Set up Eduroam on Linux

Note about the used setup tool

A Python script is used as installation program. It will try to install eduroam in the NetworkManager. If the system is not managed by NetworkManager or the version is too old, a wpa_supplicant configuration file will be created instead. The installation program creates a .cat_installer subdirectory in your personal folder and copies the server certificates there.

In some distributions, the following packages need to be post-installed: dbus-python, python-distro

Step 1: Open CAT website and download installation

If you currently have Internet access:

Go to the website. Your operating system will be detected automatically. Then click on the large blue field with the name of your operating system.

If you do NOT currently have internet access and are at an HTW campus:

Connect your device to the open WLAN "HowToUseEduroam". This is available at HTW campuses and allows you to access these instructions and download the Eduroam installation profile via the following link:
Then click on the big blue field with the name of your operating system.

Download installer script

Step 2: Open terminal and install Python profile

Call up the "Terminal" tool via the program overview. Use the command "cd" to change to the directory where you saved the Python script from step 1 of this manual. Then start the installation of the eduroam setup with the command "python3".

Execute phyton script

Step 3: Hint HTW

Confirm the note that only members of the HTW can use this configuration.

Continue installation

Step 4: HTW user name

Please enter your HTW user name with the extension (e.g. "" or "") and confirm with "OK".

Attention: Please do not confuse the user name with your HTW e-mail address! This can not be used here.

Enter user name

Schritt 5/6: HTW-Password

Then enter your password from your HTW account twice (also used e.g. in the LSF/Moodle/E-Mail system of the HTW Berlin) and confirm with "OK".

Enter password and confirm it

Step 7: Profile installed, connect to eduroam

The successful installation will be confirmed. Then call up the overview of available Wi-Fi networks and connect to the Wi-Fi "eduroam".

Select network and connect