Best Practice - Linux/Ubuntu

For Linux/Ubuntu devices we recommend the configuration via EAP-PWD.

Authentication using EAP-PWD is a secure and quickly configured authentication option.

Certificates or other settings are not required:


 Setup via EAP-PWD


Please use eduroam Devicemanager to generate eduroam credentials for every device in use. You will find a tutorial here. You'll need them to authenticate in step 2.4.

Please note that login names generated with the help of eduroam Devicemanager will end with for members of the RWTH Aachen University and with for the members of the FZ Jülich.

You can still access the institute WLAN using a login name that ends with


Eduroam in KDE will be only visible and able to use if you restart with the GUI.

Step 1: Select WLAN

Click on the network symbol and select the "wireless network" eduroam under the heading.

Step 2: Set up eduroam

Now a configuration window opens in which you can make the following settings:


  • EAP Method: PWD
  • Identity and password: generated access data (create eduroam access data)



With the authentication method EAP-PWD no certificate is necessary and also not possible.

After saving the configuration, you can connect to the eduroam network.



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