Change to how devices that are not fully managed access AU resources via eduroam

As part of an ongoing review of security on Aberystwyth University (AU) IT Systems, a change is being made to the way staff devices that are NOT centrally managed, access AU resources and services from the wireless network eduroam.

To improve network security and to comply with our Bring your own Device policy any staff device that is NOT centrally managed will need to connect to the GlobalProtect VPN service or use an Android work profile for access to AU resources and services, even when connected to eduroam on campus.

Access to non-AU resources, for example, personal email, Facebook, wifi calling will remain unchanged.

Access to resources and services from staff devices using the wired network will remain unchanged.

What you will need to do to use AU resources and services from an unmanaged device:

  • If you are using an Android device, set up a work profile. You can start using this now without waiting for the date below.
    Please note that not all services are available through the work profile so for some you may still need VPN
  • If you are using a Windows, iOS or Linux device you will need to use Global Protect VPN. You will not need, or be able, to connect to the VPN on eduroam from these devices until after the date below.

If you would like your AU owned device updated to be fully managed, please contact Information Services  

The following schedule details the dates after which staff will be unable to access AU resources and services from an unmanaged device without an Android work profile or VPN:

AIEC staff

Completed 23/01/2023

Arts Centre staff

07/02/2023

Business School staff

04/04/2023

Centre for Welsh Language Services staff

Completed 23/01/2023

Commercial Services staff

07/03/2023

Communications and Public Affairs staff

Completed 23/01/2023

Computer Science staff

28/03/2023

Development and Alumni Relations staff

Completed 23/01/2023

English and Creative Writing staff

14/03/2023

Estates Facilities and Residences staff

31/01/2023

Faculty staff Arts and Social Sciences

14/03/2023

Faculty staff Business and Physical Sciences

28/03/2023

Faculty staff Earth and Life Sciences

04/04/2023

Farms staff

21/02/2023

Finance staff

Completed 23/01/2023

Geography staff

02/05/2023

Graduate School staff

07/02/2023

History and Welsh History staff

14/03/2023

Human Resources staff

Completed 23/01/2023

IBERS staff

18/04/2023

Information Governance staff

Completed 23/01/2023

Information Services staff

Completed 17/01/2023

Information Studies staff

28/03/2023

International English Centre Staff

31/01/2023

International Politics staff

14/03/2023

Law & Criminology staff

14/03/2023

Learn Welsh Staff

02/05/2023

Life Sciences staff

25/04/2023

Lifelong Learning staff

02/05/2023

Marketing and Student Recruitment staff

14/02/2023

Mathematics staff

21/03/2023

Modern Languages staff

07/03/2023

Music Centre staff

31/01/2023

Physics staff

28/03/2023

Planning staff

Completed 23/01/2023

Psychology staff

28/03/2023

Research Business and Innovation staff

14/02/2023

School of Art staff

14/03/2023

School of Education staff

07/03/2023

Student Support staff

21/02/2023

Theatre, Film and Television staff

07/03/2023

Vice Chancellor’s Office staff

Completed 23/01/2023

Welsh and Celtic Studies staff

14/03/2023

 

 

Contact for this page:
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Tel: 01970 62 2400 Email: is@aber.ac.uk