I'd like to know if it is possible to determine a user's location with wi-fi and incorporate that into part of the identification, authentication and authorisation mechanism of the network?
This should be relatively easy if there are various different SSID's for varying roles and responsibilities, choosing a specific network to connect to. However, I'd like to use zero-handoff to provide a seamless experience with only one network name, and use the wi-fi to, amongst others:
- Ensure that if the device connecting is not within the building then authentication fails.
- Determine where in the building information is being accessed from and either allow or deny access (i.e. sensitive data from main reception would be denied).
I don't know if this is possible or what I should be searching for to find out about any necessary technologies. I am not a network engineer and my google searches for keywords such as "wifi location based access control" yield nothing of relevance. Is this possible and what technologies (hardware and software) would be needed to enable it?