In previous chapters, we covered everything essential to the core functionality of pfSense. In Chapter 1, Initial Configuration, and Chapter 2, Essential Services, we covered the steps necessary for maintaining a fully-functional pfSense system, and in Chapter 3, Firewall and NAT, we covered firewall and NAT rules, which allow pfSense to act as a firewall.
In this chapter, we will cover services that are not as essential as those already covered but are nonetheless services that many homes and SOHO users will likely want to utilize. Demonstrating how to set up a captive portal covers a large portion of this chapter. There are several different ways of configuring a captive portal in pfSense, and we will cover all of them. In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:
- Creating a captive portal without authentication
- Creating a captive portal with voucher authentication
- Creating a captive portal with User Manager authentication
- Creating a captive portal with...