Important changes concerning WiFi usage at RWTH Aachen University

In the next months there will be two changes at the RWTH Aachen, which will have a direct influence on the eduroam usage.

These changes will take place on 04.06.2019 and 09.07.2019. All relevant information can be found below.

Should you not carry out the two changes listed below, you will no longer be able to connect to the eduroam WLAN from 09.07.2019 at the latest!


1. ) Access eduroam: Only with eduroam device manager credentials

As of 04.06.2019, eduroam can only be used with access data generated from the eduroam Device Manager.
In this context, the account "WLAN/VPN" (see SelfService "Account Overview") will be renamed to "VPN", as these access data are no longer valid for logging in to eduroam. Generate access data as early as possible via the eduroam device manager.

Login to the various institute WLANs is excluded from this conversion. The login will take place here from 04.06.2019 via the "VPN" account.
Further information on the Institus WLAN can be found here.

2.) WLAN change: Integrate new security certificate

On 09.07.2019 the conversion to a new security certificate will take place. In order to continue using the university-wide WLAN eduroam, it is necessary that you integrate the new security certificate.
The current root certificate is issued by Deutsche Telekom and loses its validity on 09.07.2019. This will be replaced by a new certificate.
Therefore, change your security certificate by 09.07.2019 as described in our configuration instructions and use eduroam only with credentials generated from the eduroam device manager.

WLAN change made easy #wlw


We have prepared the right instructions for you, from creating the credentials via the eduroam device manager to configuration under the corresponding operating system.

On the following pages we support you step by step with the setup of your eduroam access, as well as the integration of the security certificate and configuration under various operating systems!


On the following pages we support you step by step with the setup of your eduroam access, as well as the integration of the security certificate and configuration under various operating systems!
 Here you will find the instructions for the eduroam device manager and configuration instructions.
We at the IT Center have documented the necessary instructions and all important information for you, so that you remain networked!

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Step 1: eduroam Gerätemanger - How do I handle it?

To connect to the eduroam, you need an eduroam Device Manager Identifier (EGM). Below you will find instructions on how to use the eduroam device manager:


Create eduroam device manager identifier (EGM)

Manage/Delete eduroam Device Manager Device Identifier (EGM)

Further information about the eduroam Device Manager

Step 2: Configuring eduroam - How do I connect?

There are various ways to configure the eduroam WLAN on a device.

Among other things, this depends on your type of device and the operating system you are using.


We recommend automated configuration using the eduroam CAT App or, under macOS/iOS devices, configuration using the eduroam CAT Profile.

The required certificates and the settings to be made are automatically made for you by the eduroam CAT App or the eduroam CAT Profile.

For Android and various Unix distributions, we recommend configuration using the EAP method "EAP-PWD". With this configuration it is no longer necessary to install a corresponding certificate on the end device:


Best Practice Guides (automated configuration)


If you still prefer a manual configuration of your mobile device, the following table will take you to the corresponding instructions:


eduroam Android

eduroam macOS und iOS

eduroam Windows

eduroam Linux/Ubuntu