For users with laptops not issued by MIAD, there will be a certificate prompt when connecting to the network for the first time.
If you opt to click Continue, you will receive this prompt each time you connect to a new wifi array - of which there are several throughout campus, so you'll want to instruct your Mac to remember this certificate.
You can do so by:
- Click Show Certificate and then Trust.
- Select Always Trust and click Continue
- You'll be prompt for your computer's username and password (not your wifi credentials)
We renew our encryption certificates every 90 days or so, you'll have to do this each time we issue a new certificate, which is about 4 per year (3 per school year).
Why this Happens:
Your Mac is informing you that you're connecting to a wifi network with a new encryption certificate. It wants you to double-check that you recognize it; if you don't, a bad actor could be MITM (man-in-the-middling) your connection to siphon your data.
It's good practice to check the server name you're connecting to (never blindly accept connection requests) - in this case it will be [servername].miad.edu - the prefix of the server depends on the area of campus you're in. If you're in the building and you see something other than miad.edu when connecting to MIAD's wifi, you'll want to stop by the tech desk as soon as possible.
For users with MIAD-issued laptops, the certificates are pre-authorized, so these prompts should not appear.