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Install eduroam for Android (Manually)

This manual will guide you how to connect to eduroam after manual installation of the required certificates.

NOTE! Due to the different implementations of Android because of many manufacturers this manual might not work for your phone but hopefully it can give you some idea on how to connect to the eduroam network.
The manual is written with the help of an Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Android 11, Samsung One UI 3.1 and Chrome 92.

Step 1

You need to be connected to the internet. If you have 4G/5G you are all set but if you need a temporary internet connection we recommend you connect to the network UmU wlan.

Step 2

Open Chrome and go to https://www.eduroam.umu.se/ and click Login.
You will be forwarded to the Umeå University login page. Sign in with you Umu-id and password.

Step 3

To create your certificate click on Create certificate. On the page after that you need to give it a comment 1️⃣. Type whatever you want, for example Android, and then click the Create certificate button 2️⃣. A circular progress animation will let you know that your certificate is being created.

Step 4

The next page will look something like the screenshot below. Here you have a password for your personal certificate 1️⃣, a link to download you personal certificate 2️⃣ and a link to download the root certificate 3️⃣.

Step 5 – Download and install personal certificate

Copy the password for the personal certificate 1️⃣ and click on the link Download personal certificate 2️⃣.
The system/browser wants to install the certificate and the first thing you need to do is to extract it, do do this paste the password 4️⃣ you copied and click OK 5️⃣.
The next thing to do is to choose the type of the certificate, click Wi-Fi certificate 6️⃣ and then click OK 7️⃣.
The certificate will be given a long and random name but we recommend you change that to your Umu-id 8️⃣ and click OK 9️⃣.

Step 6 – Download Root certificate

After the download and installation of the personal certificate you will again see the Certificate created page.
You now need to click Download root certificate 3️⃣. You will however most likely see an error saying it can’t bee installed but that is fine, just click the OK button.

Step 7 – Change Root certificate file extension

To be able to install the Root certificate we first need to make sure the file has the correct file extension.
Open the My Files (or equivalent for your phone) and find the Downloads folder where the file is.
In this example we can actually see that the file (UMU-CAROOT-CA2.cer.crt) has the wrong file extension or rather, it as two (.cer.crt). What we need to do is to remove the .crt part of the file.
Hold down on the file 1️⃣ to mark it and so the options menu is showing.
Click on More 2️⃣ and then Rename 3️⃣.
The file name including the file extension can now be edited. Remove the .crt part so the file name is
UMU-CAROOT-CA2.cer 4️⃣ and click Rename 5️⃣. You will be promoted that the file extension has changed, this is fine and just click Change 6️⃣.

Step 8 – Install Root Certificate

You now need to navigate to Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi. Here you need to find the Advanced settings.
In this example you need to click the three dots 1️⃣ in the upper right corner and then click Advanced 2️⃣.
For other phones you can find it below the Available networks.
At the Advanced settings for Wi-Fi you need to click on Install network certificate 3️⃣.

Open the Download 4️⃣ folder and find the UMU-CAROOT-CA2.cer 5️⃣, mark it and click Done 6️⃣.
You are now prompted to give it a name. Type umu 7️⃣ and click OK 8️⃣. The certificate should now be installed.

Step 9 – Connect to eduroam

Return to the page where you see the Available networks and click on eduroam 1️⃣.
Here you need to make sure the settings are as shown in the example.

EAP method: TLS
Identity: Umu-id@ad.umu.se
CA certificate: umu
Online certificate status: Don’t validate
Domain: eap.ad.umu.se
User certificate: the one called your Umu-id
Auto reconnect: Yes

And then click Connect 2️⃣ and you should now be connected 3️⃣.