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iPass on Unix/Linux

Though there is not a specific iPass client available for Unix/Linux platforms, you can use your iPass credentials to obtain Internet access at supported iPass Hotspots via a web browser.

You will need a /remote Kerberos instance to use iPass. If you do not already have such an instance and password, see our step-by-step instructions on how to create Kerberos instances using the Instance Manager.

To find an iPass Hotspot

Point a browser to Because this accesses an online directory of locations, you must have an Internet connection (Wi-Fi or cellular data) to access the function.

Logging into an iPass Hotspot via a web browser

To use your iPass credentials to obtain Internet access via a web browser, follow these steps:

  • connect to a supported wireless network (SSID) at an iPass Hotspot (such as "attwifi")
  • enter your username as "IPASS/cs.cmu/your_userid/", where "your_userid" is your SCS
    • for example, if your userid is "bovik", your iPass user ID would be: IPASS/cs.cmu/bovik/
  • enter your /remote instance password
  • select "Other" from the "Service Provider" drop-down list
  • check the box next to "I agree...", then click the Log In/Connect button
Your browser should be redirected back to the main provider webpage. At this point, you are logged in and should have full access to the Internet.