About eduroam at Indiana University

The eduroam (education roaming) service, developed for the international research and education community, is a secure, worldwide wireless network access system that allows students, faculty, and staff from participating institutions (including all IU campuses) to access the Internet when visiting other participating institutions. With eduroam, you can connect to the network at other member institutions using your IU credentials.

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 Committee on Institutional Cooperation, 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.

You can find lists of current eduroam service providers at the regional websites:

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.

  • Connecting at other institutions: IU students, faculty, and staff from any campus (with the exception of IPFW) can follow the instructions in As an IU user, how can I connect to eduroam at another institution? Supported campus domains are iu.edu, indiana.edu, iupui.edu, iun.edu, iusb.edu, ius.edu, iuk.edu, iue.edu, and iupuc.edu.
  • 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, e.g., username@illinois.edu.

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Last modified on 2015-07-12 00:00:00.

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