Seamless Wi-Fi access for research and education around the world.
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff to seamlessly access internet connectivity when within range of a hotspot , whether they're moving across campus or visiting other participating institutions.
With benefits for users and for their campus IT departments, eduroam saves time and facilitates active and enduring collaboration between countries and institutions.
eduroam supports research and education by providing:
roaming broadband in more than 100 territories worldwide;
access at thousands of locations, with one password;
secure and privacy-preserving technology;
reciprocal service that is free-of-charge to users.
To help support take-up and usability of eduroam to the R&E community, there are a range of additional services;
- eduroam Managed IdP - eduroam Managed IdP outsources the technical setup of eduroam IdP functions to the eduroam Operations Team. This leaves the institution only having to focus on its users and frees up valuable technical support resource.
- eduroam CAT - The eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) has been developed to help organisations offering users eduroam access. The tool build customised installers for a range of popular PPC and smartphone platformas and enhances the security for the end user.
- eduroam Companion App (developed and supported by Jisc) - Jisc, the UK’s national research and education networking charity, has just released a completely rewritten version of the eduroam companion app for Android and iOS. This application helps users find eduroam enabled hotspots when travelling.
GÉANT and eduroam
eduroam was pioneered by the GÉANT research and education networking community in Europe. The GÉANT (GN4) Project works together with relevant
industry and standardisation groups to find and share solutions related
to eduroam technology and security.
eduroam in Europe
The European eduroam service is a large-scale collaboration between hundreds of institutions, the majority of which own and operate the service’s infrastructure. The national and international coordination of this infrastructure is undertaken by the Roaming Operators (ROs) and a central eduroam Operational Team that is funded by the GÉANT Project.