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eduroam

concept

eduroam offers world-wide roaming access for members of educational and research institutions. A member of such institution can obtain network access at any other member institution using his/her eduroam ID. This is implemented through a network of Service Points (which control the WiFi access) and Identity Providers (which identify and authorize the users). Typically, an eduroam member institution is both Service Point and Identity Provider simultaneously - this is also the case for HITS.

access

  • For members of other eduroam member institutions visiting HITS:
    • if you have set up eduroam on your mobile device before, it should just work
    • if your institution has set up an automated installer, you can find it at https://cat.eduroam.org/ (for non-German institutions) or https://edit.dfn.de/ (for German institutions)
    • you should search the website of your institution for instructions of how you can access eduroam
  • For HITSters:
    • use the automated installer - head over to https://edit.dfn.de/, search for HITS and follow the instructions
    • perform a manual installation based on the following operating system dependent instructions:
      • Windows 8
      • Windows 7
      • Linux
      • MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite)
      • Android 4.x

In case of problems, please contact the ITS group.

known problems

As HITS has a domain name (h-its.org) which is not part of the normal German domain hierarchy (.de), the other member institutions have to implement the so-called Dynamic Discovery in order to properly route the authentication requests for HITSters - this is known to work in most European institutions. If Dynamic Discovery is not implemented at the visiting institution, it is not possible to reach the HITS authentication server, the authentication requests will remain unanswered, and therefore the access to the eduroam network to be rejected. Unfortunately this is a decision made at the visiting institution and there is nothing that can be done about it elsewhere.

eduroam.1418305829.txt.gz · Last modified: 2014/12/11 13:50 by costesbn