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Wi-Fi access for students: Mac OS X

How to set up eduroam on a Mac PC or laptop running Mac OS X 10.8 or later

These instructions are for configuring eduroam for Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) to High Sierra (10.12). You must be running 10.8.5 or later to use eduroam. Before you begin, make sure you're in a location where the eduroam wireless network is available, have your @cam email address handy and have collected your network access token from the UIS Token page.

 

1

Download this eduroam profile.

 

2

Double click the downloaded file (eduroam.mobileconfig). System Preferences will open and ask if you want to install the profile. Click Continue.

prompt to install

 

3

For the username, enter your @cam email address in the format [CRSid]@cam.ac.uk. For the password, enter the 16-character network access token you collected from the UIS Token page. Then click Install.


user settings screen

 

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If prompted, enter the password you use when logging into your Mac to approve the profile installation.

prompt for Mac administrator  name and password

 

5

Once the profile installation is complete, click the Show All button and then choose the Network Preference pane.

Highlight Wi-Fi and click the Advanced button. Drag eduroam above UniOfCam in the list of wireless networks so that it becomes the preferred choice. Click OK.

Mac screenshot of ordering Wi-Fi

 

6

Ensure Network Name is set to eduroam, then click Connect to join the eduroam network.

 

7

You may be prompted to accept the certificate used for the eduroam service.

accept certificate prompt

If so, click Show Certificate and:

  • untick the Always trust network.tokens.csx.cam.ac.uk box
  • set Extensible Authentication to Always Trust
  • ensure that X.509 Basic Policy is set to No Value Specified.

The click Continue.

certificate settings

 

8

If prompted, enter the password you use when logging into your Mac to approve these changes.

second Mac OS administrator   name and password request

 

Congratulations! You should now be able to connect to eduroam. If you get an error saying that authentication has failed, double-check the above steps.

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