List of open source captive portal software and network access control (NAC)


I have listed here some open source captive portal software and network access control (NAC) systems.

Last updated on : 19 Sep 2014

Open Source/Free

  1. ChilliSpot – http://www.chillispot.info
  2. Wifidog – http://dev.wifidog.org
  3. PacketFence – http://www.packetfence.org
  4. HotSpotPA – http://www.hotspotpa.com
  5. CoovaChilli – http://coova.org
  6. Utangle – http://www.untangle.com
  7. pfSense – http://www.pfsense.org
  8. PepperSpot – http://pepperspot.sourceforge.net
  9. Zeroshell – http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/
  10. m0n0wall – http://m0n0.ch
  11. Kattive – http://www.kattive.it
  12. EasyHotSpot – http://easyhotspot.inov.asia/
  13. GRASE Hotspot – http://grasehotspot.org
  14. BrazilFW – http://www.brazilfw.com.br

Closed Source/Paid

  1. FirstSpot – http://patronsoft.com/firstspot/ (for Windows)
  2. antamedia – http://www.antamedia.com (hotspot manager for windows)
  3. polkaspots – http://polkaspots.com/

Disclaimer: I have collected the list of captive portals/firewalls when I was working on a network products, but no longer. So I rarely maintain this list and the list is here just a information sharing. If you found any thing is not correct kindly post it in comment, so I can correct it.

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47 thoughts on “List of open source captive portal software and network access control (NAC)

    • I created this list, long back when I was working on a captive portal device. Now I even don’t know home many of the open source projects are live and home many are dead. In the mean while I have added the links suggested by the readers, that’s it.

      If you can give me the updated list I will be happy publish the updated one.

      • Hi, ALCASAR is a french captive portal/NAC solution. Based on Mageia (a Mandriva fork), it regroups some tools which make this solution so powerfull.
        Documentations and language are available in english and this solution is open source and free. You’ll find it on http://www.alcasar.net/en.

        Sorry for my bad english,
        Regards

    • I created this list, long back when I was working on a captive portal device. Now I even don’t know home many of the open source projects are live and home many are dead. In the mean while I have added the links suggested by the readers, that’s it.

      If you can give me the updated list I will be happy publish the updated one.

      • Would you consider free versions of the commercial products as open source?

        It would be better to classify the captive portals into two categories:
        1. Captive portal with open source code
        2. Free version of captive portal software

  1. Hi,

    I need to create a captive portal but I dont know what open source solution is better to begining. I need a flexible solution because I want to customize it. Could someone give me an advice or tell me some experience with it?

  2. so always to user my-hotspot this software run on windows 8 7 xp vista, is very easy working and config, tralslate in 3 lenguaje, deutch, english, french, and many lenguaje in front end the system, login sms include, sorry mi english is limited. am latin, i tralslate part to the code for spanish is very easy translate the code. my-hotspot incude ticketstation ande solution for tablet hotspot, is a cool program. now version 13 link http://mypublicwifi.com/myhotspot/en/index.html

  3. Hi, I need a captive portal to restrict access to certain pages of a blog or website. What are my best free options?

  4. Hi, Is there any open source social wifi solution for login through facebook / twitter like Purple Wifi?

    We are also looking for an open source and completely free captive portal (preferably cloud based) which has verification through sms. Could you suggest the ones from the list above?

  5. Hi there. I would like to control the amount of data each user has. Which products would br most suitable. I looked at PFSense, but data control is on a time basis instead of amount of data transferred. I would like to control the amount of data transferred to and from the user.

  6. Hi there. I would like to control the amount of data each user has. Which products would br most suitable. I loo,ed at PFSense, but data control is on a time basis instead of amount of data transferred.

  7. Hello,

    Very new to this, but maybe someone can help me.

    I have a bar downtown and would like to offer wifi for my customers. Id like it so they would have to go through a portal that collects the users email address for future promotions, specials, etc..

    Can someone direct me please? Ive looked into the links above and I am just lost.

    Thank you

  8. Hey thank you for that awesome list. Maybe you want to add additional information to your table, eg. the last update of the project etc. For example Wifidog last release was 2009 and I consider this project as discontinued.

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your feedback, I created this list when I want working on a project, and published it thinking it might be usefull to some one. But I no longer work in that related field neither I dont have time to maintain it.

  9. I want to create a captive portal using a windows 8 computer is that possible? and what are the steps to implement such system ???

  10. hi, i want to create a captive portal from pfsense for my final year project. i need the tutorial and the relevan source..i only have a month to accomplete this project,,can u help me..ASAP..tq

  11. hi,
    I want to create a captive portal from scratch. I wondered if you could help me, introduce me sources and stuff. please contact me if you could.

    • Hi, I think I can help you. most of the captive portals are based on Linux. So it is simply building your own customized minimal Linux OS with only and the right tools that you need.

      So it requires quite deep knowledge in Linux and Customization. (refer http://www.linuxfromscratch.org to create your own custom distro.

      Once you have your custom distro then it is simply adding the required application on top of it. In fact you can even use distros like ubuntu, debinan, fedora etc…

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