About eduroam at Indiana University

eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, worldwide wireless network access system developed for the international research and education community. IU students, faculty, and staff can connect to eduroam at member institutions using your full IU email address and passphrase.

  • Connect to eduroam: See Connect to eduroam. Supported campus domains are iu.edu, indiana.edu, iupui.edu, iue.edu, iufw.edu, iuk.edu, iun.edu, iupuc.edu, iusb.edu, and ius.edu.

    An Access Control List (ACL) for students, similar to the one used for the campus border filter, has been placed on the wireless controllers. Web browsing and access to all IU resources is available by default; faculty and staff retain full wireless access and are not limited by the student ACL while on campus.

  • Visitors to IU from other institutions: Connect to the eduroam wireless network at IU by using your home campus identity and password. Normally, your identity will be your campus email address, for example, username@illinois.edu.

eduroam is managed by the Global eduroam Governance Committee, which is made up of several regional administrative entities. IU is a member of eduroam-US. The Big Ten Academic Alliance, a consortium of higher education institutions that includes Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago, has recommended using eduroam as the official mechanism for cross-member wireless network access.

To find lists of current eduroam service providers worldwide, see Where can I eduroam?

Authentication is accomplished using a federated RADIUS server infrastructure. When you enter your credentials at a remote institution, the authentication dialogue is encrypted between your laptop and IU's RADIUS servers. Additionally, the authentication method used by IU is a challenge-response mechanism, so your client never actually sends your password over the network.

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Last modified on 2022-01-14 13:13:52.