Information and Technology Services

eduroam stands of EDUcation ROAMing. It allows UC users to not only use the eduroam network on the UC campus but they are also able to login to the eduroam wireless network at other eduroam participating institutions using their UC usercode and password. It also allows users from other eduroam participating academic institutions secure wireless Internet access at UC using the user’s own authentication credentials from their home institution.

The use of eduroam is governed by the Australasian Eduroam Policy and the University of Canterbury Computer Use policy. For visitors to the University of Canterbury the Acceptable Use Policy of your home institution also applies. The eduroam network is not content filtered and access by staff or students under 18 requires parental consent. Authentication information and traffic is recorded by ICTS and your home organisation in case of network abuse and for statistical purposes.

For more information on the global use of eduroam, including links to where it is available, visit the Australasian eduroam website.


UC staff and postgraduate students connecting to the "eduroam" network will need to append their usercode with (e.g. The eduroam wireless network for UC users has the following configuration parameters should you need to manually configure your wireless connection. Note that 802.11b and WPA/TKIP are no longer supported.

Quick Configuration for UC users (staff and postgraduate students)

SSID: eduroam
Authentication & data encryption: WPA2/AES
EAP Type and Authentication method:

EAP-TTLS with PAP (preferred)

EAP-PEAP with MSCHAPv2 (if EAP-TTLS is not supported)

Validate server certificate: Thawte Premium Server Certification Authority
Login: UC username with appended domain, eg

Visiting users to the University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury provides Internet access to all eduroam participating institutions. Our security configuration is provided below:
SSID: eduroam
Authentication and data encryption: WPA2/AES
More detailed settings should be provided by your home institution. We recommend speaking with your own IT support first for configuration assistance, however the ICT Service Desk is available to assist should it be required.

UC provides access to the following Internet services to visiting eduroam users at no charge:
  • Web (HTTP/HTTPS)
  • Secure shell (SSH)
  • VPN (OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP)
  • Secure Email (IMAPS, POP3S, Submission)