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iPass on Unix/Linux

Though there is not a specific iPass client available for Unix/Linux platforms, though 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

Browse to the Hotspot Finder 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 "example", your iPass user ID would be: IPASS/cs.cmu/example/
  • 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.