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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 neither of the above apply to you, please visit the UCCS-Guest information page.

Step 1: Opening Network Connections

Click the wireless networking icon, then make sure that it says Turn Wifi Off.

Step 2: Selecting the UCCS network

Select 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...

Server fingerprints

SHA-256

0A 1E 26 F8 15 59 C8 68 6A 40 0A 00 18 EF 41 F1 D1 75 67 EC 18 03 22 1A 3A 35 2B 8E 94 00 2C F3


SHA-1

A7 D6 D8 4D FB 1F AC E7 B6 1F CD 59 A8 9A D7 03 77 A9 F8 09

If your certificate fingerprints match those listed above, you can trust the certificate is valid. Click Continue.

→ 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.