Are You Ready for the New eduroam?
By Sara Jeanes, eduroam Product Manager
eduroam is expanding and changing to serve K-12. Internet2 is moving all subscribers to a cloud-forward architecture and new configuration management portal. We are providing weekly updates on the transition. You may find more information on our Weekly Progress wiki. Briefly, here is what you need to know:
eduroam Transition Updates
We now have 859 organizations using the new eduroam Federation Manager portal.
Throughout the course of November, we will continue working with each of the remaining eduroam organizations throughout the U.S. to migrate to the new eduroam Federation Manager portal.
- Daily synchronization jobs run so that any changes made in the eduroam-US Administrator Login will get propagated to the new eduroam Federation Manager portal. We do not pull over changes for organizations that have already migrated.
Week of November 29
- (TLRS2 site completed, TLRS1 will be rescheduled) A maintenance window to cut over the network peerings from the legacy Internet2 network to the new (NGI) Internet2 network was complete.
- All international eduroam traffic is now using the new eduroam infrastructure for routing.
- The last group of eduroam subscribers will begin using the eduroam Federation Manager portal.
Week of November 22
- No moves are scheduled for this week. Enjoy Thanksgiving!
Week of November 15
- Two more generally-available eduroam subscriber groups have begun using the eduroam Federation Manager portal.
- A maintenance window to cut over the sites where tlrs1.eduroam.us and tlrs2.eduroam.us are located from the old Internet2 network to the new (NGI) Internet2 network. (The cutover was rolled back and will be scheduled again for a future date.)
Week of November 8
- eduroam Federation Manager portal v6.0.5 released with additional bugfixes.
- A maintenance window deployed eduroam infrastructure v1.1.0 including some additional IPv6 fixes to the new eduroam infrastructure.
- Two more generally-available eduroam subscriber groups are now using the eduroam Federation Manager portal.
Week of November 1
- eduroam Advisory Committee members will begin using the eduroam Federation Manager portal.
- eduroam Federation Manager portal v6.0.4 released with additional bugfixes.
- The first generally-available eduroam subscribers have begun using the eduroam Federation Manager portal.
Week of October 25
- eduroam Support Organizations and their constituents are now using the new eduroam infrastructure to route traffic.
- Existing Service Provider-only (aka hotspot) subscribers received emails to encouraged them to sign the new, streamlined click through agreement.
- eduroam-US Administrator Login is now displaying a notification message for already migrated Organizations to use the new eduroam Federation Manager portal.
- eduroam Federation Manager portal v6.0.3 released with additional bugfixes.
- Internet2 has shifted the GÉANT global feed (that provides international routing) to using the eduroam Federation Manager portal.
- eduroam Admins at Support Organization constituents are now using the eduroam Federation Manager portal.
- A maintenance window deployed some IPv6 fixes to the new eduroam infrastructure.
- Your eduroam traffic will be moved to the new backend in November.
- This change is designed to enable service continuity but your eduroam administrator has a few things to do to make sure this is the case.
- Your eduroam administrator will be able to schedule when your organization’s eduroam traffic is moved. We want to ensure that you are able to pick the eduroam-move date from our scheduled list that works best for your organization.
- Internet2 is sending information about this change to the eduroam administrator(s) we have on file for your organization. If you don’t have this role identified, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Do to Get Ready
We are in the final stages of building the new eduroam service and are on track for a November migration for all subscribers.
eduroam Admin users will be migrated and continue as the eduroam Administrators for your organization, so be sure to log into the current admin interface and make sure your email is accurate. We will notify these folks (as well as the eduroam-admins email discussion list) of timeline specifics including when your move date will be.
If you want to get a jump start on the migration, you can sign into Internet2 Spaces today with your Federated credentials, or set up guest credentials using the email address you use for your organization. It’s important that you remember which Identity Provider (whether guest or from your home institution) that you used to set up access, so that you can use that same provider to access your eduroam configuration after the move.
We are also soliciting beta campuses, so if you would like early access to the new admin self-service experience let us know.