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WHAT IS EDUROAM?

Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Having started in Europe, Eduroam has gained momentum throughout the research and education community and is now available in 76 territories. Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. In the UAE, Eduroam membership is made available via Ankabut membership
 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

When a user requests authentication, the user's realm determines where the request is routed to. The realm is the suffix of the user-name, delimited with '@', and is derived from the organization's domain name.

Every institution that wants to participate in Eduroam connects its institutional RADIUS server to the federation level RADIUS (FLR) server of the country where the institution is located.

The FLR is normally operated by the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of that territory, which is Ankabut in the UAE. The Ankabut federation-level servers have a complete list of the participating eduroam institutions in that country. This is sufficient to guarantee roaming operations.

For international roaming, a regional top-level RADIUS server is needed in order to roam the users request to the right territory.
 

WHAT VALUE DOES THIS SERVICE ADD TO ANKABUT MEMBERS?

It offers global mobility to students, faculty and staff in UAE institutions while requiring minimal infrastructure and IT operational costs to join. Moreover, it allows for greater collaboration of UAE researchers with the global research community.


How Can an Institution request this Service?

  • For ANKABUT MEMBERS
    If your institution already has access to Reach, our ServiceDesk, please submit a request for Education Roaming (EduRoam) service in the self-service section under the “ Request a New Service ” category. CLICK HERE to access reach.

    If your institution does not have an Ankabut Reach account, please CLICK HERE to request Ankabut Service Request. A member of our IT Services team will coordinate with the relevant technical department at Ankabut and will get in touch with you within 2 business days.

  • For NON-MEMBERS
    Only Ankabut member institutions are eligible for this service. To inquire about the many benefits of Ankabut membership, please CLICK HERE to reach a member of our team.