How to set up eduroam on a Mac PC or laptop running macOS X 10.8 or later

These instructions are for configuring eduroam for macOS. You must be running 10.8.5 or later to use eduroam.

Before you begin, make sure you are in a location where the eduroam wireless network is available and you have your RNCM email address handy.

There are a lot of steps to follow but once completed you won't need to configure your access again unless you


Download the eduroam profile from here


Double click the downloaded file (eduroam.mobileconfig). System Preferences will open and ask if you want to install the profile. Click Continue.

Popup dialogue asking to install. Click Continue


Click Continue to import the RNCM eduroam service CA

Popup asking if you want to install the eduroam profile


For the username, enter your RNCM email address in the format

For the password, enter your RNCM login password

Popup of form with fillable System Username and System Password fields



If prompted, enter the password you use when logging into your Mac to approve the profile installation.

System dialogue asking for mac login password



Once the profile installation is complete, click the Show All button and then choose the Network Preference pane.

Highlight Wi-Fi and click the Advanced button. Drag eduroam above RNCM-General in the list of wireless networks so that it becomes the preferred choice. Click OK.




Congratulations! You should now be able to connect to eduroam. If you get an error saying that authentication has failed, double-check the above steps, especially your email address and password.

Last modified: Friday, 31 July 2020, 4:05 PM