IIT-Secure Network-Security Certificates’ Update and Action Items

The IIT-Secure and eduroam wireless networks on all Illinois Tech campuses will be updated with new security certificates on the morning of Thursday, July 12. These certificates ensure you are connected to trusted wireless networks, and they expire regularly to reduce the risk of our networks being compromised.

Beginning July 12, when you try to get on┬áto IIT-Secure or eduroam on any of your wireless devices, you will be asked to ‘accept/trust’ the new network certificate in order to establish a secure wireless connection on that device. This question is normal and expected on most devices when they are presented with a new certificate; it is similar to what you would have seen the first time you connected to the network.

Please note that for reasons of redundancy, the university has two certificates covering different parts of the campuses, so if you travel around Mies Campus, for example, or among campuses with your wireless device, you may have to also accept the second certificate. Additionally, each of your wireless devices will need to accept/trust the new certificate(s).

If you experience any difficulties or need assistance, please contact the Office of Technology Services’ (OTS’) Support Desk by emailing supportdesk@iit.edu, calling 312.567.3375 (on campus x7DESK), or stopping by the second floor of Paul V. Galvin Library.

Thank you for your assistance.