What is Eduroam?
Eduroam stands for Education Roaming. All our students can benefit from wireless internet service free of charge. By using 802.1x security standards over RADIUS-based infrastructure, eduroam aims to ensure that users of member institutions can seamlessly use the network in other educational institutions. Users of eduroam member institutions can connect to the network from another institution (Guest Institution) that is a member of eduroam with the username password binaries they use to connect to the network in their own institution (Home Institution). When the user submits a connection request to the eduroam broadcast he received while in the guest institution, the authorization server of the guest institution directs that user to the authorization server of his home institution to determine whether he is authorized or not. Performing all these queries through an encrypted tunnel created between the servers prevents the username and password binaries from being seen outside the user’s own home server. In this case, the only thing that users need to do is to define the eduroam wireless network in the institution where they are guests as if they are connected to the network of their own institution. eduroam has a federation hierarchy. There are currently two confederations in the world: the European eduroam confederation and the Asia-Pacific (APAN) eduroam confederation. eduroam member institutions send inquiries to eduroam federations in their own countries, and federations of countries send inquiries to the confederations to which they are affiliated. Every new federation that joins the European eduroam confederation and the APAN confederation to which Turkey is affiliated and every new institution that joins them can be recognized by everyone involved thanks to this hierarchy.