Connect to GovWifi using a Mac, iMac or Macbook

Once you have a GovWifi username and password, follow the steps below. Depending on your device, you may need to scroll down to see all the fields.

  1. Select the wifi icon at the top right of your screen.

  2. Select GovWifi.

    Screenshot of WiFi credentials prompt on macOS
  3. Enter the username and password you received by email or text.

    Your password is case sensitive. It's 3 words without spaces. The first letter of each word is capitalised.

  4. Select Join. You will be asked to confirm the network is genuine by checking the certificate.

    Screenshot of Verify Certificate dialog on macOS
  5. Select Show Certificate.

    Warning Check that the certificate is called wifi.service.gov.uk and it's issued by GeoTrust RSA CA 2018.
  6. Select Continue.

  7. Your device will ask you for your computer password to save these settings.

    This is the password you normally use to sign into your computer.

You should now be connected to GovWifi.

If you are using a device managed by your organisation, your permissions might be restricted and you might not be able to trust the new GovWifi certificate. Follow these instructions to get access.