By Sara Jeanes, eduroam Product Manager
You may have learned that eduroam is expanding and changing to serve K12. Internet2 is moving all subscribers to a cloud-forward architecture and new configuration management portal. Briefly, here is what you need to know:
- Your eduroam traffic will be moved to the new backend in November.
- This change is designed to enable service continuity but your eduroam administrator has a few things to do to make sure this is the case.
- Your eduroam administrator will be able to schedule when your organization’s eduroam traffic is moved. We want to ensure that you are able to pick the eduroam-move date from our scheduled list that works best for your organization.
- Internet2 is sending information about this change to the eduroam administrator(s) we have on file for your organization. If you don’t have this role identified, please contact us at email@example.com.
Be on the lookout for further updates throughout November and December. For more information, visit https://internet2.edu/eduroam-is-expanding/. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background and What to Do to Get Ready
We are in the final stages of building the new eduroam service and are on track for a November migration for all subscribers.
eduroam Admin users will be migrated and continue as the eduroam Administrators for your organization, so be sure to log into the current admin interface and make sure your email is accurate. We will notify these folks (as well as the eduroam-admins email discussion list) of timeline specifics including when your move date will be.
If you want to get a jump start on the migration, you can sign into Internet2 Spaces today with your Federated credentials, or set up guest credentials using the email address you use for your organization. It’s important that you remember which Identity Provider (whether guest or from your home institution) that you used to set up access, so that you can use that same provider to access your eduroam configuration after the move.
We are also soliciting beta campuses, so if you would like early access to the new admin self-service experience let us know.