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27 April 2023

University Wireless proposes to decommission the UniOfCam SSID and visitor ticket-based access services to remove duplicated services by Friday, 1 September 2023. This is after the summer conference season but ahead of the new academic year.

The rationalisation of services will simplify our wireless offering for users, improve the user experience and reduce the number of underlying systems and technologies we need to maintain.

UniOfCam currently provides:

  • Wifi access via University account (formerly Raven) credentials for staff and students, which is reliant on legacy technology that is being withdrawn and requiring login every 24 hours.
  • Legacy, ticket-based guest access where tickets are manually generated and handed out.

Wifi and guest access are available via the following standard services, which are being retained:

  • eduroam – recommended for all staff and student wifi access. Once set up, it allows automatic login.
  • UniOfCam-IoT – to connect personal devices that can’t log in via eduroam. eduroam requires 802.1X authentication.
  • UniOfCam-Guest – offering self-registration guest wifi access via email or social media. Also allows initial connection to set up eduroam on staff and student machines.

How it affects users

  • Staff and students connecting through their University account (formerly Raven) will need to switch to eduroam. If they have a personal device that can’t log in via eduroam, they should use UniOfCam-IoT. In both cases, users will not need to reauthenticate each time they connect.
  • Guests and visitors connecting via legacy ticket-based access will need to connect via UniOfCam-Guest, which supports self-registration. There is no need to issue users with special credentials.
  • Guests and visitors will not be able to use visitor tickets to connect to eduroam as University credentials are required (or credentials from an institution that also provides eduroam). They will need to connect via UniOfCam-Guest.

Read more about our wireless services here.

If you have any concerns or queries, please email by Friday, 30 June.

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