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New Wi-Fi Certificates: Safe to Accept

By Joe Ferguson

Published July 11, 2016

Joe Ferguson (UB Student, Class of 2019) was born in Sacramento, CA, but currently lives in Lockport, NY. He is studying Marketing/Public Relations and Communications. He hopes to get a job in as a marketing person or PR agent for a California-based company when he graduates.

If you use the Wi-Fi at UB, you may see a notice on your device asking you to accept a new Wi-Fi certificate in order to continue connecting. This is safe to accept, and part of a routine update.

What to Look For

As shown below, the exact appearance of the request will vary depending on whether you are in a Wi-Fi “boosted” or “non-boosted" building.

Non-Boosted Certificate Request

Boosted Certificate Request

Why Is This Change Happening?

Wi-Fi certificates help your devices know that the Wi-Fi in the area can be trusted, and let you connect whenever you are on campus without hassle.

Having Trouble?

If you are unable to re-connect, try these instructions.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the UBIT Help Center through www.buffalo.edu/ubit/help or call 716-645-3542.