How does eduroam work?

eduroam uses globally interconnected authentication servers to allow users to connect easily to the network of an institution
where they are a guest by means of their own wireless device such laptop, tablet or smart phone. For example, a student at
the University of Zambia is who is participating in a joint research project at the Copperbelt University can use eduroam
to connect to the wireless networks at both institutions, without any additional configuration being necessary.

Who can Participate

Only ZAMREN member Institutions can make use of eduroam. Currently
the service is available at the University of Zambia, the Copperbelt University, at both campuses of Mulungushi University and the Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies. Evelyn Hone College and the University of Lusaka are scheduled to join eduroam soon. Eduroam is also available internationally.

Secure connection

The basis for eduroam is a hierarchy of linked authentication servers via which user details can be transported securely
between institutions. The user's own institution keeps track of these details and checks them, including when the user is
a guest at a different institution.


When a user at Mulungushi University is a guest at the University of Zambia, for example, the authentication server at the
latter institution will send the user's details to the former institution. Only when the authentication server at Mulungushi
University indicates that the authentication is successful will the server at the University of Zambia give the user access
to that institution's network. The authentication process is illustrated in the diagram below

Apply to join eduroam

Kindly write an email to support@eduroam.zm. Once your application is processed ZAMREN will get back to you.


There is no extra charge for eduroam.