How does govroam work?

The govroam service makes use of the RADIUS protocol that facilitates the sharing of data. Organisation A is host to a user from organisation B and this user logs on to the wireless network of organisation A. At that moment, the RADIUS server of organisation A will forward the user data (user name and password) to the RADIUS server of organisation B for verification.

This is done via the RADIUS server of Belnet, which receives a request from the RADIUS server of organisation A. The Belnet server then immediately sends a request to the RADIUS server of organisation B. Thanks to the creation of a Transport Layer Security tunnel between the user and his or her organisation, the server of organisation B can securely verify its user.

After verification, the RADIUS server of organisation A receives the message that the user is known within organisation B. And thus the user gains access to the wireless network of organisation A.