Eduroam is an international roaming service to provide internet access to students, teachers and researchers in higher education. Its configuration allows us not only to access the Internet locally but also in any other University that has the Eduroam network available.

The following steps represent the basics to configuring Eduroam in an Android device:

1. Installing the Security Certificate (Optional)

This step is not absolutely needed but it is important if you need to use Eduroam in different Universities than your own.

These represent the steps for the installation of the security certificate for the University of the Algarve. If you are from a different University, you might need your University’s certificate.

First, connect to the “eduroam-install” network, open a browser, go to and download the certificate:


To download it, hold the certificate’s link for a few moments and select “Save link”. The Certificate should have a name like “root.der” or similar:


In order to install the certificate in Android, you need to change its file extension from “.der” to “.cer”. To do so, open Donwloads and change the file name from “root.der” to “root.cer”:


Now you can install the certificate. Go to “System Settings >> Security” and select the option “Install from SD card”. The certificate should be detected automatically and now you can change its name to Eduroam:


* In case the certificate is not detected, try and place it on the system storage root instead of the Downloads folder.

**To install the certificate, you might be prompted to insert a screen lock password.

2. Configure Eduroam Network

In the available networks connect to “eduroam” and insert the following configurations:


Security: 802.1x EAP

EAP Method: PEAP

Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2

CA Certificate: eduroam (in case you installed the certificate in step 1)

User Certificate: don’t change anything here

Identity: your student email address (eg:

Anonymous Identity: don’t change anything here

Password: your student account password

Finally just click “connect”. After this, your device should be ready to surf the web in any University with access to the Eduroam network!



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João Duarte

One of the founders of eLab Hackerspace! Post-Graduate with a Specialization in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Some of his interests include digital fabrication, home automation, robotics, high voltage and chemistry.


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