Joining the eduroam wireless network requires you to meet either one of the two conditions below...

  • You have a UCCS username and password (however, if you are a UCCS student, faculty or staff member and you are on the UCCS campus - then you should connect to the UCCS-Wireless network)
    .... or ....
  • You have an account through your home institution, which is a participating institution with eduroam.

If neither of the above apply to you, please visit the UCCS-Guest information page for information regarding guest wireless access.

Step 1: Tap and open Settings

Step 2: Select Wi-Fi and enable Wi-Fi

Step 3: Select the eduroam network

Step 4: Enter your full domain username and password then tap Join

Enter your full domain username in the form [email protected] and your password, then tap Join

Step 5: Review security certificate

Note - the following refers to UCCS users who are joining eduroam either on the UCCS campus or at other eduroam institutions. For other eduroam guests on the UCCS campus from other eduroam institutions, you will want to make sure the certificate presented to you is from your home institution.

You should see a screen similar to the following asking you to verify and accept the server's security certificate. The server 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 More Details

Scroll down until you see the Fingerprints section

Your certificate fingerprints should match the fingerprints listed below...

Wireless Authentication Server Certificate Fingerprints (SHA-256 and SHA-1)

SHA-256:  D7:A7:A0:FB:5D:7E:27:31:D7:71:E9:48:4E:BC:DE:F7:1D:5F:0C:3E:0A:29:48:78:2B:C8:3E:E0:EA:69:9E:F4

SHA-1:  D1:EB:23:A4:6D:17:D6:8F:D9:25:64:C2:F1:F1:60:17:64:D8:E3:49

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

Step 6: Accept the security certificate

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

Step 7: Finished - Your device should now be connected to eduroam.

Screenshots from iOS version 12.2

Private MAC Addresses

Problem:  Some devices may encounter a problem connecting to the any UCCS's wireless networks (UCCS-Wireless, UCCS-Guest or eduroam) with Private Addresses turned on.

Solution: Many devices have updated their OS to include an option to randomize the MAC address of the device.  You must turn off the option in settings to connect to the network.

Turn Off Private Addresses(MAC) Private

Still having problems? Please contact the OIT Service Desk.