What is eduroam?
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community.
What Does eduroam Do?
For the Traveler
eduroam provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location. The connectivity is instantaneous and the infrastructure is authenticated by the user. Study abroad students can join thousands of eduroam hotspots without any hassle or any data roaming charges.
For the Institution
eduroam removes the administrative steps required to provision visitors from other educational institutions. Access between networks from R&E institutions is negotiated once during the federation process and for all members of participating institutions. The eduroam network addresses CALEA requirements for visitors from other schools.
How Can You Use It?
All UMD users (students, faculty, and staff) already have access to use eduroam while visiting other institutions that provide an eduroam wireless network. Simply use your full UMD email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and your email (X.500) password. UMD will be providing eduroam access for visitors this coming spring semester.