Sophos WiFi access point auto login with Linux Cronjob

Our office’s wifi networks vendor is Sophos. So every time we connect, we need to do login in a web address and keep that browser tab alive to get internet connection.

So I decided to create a script to automate this task and wrote that script in python. Then I added a cronjob to execute this python script in my Linux PC every 3 mins. This script will check current WiFi SSID and if it is your office network it will try to log in and keep the connection alive.


clone this repo

git clone 

Install dependencies

pip install -r requirements.txt

Add your connection config to, find and edit these lines

LOGIN_URL = "your login url"
LOGIN_MODE = "your login mode"
USERNAME = "Your username here"
PASSWORD = "Your password here"


LIVE_URL = "your live url"
LIVE_MODE = "your live mode"


if "Your Sophos Wifi SSID" in str(stdout):
    return True
    return False

After all these done move the script to root directory

sudo cp /usr/bin/sophos_login

Make it executable

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/sophos_login

finally create a crone job. run this command (You can leave EDITOR flag if want Vim as text editor)

sudo EDITOR=nano crontab -e    

then add the following line to the file

*/3 * * * * /usr/bin/sophos_login

Reboot the system and you are done…. 😎😎😎