New Wi-Fi security certificate

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between February 22, 2022 and February 28, 2022.

February 22, 2022

On or after Thursday, Feb. 24, you’ll be prompted to log into the FloridaPoly wireless network and verify a new security certificate. Double-check that you are connecting to FloridaPoly—then proceed with confidence. 

Once connected, your wireless experience will be unchanged. You’ll log in and accept the certificate once—but only once—for each wireless device you have. 

Click here for further documentation with screenshots. 

We’re upgrading the certificate used to secure wireless connections. Your device verifies this certificate each time it connects. If the certificate changes—as it will on Feb. 24—you’ll need to accept the change. This happens so you can be sure you’re connecting to the secure wireless network—not a fake network with the same name. 

Certificates are designed to expire periodically. If an adversary stole a non-expiring certificate they could impersonate us to steal our data or damage our reputation. We can also revoke certificates voluntarily if necessary. Either expiration or revocation would trigger the same prompt on your device. 

For additional information, please contact the Helpdesk by email or call 863-874-8888.