eduroam at a Glance

With eduroam, registered users can access the research network not only at their home research institution, but also at other academic and research organization on-demand and without additional log-ins. Additionally, eduroam is a key component of European research projects and is intended to foster the use of research networks across national borders.

eduroam has been built out and maintained through a close collaboration between the DFN association and computing centers at research facilities connected to the DFN research network.  Users can access the network via a WLAN, but can also access the network through a wired connection, if necessary.

Additionally, easyroam — an optional feature of the eduroam service—reduces the effort behind eduroam and provides users more security and control. These features come from the so-called “managed eduroam IdP,” which is indirectly administered by DFN-AAI (authentication and authorization infrastructure) and exclusively supports eduroam authentication through the EAP-TLS certificate-based sign-in. With the help of easyroam, users will no longer need passwords. Instead, each computer system will have its own profile with a certificate.

There are no additional costs for eduroam users, as is often the case when using commercial hotspots, for example.

Further Information

eduroam Map
You can find a map with the current eduroam locations in Germany here:

Fee Schedule

The current fee schedule regulates the costs for DFNInternet, DFN-DoS-Basic Protection, DFN-CERT, DFN-PKI, DFN-AAI, DFNconf, eduroam, DFN-MailSupport, and DFN Listserv. It was approved and came into effect by resolution at the 80th General Assembly on Jan. 1, 2022.

The online documentation as well as further development of the eduroam service is available on a public Wiki.

Consultation and Support

Your Personal Contact

The eduroam team can help you with:

  • Contract questions
  • Consulting and advising
  • Technical support

030 884299-9121 |
Technical support: 030 884299-9120