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Connect to eduroam from a Mac

To help staff and students of the James Hutton Institute connect to the eduroam wireless network, this page provides instructions for connecting from a Mac.

These instructions should be followed whilst onsite at the Aberdeen or Dundee sites of the James Hutton Institute.

Visitors to the James Hutton Institute who wish to use eduroam should have already setup their device based on their home site’s instructions before visiting.

There are different instructions depending on the version of Mac OS X you are running (click on the Apple logo in the top left and select “About This Mac” to check).

Mac OS X 10.7 or later

  • Download and open this eduroam profile on your Mac.
  • The profile will open in a “System Preferences – Profiles” window. You can select “Show Profile” to give you further details of this profile.

Install Eduroam on a Mac step one

  • Select “Continue” twice to confirm you want to install the eduroam profile along with the “JHI Roaming Certificate Authority” certificate.
  • When prompted to enter settings for this profile, enter the following and click on the “Install” button:
    Username: Your Hutton username with @hutton.ac.uk on the end. For example if your hutton username is normally aa40123 you would enter aa40123@hutton.ac.uk. Entering your email address or your username without @hutton.ac.uk will not work.
    Password: Your Hutton password.

Install Eduroam on a Mac step two

  • You may be asked to enter your username and password for your Mac, and then after a few seconds the profile will complete installing and you should connect to eduroam. You can now close the “System Preferences – Profiles” window.

If you have entered your username or password incorrectly you will be prompted to enter your username (shown as “Account Name”) and password again. Make sure that your username is entered as described above with @hutton.ac.uk on the end, and confirm your password is correct by entering it again.

Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6

These instructions are for older versions of Mac OS X only. With older versions of the Mac OS, you will need to manually setup eduroam. You will have to first install a certificate before you can connect to eduroam.

  • Download and open this eduroam certificate on your Mac.
  • The “Keychain Access” application will start and you will be asked if you want to add the certificate from the file to a keychain. You can either select the “login” keychain if you only need to use eduroam with the user account you are currently logged in with, or the “System” keychain. Click “Add”.
  • A prompt will appear asking if you want to trust the certificate. Click “Always Trust”.
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X computer step one
  • Find the “JHI Roaming Certificate Authority” certificate in the “Keychain Access” window, which will be either under “login” or “System” depending on your choice from the previous steps, and double-click on it. Expand the “Trust” entry by clicking on the arrow to the left of it, and select “Always Trust” for the “When using this certificate” entry. Close the window, and then close the “Keychain Access” application.
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X computer step two
  • From the top right of your screen, click on the Network icon and select “eduroam”.
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X computer step three
  • When prompted, enter the following and click “OK”:
  • Username: Your Hutton username with @hutton.ac.uk on the end. For example if your hutton username is normally aa40123 you would enter aa40123@hutton.ac.uk. Entering your email address or your username without @hutton.ac.uk will not work.
    Password: Your Hutton password.
    802.1X: Automatic
    Remember this network: ticked
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X computer step four
  • If you have entered your username and password correctly as described above, you should now be connected to eduroam. You may be prompted to enter these again if they have been entered incorrectly.
    There are however some final settings which should be setup to ensure your connection is secure, and to allow your Mac to connect at other eduroam sites.
    • From the top right of your screen, click on the Network icon and select “Open Network Preferences…”
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X computer step five
  • In the “System Preferences - Network” window that displays make sure “AirPort” (in later versions of Mac OS X this is called “Wi-Fi”) is selected from the left hand pane, and click the “Advanced…” button in the bottom right.
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X computer step six
  • Click on the “802.1X” tab, and select the “WPA: eduroam” user profile on the left.
    In the Authentication list, untick “TTLS” and “EAP-FAST” so that only the “PEAP” protocol is enabled.
    Click on the “PEAP” entry, and click the “Configure…” button, just below the list.
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X step seven
  • A dialog box will appear asking for the “Outer Identity”. Enter @hutton.ac.uk and click “OK”.
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X computer step eight
  • If you are running Mac OS X 10.6 or later, you will see a “Configure Trust…” button. Click this, and then under the “Servers” tab, click the + button and enter eduroam.hutton.ac.uk and click “OK”.
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X computer step nine
  • Finally, click OK, and then click the “Apply” button in the bottom right of the “Network” window.
    You should see that eduroam is showing as “Authenticated via PEAP (MSCHAPv2)”. You can now close the “System Preferences – Network” window.
    Install Eduroam on a Mac OS X computer step ten

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