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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 to access the Internet when visiting other participating institutions. Service providers, including Indiana University Bloomington, IUPUI, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast, broadcast the eduroam wireless network name (SSID) so eduroam members from other institutions can use their home credentials to authenticate and access the Internet.

For example, an IU student can authenticate to the "eduroam" wireless network on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus (an eduroam service provider) using IU credentials; similarly, Illinois users can authenticate to the "eduroam" wireless network at IU campuses using their home campus 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.

Connection information

When on an eduroam service provider campus, connect to the "eduroam" SSID. For your username, enter your full IU email address in the form  username@campus.edu . For your password, enter your IU Network ID passphrase.

For complete connection instructions, see As an IU user, how can I connect to eduroam at another institution?

Note: Your passphrase remains secure, and is never sent over the network. See "Security information" below.

Any IU student, faculty member, or staff member, from any IU campus (with the exception of IPFW), can authenticate at any other eduroam service provider. Supported campus domains are iu.edu, indiana.edu, iupui.edu, iun.edu, iusb.edu, ius.edu, iuk.edu, iue.edu, and iupuc.edu.

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

Visitor information

You can 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 .

Security information

Authentication is accomplished using a federated RADIUS server infrastructure. As an IU user, you must log in with your full email address to identify which RADIUS server in the eduroam infrastructure should handle your authentication attempt.

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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