The eduroam service aims to facilitate easy and secure Internet access for roaming educational users. The eduroam infrastructure enables visited sites to authenticate a roaming eduroam user against their home authentication server prior to granting/denying the user access to the local wireless LAN service. The result is a consistent and seamless WLAN service for roaming eduroam users with minimal management overhead at participating sites.
Edugate is a service operated by HEAnet and funded through the e-Inis project under PRTLI. Edugate allows web sites to grant privileged access to its services based on user, role or institution using the standard credentials normally issued by the users institution. Built with the open SAML standard (and in many institutions, implemented with Shibboleth), Edugate facilitates the provision of shared services and secure access to third-party or cloud based services while protecting the privacy of its users and the security the institution credential. Edugate provides a number of benefits for libraries, I.T. departments, students, staff, researchers and web site operators, for further details of these benefits and how to become a member of Edugate, please visit www.edugate.ie or contact firstname.lastname@example.org