PacketFence 4.5.0 released
October 22, 2014

The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 4.5.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from 4.4.0 is strongly advised.

Here are the changes in v4.5.0:

New Features

  • Added provisioning support for Symantec SEPM, MobileIron and OPSWAT
  • Added Barracuda firewall support for single sign-on
  • pfmon can now run tasks on different intervals
  • Added a way to reevaluate the access of a node from the admin interface
  • Added a "Blackhole" authentication source
  • Added a new violation to enforce provisioning of agents
  • Violation can now be delayed
  • Added portal profile filter based on switch-port couple


  • Cache the ipset rule update to avoid unnecessary calls to ipset
  • Dynamically load violations and nodes for a user for display in admin gui
  • Dynamically load violations for a node for display in admin gui
  • Ensure only one pfmon is running at a time

Bug Fixes

  • Fix issue with userMiscellaneous and userCustomFields not showing if user does not have NODES_READ privilege
  • Fix MAC detection from IP on the Catalyst portal when using web authentication on the WLC controller
  • Fix timestamp resolution not catching sub second changes in file in cache layer
  • Fixed handling of expiration time on the captive portal’s status page

See the complete list of changes and the UPGRADE.asciidoc file for notes about upgrading.

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