NOTE: The CLAS Linux Group has provided these instructions as a courtesy to campus Linux users. The wireless service on campus is called eduroam. See the ITS article about eduroam or contact the ITS Help Desk for additional information.

Check the Requirements

  • You must have a valid HawkID.
  • Your laptop must have a wireless interface--either built-in or on a card--that conforms with the wireless client requirements listed on the page About the UI Wireless Service of the Information Technology Services (ITS) site.
  • Any drivers necessary for your laptop's wireless interface must be installed. The drivers must provide support for WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access).


To configure eduroam on your Linux (or other OS device), download and run the eduroam installer tool from  Select the "University of Iowa" installer (which is a python script) and download it to your Linux system.  Run the python installer script as follows

% python3 ./

When prompted to "Add a new entry", use your "".  You'll be prompted for your hawkid password (twice).  At this point, your wireless connection to eduroam should be configured and working.

Potential Issues

If your linux distro defaults to using OpenSSL 3.0 (e.g. Ubuntu 22.04), you will likely not be able to connect out of the box. With recent OpenSSL, the secure renegotiation feature is now required. Unfortunately, as of 2022-09-01, the authentication servers for wireless do not support this feature. Please see for information on this change in OpenSSL.