Hotspot Portal using Voucher Codes is broken: Get one Code für Lifetime free Wifi :-)
during our upgrade journey (see other thread) we discovered another very interesting behaviour of the Hotspot-Portal with voucher-codes enabled.
Normally an time-limited voucher code works like this:
Connect to wifi and enter the code in logon-page. The first usage will be tracked. If the code e.g. is valid for 8 hours then it will expire exactly 8 hours after activation.
If the device gets disconnected (either by turning off wifi or clicking the button disconnect in the hotspot manager) the expiration time will be the same.
But in the current 4.x and 5.x version the hotspot portal calculates the expiration time with every new login. That means disconnecting the device or log-on with another device extends the expiration time automatically. That makes the Hotsport-Portal with voucher-codes nearly useless.
The voucher code has been set up like this:
I wonder that nobody discovered this?