Secure eduroam on Your Devices

You must install the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) to maximize the security of your eduroam connection. CAT is a critical configuration component that optimizes the security settings on your device to encrypt your eduroam authentication. It protects you from risks associated with public Wi-Fi hotspots, including man-in-the-middle attacks that result in snooping and data capture.

CAT was developed by GÉANT, CANARIE’s trusted partner and the operator of the pan-European research and education network.

Download and install CAT on every mobile device. If your home institution/organization has deployed eduroam:

Search for eduroam on your home institution/organization’s website and follow the instructions for installing CAT. If this is not possible:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on “Click here to download your eduroam installer”
  3. Find your home institution/organization in the list
  4. Download the installer to your device.

If you’re accessing eduroam via eduroam Visitor Access (eVA):

Mobile Devices (Apple):

  1. Go to the eduroam CAT website (URL above) and click on the “Download your eduroam installer” button.
  2. Once downloaded, go to Settings, click on the “Profile Downloaded” link and install the profile.
  3. Enter the username and password that you have received by e-mail or text message and click on “Join”.

Mobile Devices (Android):

  1. Go to the Google Play store and download the eduroam CAT installer (GEANT Association)
  2. Go to the eduroam CAT website (URL above) and click on the “Download your eduroam installer” button
  3. Follow the instructions provided and enter the username and password that you have received by e-mail or text message.

Laptops and tablets:

  • If you already have an internet connection: Download and install the CAT tool to configure your access.
  • If you do NOT have an internet connection: Go to “Wi-fi settings”, find the “eduroam” network, click on “Connect” and enter your eVA credentials.

Once connected to the internet, ensure that you download and install the eduroam CAT tool to ensure a secure connection.

Please note that you may experience a momentary lapse in internet connectivity while your device re-negotiates the secure connection.

After your eVA session ends:

If you’re connected to eduroam via eVA, “Forget/Remove” the eduroam Wi-Fi network from your device once your session expires. This will prevent your device from attempting to re-connect to eduroam networks elsewhere. When visiting other sites that offer eduroam, ask their administrators if eVA is available.

eVA Code of Conduct and Netiquette

Users are required to abide by all restrictions and policies applied by the host organization where they are using eduroam as a visitor, as well as at any other institutions or organizations visited while their credentials are active.

The access code provided by text or e-mail is strictly personal and not transferable. Users are required to keep their password strictly confidential. Where users are aware of any misuse of their access code, they must report this to their host as soon as possible.

The host organization may enforce additional user rules and conditions to which visitors must adhere.

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