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What is eduroam?
Education Roaming (eduroam) is a worldwide Internet access service for educational and research institutions and uses an encrypted wireless connection (WPA2). Eduroam provides Internet access for staff and students at the sites of all participating organisations using their own username and password.
In order to use eduroam, an eduroam-capable, valid account with one of the participating institutions is required. The accounts of the GWDG, the staff and students of the University of Göttingen, the University Medicine Göttingen UMG and many Max Planck Institutes are eduroam-enabled.
For a secure eduroam configuration, it is strongly recommended that you set up eduroam using the configuration wizard (CAT tool) and not using the automatisms of your device. The eduroam CAT (eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool) is a website operated by the GÉANT Association, of which DFN-Verein is a member. It provides the eduroam configuration wizards for Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS and Android.
Important for iOS devices:
If the device is connected to eduroam during installation, the new eduroam profile will not be installed correctly under iOS. This means that if an eduroam profile already exists, it must first be uninstalled. Next, “Ignore this network” must be selected in the WLAN settings for eduroam. Only then will the reinstallation of the eduroam profile run smoothly. For example, the eduroam profile can be downloaded and installed via the WLAN “GuestOnCampus” or via mobile radio (LTE, UMTS).
Important for Windows Mobile devices:
Please note that your eduroam access must be activated by the GWDG for Windows Mobile devices. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for this. If your registration still does not work, you must install the new Telekom root certificate “T-TeleSec Global Root Class 2” on your device. There is no CAT tool for Windows Mobile. So you need to set up eduroam manually.
eduroam tutorials for PC systems
eduroam tutorials for mobile devices
When you are asked for your username enter your username in the following manner:
|<vorname.nachname>@||stud.uni-goettingen.de||Students of Göttingen University (Students e-mail address)|
|<username>@||gwdg.de||GWDG users and staff|
|<username>@||uni-goettingen.de||Staff of Göttingen University|
|<username>@||mpibpc.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry|
|<username>@||cec.mpg.de||Staff of the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion|
|<username>@||mpi-halle.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics|
|<username>@||em.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine|
|<username>@||evolbio.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology|
|<username>@||zv.uni-goettingen.de||Staff of the University Central Institutions|
|<username>@||zvw.uni-goettingen.de||Staff of the University Central Institutions|
|<nachname_vorname>@||med.uni-goettingen.de||Staff of the University Medical Center Göttingen|
|<username>@||mmg.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity|
|<username>@||mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research Heidelberg|
|<username>@||mpi-dortmund.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology|
|<mailadresse>@||psych.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Munich|
|<username>@||dpz.eu||Staff of the German Primate Center|
|<eduxxx>@||mucam.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy|
|<vorname.nachname>@||ip.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition|
|<vorname.nachname>@||tax.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance|
|<username>@||sf.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research|
|<username>@||mps.mpg.de||Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research Göttingen|
Important change in the use of eduroam
In the context of the expiration of the root certificate “Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2“ on July 10, 2019, which has been announced for some time, the certificate used to encrypt the login process in WLAN eduroam will expire on July 1, 2019. For all concerned users, there is an urgent need for action to be able to use the popular and wide-spread eduroam access even after this date.
For a more detailed information about the changed configuration refer to this article.