How to enable users to sign up for new accounts, to assign network policies to self-registered users, and track usage.
Log into SputnikNet, then navigate to the user authentication system overview.
Add a new user authentication system, or select an existing one.
Enable self sign-up
User experience: how self sign-up works
User experience: creating a new account
User experience: welcome page
View users in SputnikNet.
Edit user account settings.
You have control over a number of user settings:
- Display Name: change the name of the user account displayed in SputnikNet and on welcome pages, as shown above
- Expires: change expiration date and time of the account (default is "Never")
- Password: note, if changed the new password is not sent to the user
- Group membership: click checkboxes next to the group(s) you want to assign the user to; network policies inherited from the group(s) are applied to the user when they log in
You can also delete the user account.
By default, self sign-up users are not assigned to any group. However, you can create a "Guest" group, apply network policies to it, and manually assign self sign-up users to it. For more information about network policies, see the online documentation section titled "SputnikNet Network Policies".
Track user activity in SputnikNet.
Client session details.
Browse or search for users whose activity you want to track. SputnikNet provides detailed reports on bandwidth usage by user account. For more information, see the online documentation section titled "SputnikNet Reports".