Computer Services Centre

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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Wireless Connection (Mac)

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Mac OS X

Will also work for IPads and IPhones.

  1. Connect your Mac to the IITD wired LAN using either DHCP or static IP based configuration. The mobile devices should be connected to IITD LAN or Internet using GPRS, EDGE, 3G or a temporary open WiFi connection.
  2. Download the IITD CA certificate, double-click on the file and follow the screen instructions to install it in the system or user keychain. Please verify the SHA1 and the MD5 fingerprints of the certificate from the Certificates section
  3. Download (right click and save-as) http://www.cc.iitd.ac.in/misc/IITD.mobileconfig  and save on your Desktop without any .txt extension.
  4. Double-click and verify that the digital signature on the mobileconfig utility is correct. The utility is digitally signed by suban or nck and you should see the message IIT Delhi is verified. It is crucial that the IITD CA certificate is installed before this step.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure IITD calendar, IITD email, IITD_WIFI. You have to supply your credentials for Caldav. The credentials for the other utilities can supplied later. You should be done.

The above procedure will also work on an IPad or an IPhone provided the device is connected to the network (for example using GPRS, 3G or to the Internet using some other WiFi connection). If for some reason your device running Mac OS X or IOS cannot be connected to the IITD LAN  or the Internet using wired network or some other mechanism, then you can do the following:

  1. Transfer the IITD CA certificate and the file http://www.cc.iitd.ac.in/misc/IITD.mobileconfig (note that this is a different utility from the one above) on to your device using an USB stick or through ITunes.
  2. Double click on the IITD CA certificate and follow the on-screen instructions to install it in the system or user keychain. Please verify the SHA1 and the MD5 fingerprints of the certificate from the Certificates section.
  3. Double click on the IITD.mobileconfig and verify that the digital signature on the mobileconfig utility is correct. The utility is digitally signed by suban or nck and you should see the message IIT Delhi is verified. It is crucial that the IITD CA certificate is installed before this step.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure  IITD email, IITD_WIFI.  IITD calendar server configuration will not be installed - you will have to configure CalDav separately later using the procedure described in the Calendar section.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 19:19