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Note

The steps below require you to meet either one of the two conditions below...

  • You have a UCCS username and password (because you are are a student, faculty or staff; have a POI account; etc...)
    ... or ...
  • You have obtained a guest username and password (through self-registration or by contacting the OIT Help Desk)

If you are visiting from an eduroam participating institution, you can connect to the eduroam wireless network.

If none of the above apply to you, please visit the UCCS-Guest information page.

Step 1: Opening Network Connections

Click the wireless networking icon in the upper-right, then make sure that it says Turn Wi-Fi Off. If it says Turn Wi-Fi On, then click it.

Step 2: Selecting the UCCS network

Click on UCCS-Wireless.

Step 3: Entering credentials

Enter your UCCS username and password and click Join.

Step 4: Accepting the security certificate.

You should see a screen similar to the following asking you to verify and accept the server's security certificate. The server "cppm.uccs.edu" is the server you are authenticated against.
To be safe you should always validate the certificate you are about to trust. To validate and see more information about the certificate, click Show Certificate.
Our certificate is issued by Comodo RSA Certificate Authority.

Expand the Details by clicking the small triangle, and you should see more details about the certificate as seen below.

Scroll towards the bottom and you should see the certificate fingerprints. Your certificate should match the fingerprints listed below...


CPPM Certificate Fingerprints (SHA-256 and SHA-1)


SHA-256:  24 96 3E 77 CA 8C 98 AA 36 4B 07 C0 D6 63 16 7B 40 3A 68 BC 72 C2 7F 57 0C A1 E2 85 BB 8F E1 F3

SHA-1:  7F EF D3 17 14 12 50 59 1B B9 C0 CA D7 D6 C6 CC FB D6 03 45


If the fingerprints do not match, DO NOT trust the certificate! Click CANCEL and contact the OIT Helpdesk.

If your certificate fingerprints match those listed above, you can trust the certificate is valid. Go ahead and click Continue.

NOTE → If the fingerprint do not match, DO NOT trust the certificate! Click CANCEL and contact the OIT Helpdesk for assistance.

Your computer may then prompt you for your username/password to allow your computer to store the newly trusted certificate.
If prompted, enter your credentials and click Update Settings.


Your device should now be connected to UCCS-Wireless.

Still having problems? Please contact the OIT Help Desk.