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Schlagwort: ‘eduroam’

Welcome to the Winter Semester 2023/2024!

October 9th, 2023 | by
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The city is filling up with young people, the leaves are slowly starting to turn colorful. This can only mean one thing: A new winter semester is about to begin!

We welcome you and wish you a successful winter semester 2023/2024!

Studying has become much more digital in recent years. This means that people are not only learning from books but also a lot on their laptops, tablets and smartphones. Are you already connected?

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#Goodtoknow – our services in the spotlight

July 5th, 2023 | by
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We stay connected!

In the first part of our series, you already got to know our collaboration tools Sciebo and Gigamove. In the second part, you got an impression of our diverse communication tools and maybe discovered one or two new ones for you.

Have you already been able to use some of them? Which ones were new to you and which ones do you already use? Feel free to let us know in a comment!

Today’s post concludes this little #goodtoknow series focusing on VPN and eduroam.

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WiFi News – Part 3: New Root, Old WiFi

June 30th, 2023 | by
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On May 23, 2023, the server certificate of our authentication server “” had expired. For that reason a new certificate was implemented in the system. In the first post of this blog series we informed you about this.

Now a larger change is coming up: In the future, the new certification instance GÉANT/TCS will be used and replace DFN-PKI Global. As a consequence a new Radius certificate and certification chain will be used. This migration will take place on August 1, 2023.

Eduroam will be affected with regard to registration and configuration. The exact background and what you have to do, to continue using eduroam, we will explain in the following blog post. Read the rest of this entry »

WLAN News – Part 2: eduroam and certificates

June 16th, 2023 | by
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The Wi-Fi network eduroam is available on the entire campus of the RWTH Aachen University. If you have already configured eduroam on your mobile devices and chosen an automatic connection, your devices will connect to eduroam in the background. This happens as soon as your devices detect a network with the name eduroam in the vicinity.

Behind a secure connection to eduroam lie certificate structures that guarantee this security. But how exactly do these processes work? In the following blog post, we hope to provide answers to these and other questions.

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WiFi News – Part 1: New Certificate for the RADIUS Server

May 17th, 2023 | by
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For the expiration of the server certificate of our authentication server the certificate on the system will be exchanged on May 23, 2023. This has already been announced in the status message portal.

You will be affected by these changes the next time you log in to eduroam. What you have to do to continue using the WiFi, we explain in the following blog post.

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#Goodtoknow – Services in the spotlight – Part 2

January 4th, 2023 | by

Look out!

There is again useful knowledge about some of the RWTH’s services.
Today for you: Interesting facts about our communication tools.

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(Cisco Jabber, DFNconf, Microsoft Teams and Zoom).

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Connecting Multiple Apple Devices to Eduroam

July 4th, 2022 | by
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Some students and staff receive a connection error when trying to connect to eduroam on multiple Apple devices at once. The Apple keychain prevents connecting to eduroam when using multiple eduroam identifiers.

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Nice to Know: eduroam

August 14th, 2020 | by

eduroam – a word you will comes across quite often at the RWTH Aachen University. Whoever uses this service can hardly imagine a life without it. You are unsure what eduroam is all about and perhaps have difficulties setting it up? Do not worry! In today’s “Nice to know” post we will tell you everything you need to know about it and show you how to use this IT service aswell.

Generate login data & manage devices with the eduroam device manager
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Tips and Tricks: The Selfservice (part 2)

July 6th, 2020 | by
Did you know that you can also manage your eduroam connected devices from the self service? Here you can manage much more!

Did you know that you can also manage your eduroam connected devices from the Selfservice? Here you can manage much more!
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In the first part of the blog series “Tips and Tricks: The Selfservice” we already reported how to get into the Selfservice and how to use and manage the functions “User Data” and “Accounts and Passwords”.

In this article you will find out what is hidden behind the other menu items “Devices”, “Roles”, “Redeem coupon”, “BlueCard” and “My IT Center” in the Selfservice. As soon as you are logged in via you will see the mentioned menu items on the left side of your screen.

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