This new wireless service builds on top of
ongoing infrastructure hardware upgrades to provide an enhanced experience
including secure and encrypted 802.11 wireless (‘Wi-Fi’) access.
- Federated user based authentication - automatically connect from any eduroam supporting institution
- EAP-TLS, currently the most secure authentication method available
- Data encryption
- Native IPv6 service
Eduroam is federation of network authentication servers which allow users at
participating institutions to access a WPA2 Enterprise encrypted (or “locked”)
Wi-Fi network with a common name (the “eduroam” SSID). Users at the University
of Maine System campuses with “@maine.edu” email addresses can use the service
either at the University of Maine Campuses, or when traveling to a
participating institution. Conversely, users from other institutions can use
the SSID at UMS campuses with the credentials from their home institutions.
Eduroam is a global service, to see participating institutions please visit:
This is the SSID for setting up or "onboarding" a device to use
certificate based (EAP-TLS) authentication with the "eduroam" SSID.
As of August 15th, 2018, Tempest is a deprecated service. All students, staff, and
faculty should transition to using eduroam.
In general the following operating systems should work with the "eduroam-setup" onboarding portal:
- iOS 5.0 or later
- Windows 7 or later
- macOS/OS X 10.9 or later
- Android 6.0 or later
- Linux (non-Android)
- Chromebooks running Chrome OS 61 or later