EDUROAM: How does it work?

Tags eduroam

Audience

Students, Employees, anyone from a participating institution

Question

How does eduroam work?

Answer

eduroam is a federated authentication service that allows participating institutions to provide access to their wireless networks to users from other eduroam participating institutions. Individuals use their home institution credentials.

eduroam network routing

eduroam is a worldwide federation of RADIUS servers that use IEEE 802.1x as the vehicle. When a user connects with any participating wireless network, the home RADIUS server does the authentication, while the host institution does the authorization.

eduroam is available at more than 12,000 locations worldwide, including more than 530 colleges, universities, and research facilities in the United States.

The user achieves seamless access by just opening their laptop or device configured to connect via eduroam. Given the federated nature of eduroam, the host institution does not need to explicitly provide access, eliminating significant administrative overhead.

Details

Article ID: 1057
Created
Wed 11/10/21 3:30 PM
Modified
Fri 12/3/21 1:56 PM