PacketFence v6.1 released
June 20, 2016

The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 6.1. 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.

Here are the changes included in this release:

New Features

  • Added support for CoovaChilli capable equipment
  • Added page to visualize the status of the services on all cluster members
  • Added support for RADIUS Change of Authorization on Meraki equipment
  • Added configurable actions to be executed at the end of a portal module
  • Automatic registration of devices is now configurable from the GUI on a per profile basis
  • A violation can now be triggered by a switch or a switch group
  • Portal profile filters can now be defined by switch groups
  • Moved RADIUS audit log in its own module
  • Saved searches support for the RADIUS audit log module
  • The portal now supports RADIUS Challenge Response authentication


  • Added module to redirect to internal or external pages within the portal modules configuration
  • Added configuration checkup for cluster.conf
  • Added ability to limit the number of logins when creating a local account
  • Added choice of sending either RADIUS CoA or Disconnect when deauthenticating a device
  • Admin interface is now available on all members of the cluster without the need of being the master
  • FreeRADIUS now logs to a separate file per process (authentication, accounting, load-balancer)
  • Improved performance of the online/offline search

Bug Fixes

  • Fix profile filter saving incorrectly on Debian Jessie
  • Improved internationalization in portal and admin web interfaces
  • Fixed email registration not working when activating access through a proxy or firewall
  • Authentication log (auth_log) will now be cleaned automatically via pfmon (#1511)

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

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