When will possible to use this kind of authenticathion ?
Will be possible to manage by XG firewall ?
Or will be manageble only by cloud ?
To be more clear here some software and devices that are able to do:
Hi Tejas, Sophos should know that this feature is mainly required by "tourism" vertical market.
Sophos should know that this market follows a seasonal path.
If this feature will be released in october, partners will have the time to test it and offer it to customers.
If it will be released in november, partners could offer it to customers hoping that it works as expected.
If it will be released in december, in most cases partners should offer a different product to customers that's upgrading their infrastructure before the winter season.
The supporting firmware for the access points has already been staged in all regions. Users need to upgrade their access points to 2.2.0-19 image. The options to configure the same through UI should be available post the next Sophos Central release. The target date for this is December 7th. Post-December 7th, users should be able to configure social media authentication on Captive Portals.
Hi, those are good news, but one of the (biggest) question of the first post is still unanswered:
"Will be possible to manage by XG firewall (Or will be manageble only by cloud)?"
Your post rose another couple of questions, that's related to the previous one:
Will it be supported with Sophos AP only, or on any network connected to XG?
If it's available on XG too, how should we weight this to correctly estimate the XG sizing in an hotel?
The current support is for access points managed through Sophos Central only. There is no support for social login through XG.
There's something planned for XG?
It's on the backlog but, not in the short term roadmap.
Thank you for the update, Tejas. I'll play with it this weekend.
If you can provide any links on setting this up from within Central, it would be appreciated.
We are working on some how-to videos and other material which should be available early next week.
Personally, keep it on the backburner.
Last thing I would be looking at is anything which combines facebook into my customers firewalls.
People want to set facebook with Sophos Central managed wifi, then fine. But not into the XG.
Gavin Daniels. DipIT(Networking)