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Connect to eduroam from a Linux computer

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

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.

  • Download and open the eduroam installer script and run it on your Linux computer.
  • The installer is in the form of a Python script. It will try to configure eduroam under Network Manager and if this is either not appropriate for your system or your version of Network Manager is too old, a wpa_supplicant config file will be created instead.
  • The installer will create a .cat_installer sub-directory in your home directory and will copy your server certificates there.
  • You will be requested to enter your account credentials during the installation. Enter the following:
    Username: Your Hutton email address.
    Password: Your Hutton password.

If you have entered your username or password incorrectly you may have to run the script once more to enter your username and password again. Make sure that your username is entered as described above, and confirm your password is correct by entering it again.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.