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CANARIE is the operator for eduroam in Canada and is active both domestically and internationally working on improvements and expanding the reach of eduroam. Our activities are diverse and we would like to update the community with developments in the following areas:
Eduroam operations: The number of eduroam sites in Canada is growing and so is the traffic as more and more mobile users carry multiple devices. Maintaining a high quality experience is important where the ultimate assessment is in the hands of the users. This portion of the presentation will discuss specific areas that we focused on and how they have improved, as well as eduroam traffic patterns and analysis tools.
Helping eduroam sites streamline eduroam configuration using CATS: CAT is short for Configuration Assistant Tool, a centrally managed service tool created by eduroam.org that allows site admins to monitor and remotely test their eduroam site from international locations. It uses federated access (using CAF & eduGAIN) to permit site operators to manage their own site-specific settings, and help streamline eduroam deployment and local support.
Looking to the future: Exploring enhancements to eduroam infrastructure – eduroam has been in service for just over ten years using the same durable RADIUS technology. This portion of the presentation will explore some of the next generation approaches to keep eduroam growing and working even better for the next decade. Topics in this section will be improved ways to interconnect eduroam servers using DNSSEC, as well as DANE cryptographic enhancements for dynamic server discovery.