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Manually generate a personal certificate

Generating a personal certificate

To connect to RIT's eduroam WiFi network.

  1. Connect to the RIT-WiFi network.

  2. Go to https://rit.edu/wifi, then select eduroam.

  1. In the 'Select your device' dropdown, select the user-defined option.

  1. Click 'Sign in' and enter your RIT credentials when prompted.

  1. Once you are logged in, you will be asked to create a certificate. Enter a name you would like to give this certificate in the 'User Description' input box, then, click the 'Create' button.

  1. You will then be prompted to create a password to protect your private key. This will be needed to set up eduroam on a new device. If you are unsure, you can use 1Password's public generator which has a "memorable password" mode. The password you choose must be at least six (but no more than 16) characters long and contain a letter, number, and symbol.

  1. Choose a format to download your certificate in. Check the page in this wiki for your network manager to see which version you will need. Most managers will use P12.

  1. Click the link on this page to save the RIT CA Cert.

Next Steps

Once you have generated your certificate, go to this tutorial to configure your network manager.