ABOUT THE RESOURCE
Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure wireless server, developed for the international research and education community to support the mobility needs of staff, students and researchers.
The initiative allows people from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity through wireless (wifi), on their home campus, around town and abroad. In fact thousands of locations in over 58 countries offer this service.
Participating institutions are typically universities and other research and educational organisations. eduroam allows a user belonging to one institution to get network access when visiting another institution. Depending on local policies at the visited institution, the visitor may also have additional resources (for example printers) at their disposal. The visiting user (to a participating institution) is authenticated using the same credentials (username and password) that they would at their home institution.
In this webinar guest speaker Brook Schofield of TERENA based in the Netherlands gives an overview on the FOSS tool. TERENA is all about collaborating, innovating and sharing knowledge in order to foster the development of internet technology, infrastructure and services to be used by the research and education community.
- Slides in PDF format of Brook Schofields's presentation