

To allow the user to get the content thru the Kiwire™ Page to connect you need to allow specific IP addresses. To do so, go to Policy & Objects / Addresses. You can create required records based on the table below. You can merge them under one title to make it more clean to understand and allow better management. Specific records for Google, Facebook and Twitter should be created only when you use social networks for authentication.

Also, adding the synchroweb socialgate :

Go to Policy & Objects > Objects > Addresses and create an address for the captive portal.

Go to Policy & Objects > Policy > IPv4. Create a security policy for unauthenticated users that allows access only to the captive portal.

In the CLI, enable bypass of the captive portal so that the user can make the initial contact with the external server.

4. Create the Internet access security policy

The first rule for allowing the access to selected sources for not-authenticated users

5. Create the WiFi Network

Go to System > Network > Interface to create the WiFi SSID with the following settings:


  1. Login to Kiwire™ Captive Portal; http://Kiwire_IP_Address/admin
  2. Go to Device > NAS and add NAS for FortiAP

  1. Go to Device > Zone and create a zone for the FortiWiFi. We can assign the zone based on NAS ID, VLAN, IP address, or SSID.
  2. After that, edit the zone and click AddFinally, you have completed the configuration of both Kiwire™ and FortiWiFi. Next is you need to design a landing page, create user profile and create user and assign the landing page to the zone desired. You may refer toKiwire™ 2.0 Directory/ for setting up landing page, user profile, users, and other details of Kiwire™.

For configuration of Captive Portal on LAN interface, just amend the External Authentication Portal where we need to add “?nasid=[FortiWiFi MAC Address]

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