The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v7.1. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions 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) capabilities
 * state-of-the art devices fingerprinting with Fingerbank
 * multiple enforcement methods including Role-Based Access Control
   (RBAC) and hotspot-style
 * compliance checks for endpoints present on your network
 * integration with various vulnerability scanners, intrusion detection
   solutions, security agents and firewalls
 * bandwidth accounting for all devices

A complete overview of the solution is available from the official website:

     Changes Since Previous Release

*New Features*

 * Added support for web authentication (external captive-portal) on
   Ubiquiti Unifi Controller
 * New Firewall/SSO (JSON-RPC) for communicating with custom firewalls
   (PR #2320)
 * VoIP detection: LLDP lookup enhancement (#2227) (PR #2316)


 * Add a button to access status from device registration and the other
   way around (PR #2259)
 * Added the ability to specify multiple DNS server(s) for domain join
   configuration (PR #2223)
 * Allow to force a predefined sponsor during sponsor authentication
   (PR #2150)
 * Updated pfdns default filters (PR #2165)

   Added brands icons to authentication source (i.e Twitter, PayPal etc
   ..) in the administration interface (PR #2287)

 * Allow pfqueue workers to perform work across multiple queues (PR #2260)
 * Added a way to set time and bandwidth balance in action rule
   (requires accounting to work) (PR #1936)
 * Don’t display the mobileprovider field when doing SMS authentication
   with only one carrier enabled (PR #2322)
 * Added new reports in the administration interface (PR #2313)
 * Apache based services now support systemd sd_notify (PR #2351)

*Bug Fixes*

 * Dashboard metrics are now fetched over https (#2272)
 * Renamed Ubiquity to Ubiquiti (PR #2293)
 * Set up variable GOPATH correctly while setting up developer
   environment for go (PR #2319)
 * Fix too large scoping of authentication sources (#2338)
 * Prevent usage of a Null source in the device registration page (#1784)
 * Fixes duplicate nodes displaying when there are multiple locationlog
   entries (#1848)
 * Fixed an issue with the Instagram OAuth2 source, where the scope has
   been modified on the API
 * Fixed and issue where the logging configuration was ignored for and httpd.webservices (#2350)

See the complete change log.

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 available:

     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 <>

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.

Ludovic Marcotte  ::  +1.514.755.3630  ::
Inverse inc. :: Leaders behind SOGo (, PacketFence 
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