As part of the ongoing Network Renewal Project, ICTS will introduce new Network Access Control (NAC) mechanisms to campus. The new feature will ensure that every device connecting to our network can authenticate and that the user or device owner can be identified by their UCT network account. This will enhance network security on campus and help us to comply with  a range of local and international standards and legislation.

When will this happen?

The change will roll out to different areas at different times. We will communicate to specific groups as required.

What do I need to do?

You will need to configure your device(s) appropriately before the cutover date communicated to you.

Note that these steps apply to devices that connect via a network cable, where you – as an individual – use the device. You do not need to configure shared or special-purpose devices – such as TVs, printers, projectors, video conferencing equipment, etc. We will deal with these separately.

Instructions for Apple Mac

  1. If you’re using an ethernet adapter, please ensure that it is inserted correctly.
  2. Plug in the ethernet cable.
  3. An authentication window will open. Enter these details:
    • Certificate: No certificate selected
    • Account name: Staff / student
    • Password: Your UCT network password
  4. Click OK.

Instructions for other operating systems

If you have a computing device that isn't covered above, let us know.