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eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Having started in Europe, eduroam has gained momentum throughout the research and education community and is now available in 89 territories. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.


eduroam
is based on the most secure encryption and authentication standards in existence today. Its security by far exceeds typical commercial hotspots. eduroam allows any user from an eduroam participating site to get network access at any institution connected to eduroam. Depending on local policies at the visited institutions, eduroam participants may also have additional resources at their disposal.

The user credentials are kept secure because eduroam does not share them with the site you’re visiting. Instead they are forwarded to the user’s home institution, where they can be verified and validated (the system uses a network of servers run by the institutions, and the participating National Research and Education Networks -NRENs- to securely route these requests back to your home institute).

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eduroam helps enable collaboration and mobility by giving students and researchers the ability to roam across of 89 countries whilst accessing free Wi-Fi services provided by educational establishments. Just as ubiquitous IP access services have transformed education so roaming Wi-Fi transforms the experience of users.

Benefits

The benefits of eduroam are immense both for Individuals, Institutions and particularly National Research and Education Networks (NRENs):

  • For individuals the ability to turn on a smartphone, tablet or laptop and immediately get high performance, secure Wi-Fi access transforms the learning experience. No more needing to find free (and possibly insecure) Wi-Fi hotspots, borrow someone else’s identity or apply for a temporary account – the users’ existing credentials are used to access Wi-Fi wherever they need to connect.
  • For institutions there is no longer a need to provide insecure shared usernames and passwords or to respond to requests for access. Access can be controlled much more easily and the workload of issuing and cancelling ad hoc identities is removed.
  • For NRENs eduroam offers a unique value added service to the institutions, users and the wider community. By providing eduroam capabilities NRENs can offer a highly visible, highly valued service that directly impacts institutions and users.
  • By enabling eduroam your users get access to over 80 countries and tens of thousands of access points worldwide.
  • eduroam helps any national or regional research and education community to better connect with their peers in the rest of the world, and so promotes a sense of equality.