The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of 
PacketFence 4.0.4. This is a minor release with some new features, enhancements 
and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use 
and upgrading from 4.0.3 is strongly advised.

What is PacketFence ?

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source Network Access 
Control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set, PacketFence can be 
used to effectively secure small to very large heterogeneous networks.

Among the features provided by PacketFence, there are:

Powerful BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workflows
Simple and efficient guests management
Multiple enforcement methods with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Compliance checks for computers present on your network
Integration with various vulnerability scanners and intrusion detection 
Bandwidth accounting for all devices
A complete overview of the solution is available from the official website:

Changes Since Previous Release

New Features

Portal profiles can now have multiple filters

Added new regexp operator for strings in authentication rules
Automatic landing on the sign-in page if no internal/oauth authentication 
source is used by the portal profile
Self-registration is now enabled when a profile has at least one external 
authentication source
Authentication sources of portal profiles are now displayed in a sortable table
Sort actions of a violation in reverse order to set the role before auto 
Added hostapd configuration in the Network Devices Configuration Guide
Version number is now sent when submiting dhcp and useragents fingerprints
Bug Fixes

External authentication sources of portal profiles are not respected
A portal profile can have multiple external authentication sources of the same 
Port 443 on the management interface is not open when gaming registration is 
Crash of FreeRADIUS with SOAP::Lite prior to version 1.0
Wrong permissions on the logs files causes an error with the log action of 
Error with violations with tainted chain in pfmailer and action_log subroutines
Triggering a violation with a trap action doesn't reevaluate access
authentication.conf and profiles.conf are overwritten when updating PacketFence
First element of button groups is not properly displayed
Sponsors are not extracted from LDAP sources
See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes:

See the UPGRADE file for notes about upgrading:

Getting PacketFence

PacketFence is free software and is distributed under the GNU GPL. As such, you 
are free to download and try it by either getting the new release or by getting 
the sources:

Documentation about the installation and configuration of PacketFence is also 

How Can I Help ?

PacketFence is a collaborative effort in order to create the best Free and Open 
Source NAC solution. There are multiple ways you can contribute to the project:

Documentation reviews, enhancements and translations
Feature requests or by sharing your ideas
Participate in the discussion on mailing lists 
Patches for bugs or enhancements
Provide new translations of remediation pages

Getting Support

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by writing to

You can also fill our online form ( 
and a representative from Inverse will contact you.

Inverse offers professional services to organizations willing to secure their 
wired and wireless networks with the PacketFence solution.
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