Public WiFi is typically provided by a network of smaller (local-area), independent service providers internetworked by a larger (wide-area) service provider. Currently, integration between the local-area and the wide-area service providers is a tedious process. This disclosure describes a set of vendor-agnostic application program interfaces (APIs) that enable a WiFi hotspot provider to integrate its control plane with a cloud-based authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) service in a self-service manner, without the direct involvement of personnel from the cloud service. This set of APIs enable a WiFi provider to self-register and self-configure its WiFi devices, such as controllers, with the cloud-based AAA service. Once registered and configured, the WiFi device can send requests to the cloud-based AAA service for creating WiFi sessions to control and account for users’ network access.
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Liu, Huaiyu and Hartley, Timothy D. R., "Rapid Integration Of WiFi Hotspots With A Cloud-based AAA Service", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 02, 2020)