Getting on eduroam - Mac OS X

eduroam (short for "education roaming") is a secure global roaming Wi-Fi access service for the education and research communities. For more information about eduroam and where service is available see our introduction to eduroam.

Only ONE campus Wi-Fi network should be setup on your device at a time. If you setup a device for eduroam make sure to make your device forget the NP Hawks WPA, NP Hawks Devices, and NP Hawks Guest networks to avoid potential connection problems. See our resources on how to "forget" a Wi-Fi network on a device.


To begin open the list of available wireless networks by clicking on the wireless/Wi-Fi icon on the upper top right corner of the screen and click on eduroam.

Wi-Fi icon and list of networks


For the Account Name you will need to use your SUNY New Paltz Username followed by As an example if your SUNY New Paltz Username is myusername then you should enter it as Enter your password and click the OK button to continue.

Entering username and password


You may now see a window named Verify Certificate asking if you would like to view the server certificate or continue. You may optionally verify you are connecting to the correct Wi-Fi network by clicking the Show Certificate button. The details displayed should match the image below. Make sure Always trust "" is checked and click the Continue button to proceed. (As of May 22, 2024 the SHA-256 Fingerprint shown under Details is DD 00 2F 26 7D 5A AE 83 09 B5 A7 B6 30 F6 07 FB F2 4D DO F2 FE 1A 4C 76 59 87 0A 4B 2C 2B EC 36)



You may now be prompted for your User Name and Password to make changes to your Certificate Trust Settings. Enter the username and password you use to login to your Mac OS X desktop or laptop when turning on the computer and NOT your email address, SUNY New Paltz account details, etal.


You should now be connected to the eduroam wireless network.


The most common cause for problems setting up your device is a mistyped username or password.


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