Many web sites use certificates to encrypt traffic between clients (your devices) and servers. For eduroam a certificate is used to encrypt the login data between your device (phone, computer, tablet etc.) and the University’s login server.

The certificates are valid for a limited time (usually a few years) and when they expire you have to install a new one to still be able to connect to the service. The new certificate for eduroam will be installed on February 25.

What’s the impact for me?

If you haven’t used the automatic settings to set up eduroam you need to do that now on all your devices (phones, tablets, computers) so that you can keep using the eduroam WiFi. This applies both to students and employees. You have to do it before February 25, but why wait and risk forgetting?

After you've done this, you will be able to keep connecting to eduroam as usual. You will find all the information you need in Serviceportalen.

If you have a device that does not support automatic configuration, you will have to accept a new certificate. This applies mainly to Linux or Android users and most typically you will get a pop-up window where you can accept the certificate.

If you used the automatic settings when you installed eduroam you don’t have to do anything now.