Use your Gold Password to access campus WiFi eduroam

September 20, 2021

The campus wireless service, eduroam, began using the UCSC Gold password authentication on August 11. That means, if you are on campus this fall quarter you'll access eduroam with your current Gold password instead of your Blue password. 

Note: ResWiFi and UCSC-Guest wireless services did NOT change. Continue accessing these services as you do now. More information

When connecting to eduroam:

  • Most devices will prompt you to enter your credentials. Use your CruzID and Gold password and you'll be back online quickly. 
  • Some devices might have trouble reconnecting. We've captured helpful information below if you run into any difficulties. 
  • Help is available! Contact the ITS Support Center by opening a support request, emailing, or calling (831) 459-HELP (4357).

Trouble Connecting to eduroam?

Here are the most common questions and problems. We will update this page as additional tips are identified.

Correctly formatted username?

Resolution: When setting up eduroam service for the first time or establishing reconnection, you have to specify your full username which is your UCSC email address ( in the username login field. Even if you have the correct password, your access will fail if the username is not correctly formatted.

Incorrect password?

Your device will prompt you for the username and password or it might attempt to connect on its own without successfully connecting. 

Resolution: Make sure you type in the correct Gold password. Copy/paste may work, but typing the password in the field works best. 

Not prompted for the password?

Resolution: Try connecting to UCSC-Guest and back to eduroam, disabling and re-enabling wireless on the device (waiting 10 minutes may help), restart the device, and if issues persist (still no user/password prompt) run the SecureW2 Onboarding process for your specific device.

Having Certificate-related problems?

Eduroam provides certificate-based server validation which confirms you are indeed connecting to eduroam UCSC network and not someone else's network. A copy of this certificate is installed on your device (for validation) using the SecureW2 onboarding process.

Resolution: Download and run through the SecureW2 Onboarding process to install the certificate.

Can I go through SecureW2 onboarding while off-campus?

Answer: Yes, you *should* be able to onboard through SecureW2 depending on your device. Each device specific OS and version may result in different client behavior. SecureW2 process should prompt you that you are successfully onboarded, however the network is not in range to connect to it - this is OK. When you return to campus, it should work without further action. If not, see above troubleshooting notes or contact the ITS Support Center for assistance. 


We're here to help!

Reach out to ITS by opening a support ticket online, by emailing, or by calling (831) 459-HELP (4357).