Offering eduroam


Offer eduroam to your visitors (Service Provider)

If you receive visitors involved in education or research (for example students, university staff, teachers at universities of applied sciences) then you can set up an eduroam hotspot. In this way your users can easily get wireless connection to the internet with their eduroam accounts. Setting up an eduroam hotspot is usually very straightforward. All organisations can offer eduroam to visitors involved in education or research. For instance, more and more congress centers are offering eduroam.

Step 1. Sign contract

You must enter into a contract with SURFnet to become a Service Provider for eduroam. For this purpose, contact eduroam-beheer@surfnet.nl

Organisations that are connected to SURFnet can request the eduroam connection via SURFdashboard. SURFnet does not charge (extra) fees to Service Providers for offering the eduroam service.

Organisations that are connected to Kennisnet can request the eduroam connection via Kennisnet.

Step 2. Install hotspot(s)

You must install one or more 802.1x (WPA2-Enterprise) access points and connect these to a RADIUS server. An authentication request from a visitor is sent via this RADIUS server to the RADIUS server at the institution where he or she works or studies.

Step 3. Configure hotspot(s)

Do not hesitate to contact us regarding important conditions such as the use of WPA2-Enterprise and transparently carrying out EAP authentication, or other questions. All conditions are listed in the eduroam Wiki.

 

Offer eduroam to your own users (Identity Provider)

If you want to make eduroam available to your own users in your education or research institution then you are also an Identity Provider. 

You are a Dutch education or research institution and you would like your users to benefit from the advantages of the eduroam wireless network. In this way you can offer your users wireless internet access via eduroam at both your own institution and at other guest institutions and public locations that use eduroam.

Step 1. Sign contract

You must enter into a contract with SURFnet to become an Identity Provider. You can request the connection via SURFdashboard (or get in contact with eduroam-beheer@surfnet.nl). If you enter into this contract then you do not need to sign a separate contract to be a Service Provider.

Organisations that are connected to Kennisnet can request the eduroam connection via Kennisnet.

Step 2. Set up RADIUS server

You have to configure a RADIUS server that can process authentication requests from your users when they log in to eduroam from within your institution or from a guest institution.

Important conditions

  • You must use WPA2-Enterprise for security.
  • SSID must be “eduroam”.
  • For authentication, EAP must be carried out transparently.
  • RADIUS usernames must have the following format: ‘username@domein.nl’ (like an email address).

Read all of the technical and administrative conditions on the eduroam Wiki.

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