AARNet was an early adopter of eduroam for the Australian R&E sector. AARNet created a project group in 2007 to foster growth of participation in eduroam AU.
AARNet has the following roles in eduroam globally:
AARNet is also an institutional (IdP+SP) participant in eduroam.
AARNet is the eduroam National Roaming Operator (NRO) for Australia.
This includes meeting the following responsibilities:
The list above is not comprehensive, however those are the most important responsibilities.
AARNet collaborates with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to host the APAN Regional RADIUS Servers, RRSs (also referred to as APAN Top-Level RADIUS Servers, TLRSs).
AARNet is responsible for configuring APAN NRSs into the APAN RRSs in order that eduroam authentication request routing from the APAN region to/from other world regions is performed correctly.
AARNet and HKPolyU exchange information via email to ensure their respective RRS configurations are in sync.
Given AARNet’s pivotal role in promoting eduroam in the Asia Pacific region, AARNet has contributed one member to the Global eduroam Governance Committee
AARNet has played a key part in extending eduroam in the Asia Pacific, being project manager of the TEIN funded eduroam project (abbreviated as XeAP), which assisted APAC countries join eduroam.
AARNet Pty Ltd is a participant in eduroam, i.e. an institutional roaming operator (IRO) participating in eduroam AU.
AARNet operates as both an eduroam Identity Provider, with ~100 identities, and an eduroam Service Provider, providing eduroam hotspots in each of its Australian city locations.
Further information regarding AARNet’s IRO role is available on AARNet’s eduroam webpage.