Rabat - The Moroccan Academic and Research Wide Area Network (MARWAN) held a workshop to further advance the deployment of eduroam and federation identities in Morocco from the 10th to 14th February 2020. The workshop was in the form of a deployathon, where members of MARWAN network prepared machines in their home institutions on which they worked remotely to deploy these services.
This five-day workshop was conducted with the attendance of fourteen representatives of seven research and education institutions and universities in Morocco, all of whom either network or systems engineers. At the end of the deployathon, five additional members successfully deployed eduroam and joined the eduIDM (and thus eduGAIN) federation bringing the total number of eduroam deployments in Morocco to 10 and eduIDM members to 6 institutions.
Redouane Merrouch, Director of MARWAN said: “MARWAN will continue to support its member institutions to deploy further services and to deploy eduroam and eduGAIN at all universities”.
The European Union has had a very positive impact on the evolution of MARWAN since 2005, largely within the framework of its co-funded projects EUMEDCONNECT and AfricaConnect, Africaconnect3 at present.