PacketFence v6.3 released
October 5, 2016

The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v6.3.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

Here are the changes included in this release:

New Features

  • Added support for EAP-FAST
  • MySQL is now supported as the Fingerbank database backend
  • Integration with Cisco MSE adds maps, location based portals and notifications
  • Added the ability to locate a device based on DHCP Option 82
  • Added support for Meraki wired switches
  • New SQL reporting allows creation of personalized reports


  • Added support for Brocade CLI RADIUS authentication
  • Added support for OpenWrt Chaos Calmer 15.05 with hostapd
  • Added configuration conflict handling for active/active clusters
  • Fingerbank configuration is now cached
  • Removed the pf/var directory from the backups to make them smaller
  • Fingerbank is now configurable from the initial PacketFence configurator
  • Added support for Xirrus switches CLI RADIUS authentication
  • Pinterest and Instagram are now supported as OAuth authentication sources
  • Support for Suricata md5 extraction over SMTP protocol
  • Added sample monit helper scripts under pf/addons
  • Added support for custom AUP template per portal module
  • Several improvements to Fingerbank to make it more user-friendly
  • Added option to export nodes and users within the web administration interface
  • Third parties can now extend what can be matched in profile filters
  • PacketFence created interfaces will now be excluded from Red Hat’s NetworkManager
  • Added the ability to restrict the modification of node roles by a user

Bug Fixes

  • Added timeout to captive portal to prevent long running requests (#1570)
  • Do not start pfqueue processes for pfdetect if it?s not running (#1593)

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

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