Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure and worldwide roaming WiFi infrastructure developed and operated by the international research and education community. Eduroam originated in Europe, has gradually gained in popularity and is currently available on all continents except Antarctica. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff of participating organizations to access the Internet wherever it is present by simply opening their laptop.
How eduroam works
Whenever a user wants to connect to eduroam, the service provider (the one who broadcasts WiFi) through the eduroam infrastructure asks the relevant identity provider (the user’s home institution) if he should allow the user access. This query is implemented in such a way that no one can copy the eduroam user account. In this sense, eduroam is safe, but it is necessary that the user equipment is set up correctly. The easiest way to achieve the correct settings is to use CAT eduroam, the following pages of this website are dedicated to this.
User account security
Never enter your eduroam username and password on the web portal, in the information kiosk and the like. The eduroam username and password should not leave your laptop or phone.