When eduroam gets a new certificate on Feb. 5, your phone might get a prompt

Example of eduroam cert
Example of eduroam certificate

Heads up if you use eduroam, the UC Davis wireless network.

The campus will install a new electronic security certificate on eduroam at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. This means you might see a prompt on your phone or other wireless device sometime after then, asking you to accept the new certificate.

The certificate tells your device it’s connecting to eduroam, and you should accept the certificate (if you have doubts, contact your department tech support or the IT Express Service Desk). Some devices will accept the new certificate automatically.

Your experience will vary depending on your device, model, and operating system. This image of a test certificate, for example, resembles what people using a Mac operating system might see. This campus reference article has more information.

Certificates expire periodically, and this is the fifth certificate update to eduroam at UC Davis since fall 2012. To make the updates more routine, Information and Educational Technology plans to schedule subsequent updates every year in February.

If you have problems or questions, please contact IT Express at 530-754-HELP (4357).