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Keeping track of your eduroam (WiFi) password is about to get easier

January 19, 2018

From: Division of Information Technology

When you need to re-enter your eduroam WiFi password (aka your Network Password), can you remember it? Neither can we! To help, the process is about to get easier. Beginning Jan. 29, you will be able to retrieve or re-set an auto-generated password each time you need to connect a device.

Once you opt into the new system, you will be able to retrieve the password any time you need it, and won’t need to remember it. Whenever you get a new device, you can simply view your network password in Account Manager to add networking to the new device.

Users who DO remember their current network password can keep using it: it will work exactly as it does now, and will not expire. If and when you forget it, or choose to get a new one, though, you will then switch to using the viewable, randomly generated network password.

The auto-generated password string will be 19 characters long: 16 random lowercase letters and 3 hyphens (for example, ‘uywo-ioon-dicl-qwaz’). You can copy and paste the password as needed within your device.

This change is part of a wider effort to streamline the processes involved in the creation and management of online accounts. For complete information, visit: it.vt.edu/accounts.