eduroam is a global wireless network access service developed for the international research and education community, allowing researchers, faculty, and staff seamless wireless access at all participating institutions. Internet2 makes eduroam available to eligible higher education members at no extra cost; it is one of the benefits of Internet2 membership.
Using eduroam, travelers gain network access at any participating institution. Since the home institution does the authentication, the visited institution does not need to explicitly grant access. This benefits visiting faculty, academics traveling for conferences and collaborative work, study abroad students, and other traveling students, faculty, and staff.
eduroam is a federated authentication service. An indiviudual uses his or her existing username and password and the home institution (identity provider) does the authentication. The visiting institution (service provider) controls the authoirzation and access.
THE Global SSID for Education
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community.
What does eduroam do for the traveler? eduroam provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location. The connectivity is instantaneous and the infrastructure is authenticated by the user. Study abroad students can join thousands of eduroam hotspots without any hassle or any data roaming charges.
What does eduroam do for the institution? eduroam removes the administrative steps required to provision visitors from other educational institutions. Access between networks from R&E institutions is negotiated once during the federation process and for all members of participating institutions. The eduroam network addresses CALEA requirements for visitors from other schools.
For more on eduroam, see https://www.eduroam.us/introduction.
Higher education Internet2 members will pay no annual fee for the eduroam service; eduroam is one of the benefits of Internet2 membership . Members will be charged a one-time $700 set-up fee if they request changes to the eduroam agreement unless the changes are required by state or local laws.
Non-member organizations can purchase the eduroam service for 10 cents per user annually, with a minimum charge of $400. Please note that you must purchase the service for all students and/or employees. User totals will be based on IPEDs data (Total Enrollment, All Students) where applicable. Institutions which do not have an IPEDS number will be billed based on their total number of students or, for organizations with no students, total number of employees.
Internet2 will charge a one time $700 set-up fee for proposed changes to the eduroam agreement. We have made every effort to keep the agreement as simple and straightforward as possible. Internet2 will waive the $700 legal fee if a connector must make a change because of state governing laws, assuming documentation is provided.
Thank you for your interest in eduroam. Below are answers to some of the most common questions related to the service. Please check eduroam home for updates as they become available. Have a question not answered here? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Eduroam is built into the overall value for Internet2 higher education members, with the service included in your annual Internet2 membership dues.
Eduroam is open to any higher education institution, research organizatoin, national labs, or cultural organizations (non-commercial libraries, museums, and performaing arts centers, for example). Annual and other fees will apply to non-Internet2 members.
To participate in the eduroam service, you must first determine if your organization is a Qualified Entity. Qualified Entities include U.S. located post-secondary educational institutions, K12 institutions, U.S. organizations with strong affiliations with research, education, and cultural organizations (e.g. non-commercial libraries, museums, performing arts centers, federal agencies and national laboratories). Additional types of research, educational, or cultural organizaitons may be permitted by Internet2.
To subscribe to the eduroam service, or to pose questions, please email email@example.com.