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Integrate paypal payment with your ISP service.

The ISP module of WFilter NG firewall provides a total solution of bandwidth rate limiting, cap limiting and reporting of ISP users.  In this topic, I would like to introduce a paypal integration solution for your ISP service to run automatically. It works like this:

  1. Users get email/web portal notification of ISP account expire date.
  2. Users can click “renew” to make payment online via paypal.
  3. Upon receiving of a payment, payal will call a callback script to extend users’ expire date.

The whole process can all be done automatically. Below is a demonstration of certain steps:

The first, you need create payment buttons in your paypal business account.

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The second, you need to have an order landing page in your website.

When users click “renew” in their userportal or email notification, they will be redirected to the landing page. The landing page shall parse the “token” field to get username, expire date and current bandwidth policy. So you can calculate the costs for renewing. You can find an example of the landing page in WFilter_paypal_sdk.

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The third, you need to enable “Instand payment notifications” in your paypal profile for callback.

When enabled, paypal will call the callback url for WFilter NG firewall to extend user date. paypal4 paypal5

 

The full php SDK soure code can be downloaded at here: WFilterNGF_Paypal_SDK_1_0.zip

Please note, we only provide a simple callback example. To make it work, you need to do below modifications at least:

  • Customize the landing page. For example, provide “1 month” and “2 months” choices.
  • Customize the callback php script. The default script extend this user for one month only.

For any question, please feel free to contact IMFirewall Support. We’re always will to help.

How to manage expiring and expired users in WFilter for ISP?

WFilter NG firewall has an ISP module, which is designed as a total solution for ISP management. You can check the details at this post: the ISP module of WFilter NG Firewall, a total solution for ISP management, and a online guide at: ISP management.

I would like to demonstrate how you can manage expiring and expired users in the ISP module.

1. You can add expiring and expired to different groups.

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When enabled, certain users will be added to groups automatically. So you add more policies to these groups in “Access Control” and “Bandwidth”. For example, you can:

a). Send expiring notification to expiring users with “Web Push” module. Users can renew online, and renew process can be complete automatically.

b). Restrict internet access of expired users. Please note that login is not allowed for expired PPPoE and WebAuth users.

2. Email notification to expiring users.

You can schedule email notification to expiring users at different time point(for example, 30 days before expiry).  Users also can click the “order now” link in email to renew their account. Please check below screenshots.

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A sample email received:

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More details can be found at here: WFilter NG Firewall ISP Module

WFilter added “Email Notification” in the ISP module.

The ISP module of “WFilter NG firewall” designed for ISPs to manage users and bandwidth plans.

Beside “user web portal”, a recent update of “WFilter NG Firewall” added “Email Notification” feature. So users can get email notification of their bandwidth usage.

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As shown in the above diagram, you can set different email alert frequency for “valid users” and “cap exceeded users”, with different email contents.

This feature will be helpful for ISPs who prefer use email alert rather web portal.

The ISP module of WFilter NG Firewall, a total solution for ISP management.

For ISP network management, you will need:

  1. User authentication.
  2. Monitor and filter of internet activities.
  3. Bandwidth shaper.
  4. Accounting and statistics.

Usually, you will need several systems to achieve this goal. Today, WFilter NG Firewall, a linux based next generation firewall provides a total solution for ISP network management, with below features:

  1. Two types of authentication: “Web Auth” and “PPPoE Auth”.
  2. An “Internet Usage” module to record web surfing, downloading activities.
  3. Rich internet access control policies: web filter, application control, ip-mac binding …
  4. Bandwidth policies of realtime rate limit and monthly bandwidth cap limit.
  5. Bandwidth optimize solutions.
  6. Internet usage and bandwidth statistics.
  7. A web push feature to push statistics, web page and advertise.

All these features can be configured in the “WFilter ISP module“.

Some screenshots:

Policies

User settings

User Portal

More details can be found at here: WFilter NG Firewall ISP Module