The eduroam Architecture for Network Roaming (RFC7593)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-04
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
K. Wierenga: AUTHOR [+3]
In 2002, the European Research and Education community set out to create a network roaming service for students and employees in academia [eduroam-start]. Now, over 10 years later, this service has grown to more than 10,000 service locations, serving millions of users on all continents with the exception of Antarctica.
Independent Submission K. Wierenga Request for Comments: 7593 Cisco Systems Category: Informational S. Winter ISSN: 2070-1721 RESTENA T. Wolniewicz Nicolaus Copernicus University September 2015
The eduroam Architecture for Network Roaming
This document describes the architecture of the eduroam service for federated (wireless) network access in academia. The combination of IEEE 802.1X, the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), and RADIUS that is used in eduroam provides a secure, scalable, and deployable service for roaming network access. The successful deployment of eduroam over the last decade in the educational sector may serve as an example for other sectors, hence this document. In particular, the initial architectural choices and selection of standards are described, along with the changes that were prompted by operational experience.
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RFC 7593 eduroam September 2015
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