What Is a Captive Portal?

January 23, 2023

A captive portal is a webpage presented to visitors who must view and interact with it before getting broader access to network resources. Captive portals are commonly used for authentication or when the user must agree to an end-user license agreement, use policy, etc. They are mainly used by business centers, airports, restaurants, and other places offering free Wi-Fi for their clients.

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