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Linux newbie trying to eduroam, please help [answered]

asked 2014-01-12 18:40:35 +0200

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updated 2014-01-12 23:46:57 +0200

Jan Wellmann gravatar image

Okay, so at my university we have eduroam. And I'd like to connect to it using my Jolla. Apparantly it's currently not possible to officially edit wifi settings. So I tried this: Click me :D. But I really wouldn't know how to get the appropriate certificate. There are some manuals for different mobile platforms, but none of them mention any certificate coding. There is a certificate for Symbian though. But idk how to get the coding (I'm hopeless at anything coding related lol). It can be found here: Symbian CAroot.

And uhm, I managed to find some security setting (I think?): WLAN securitymode: 802.1x EAP-PEAP EAP-MSCHAPV2 Crypt settings?: RSA, AES, SHA; DHE-RSA, AES, SHA; DHE-DSS, AES, SHA

Please help me :c

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by Vinyl
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What happened to my answer I typed yesterday? Suddenly it is gone? :-(

raimue ( 2014-01-13 11:16:33 +0200 )edit

Yeah, I noticed. Someone probably removed it.

Vinyl ( 2014-01-13 11:47:04 +0200 )edit

Try pkcon install openssl Pkcon will ask to install some additional packages, that's ok.

Jan Wellmann ( 2014-01-13 12:31:44 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-12 23:39:56 +0200

Jan Wellmann gravatar image

updated 2014-01-12 23:47:22 +0200

@Vinyl What are your authentication settings for eduroam at the university? The list you provided below seems to be not very specific. On our university we have (provided by the staff there):

Authentification: WPA2 Enterprise
Encryption: AES
Authentification: PEAP
Auth-Protokoll: MS-CHAP-V2

Should look similar at your place, but as mentioned in, a lot of different auth-methods are common.

So first you have to download, extract and copy the certificate to /etc/ssl/certs. I assume you already enabled the developer mode, so the next step is to extract the certificate. There is no App for this, sling to the terminal and find the in /home/nemo/Downloads (caption does matter) and extract it to /etc/ssl/cert (you may use tab to autocomplete your input). We are lucky, Jolla comes with good'ol unzip:

unzip /home/nemo/Downloads/ /etc/ssl/certs/

and then follow the instructions in using the auth-methods provided by your university, set the path to /etc/ssl/cert/CAroot.crt and do not forget to add your university's domain after your username :).

hope this helps.

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One thing to add: There is no certificate named CAroot.crt on Jolla by default, but if you find one, you should rename the new certificate.

Jan Wellmann ( 2014-01-12 23:45:04 +0200 )edit

Well, that sucks. I tried extracting the certificate. But it wouldn't unzip it, got the following error: Caution: filename not matched. I tried unzipping it without specifying the directory and it unzipped it. But now I'm left with a certificate which I can't remove from /.

Vinyl ( 2014-01-13 11:46:20 +0200 )edit

As I wrote in the answer that got deleted, the CA certificate you have is in the wrong format. You need to convert it to PEM format, for example: openssl x509 -in CAroot.cer -inform DER -outform PEM -out CAroot.pem Also, certificates can be in any path, no need to put it into /etc/ssl/certs.

raimue ( 2014-01-13 11:51:00 +0200 )edit

So, you now have a CAroot.crt in home/nemo/Downloads? You can move it to the needed location by (I assume you are in that folder)

mv CAroot.crt /etc/ssl/certs/CAroot.crt

or delete it using rm CAroot.crt

Jan Wellmann ( 2014-01-13 11:51:46 +0200 )edit

@raimue, your right. Sorry, I haven't seen your answer.

Jan Wellmann ( 2014-01-13 11:53:13 +0200 )edit

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