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  • Baseline Participation: OpenRoaming for All Identities, settlement-free, no personal data requested, baseline QoS - includes, but is not limited to users in education and research
    5A-03-BA-00-00 - usage of the hotspot is governed by the OpenRoaming End-User Terms and Conditions
  • Education-Only Participation: OpenRoaming Visited Network Providers who want to signal that they specifically welcome educational and research (i.e. eduroam) visitors settlement-free, should add the following RCOI instead:
    5A-03-BA-08-00 - usage of the hotspot is governed by the OpenRoaming End-User Terms and Conditions
    (this option makes sense if the hotspot is also welcoming other identities but on different terms, e.g. with-settlement)
  • The OpenRoaming framework allows announcing better QoS levels ("Silver" and "Gold") which come with their own RCOIs, differing from the above in one hexit. Since there is no benefit for an ANP in giving higher guarantees, it is suggested not to announce those RCOIs. 
  • Note, as of 8 Feb 2021: some onboarding tools and IdPs still use exclusively the pre-standard RCOI from Cisco times. This includes most notably: Cisco "OpenRoaming" app; the Samsung OneUI onboarding workflow. If you want to support users with IdPs served by these tools, be sure to include the RCOI 00-40-96 in the beacon.
  • You can calculate other RCOIs supported by OpenRoaming here:

In order to be able to communicate with OpenRoaming, you have to either set yourself up as an OpenRoaming service provider (called an ANP in OpenRoaming land) by applying for a certificate from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), or you have to connect your server to an uplink (a proxy that gets you access to the Openroaming network).