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How to Configure an External UniFi Portal Server

Whether you are managing a single project or many, unifi portal gives you the tools to streamline your workflow. The Company Dashboard provides an overview of all the projects, content and users you’re working with. The Notifications section gives you a view of all existing notifications, and the pending uploads, requests and in-progress edits are clearly displayed to prevent work getting lost.

How do I log into UniFi portal?

The Guest Portal feature in UniFi allows you to set up a captive portal and provide free WiFi access for guests to your network. This can be a great way to collect email addresses, social media profiles and other marketing data. However, the portal can cause security issues if not configured correctly. For example, you need to ensure that guests can’t gain direct access to internal systems. Also, the portal may not offer the best level of client isolation as it requires the Controller to be available for guests.

A solution to these problems is to use a separate external portal server. These servers can be built or purchased. They can be used to provide a more customizable experience and allow you to capture more data from your guests. The team at PoweredLocal have put together a quick video walkthrough of the process of using their service to set up an external guest portal on a UniFi network.

First, make sure the PEM security certificate file (.crt) and the chain file (.ca-bundle) have been moved or uploaded to the UniFi base folder. Next, generate a PKCS#12 (PFX) file with any convenient tool. The file can then be imported to the UniFi keystore using the following command:

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