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Project Moonshot is a Janet-led initiative, in partnership with the GÉANT project and others, to develop a single unifying technology for extending the benefits of federated identity to a broad range of non-Web services, including Cloud infrastructures, High Performance Computing & Grid infrastructures and other commonly deployed services including mail, file store, remote access and instant messaging. The goal of the technology is to enable the management of access to a broad range of services and applications, using a single technology and infrastructure. This is expected to significantly improve the delivery of these services by providing users with a common single sign-on, for both internal and external services. Service providers will be able to more easily offer their services to users from other organisations using a single common authentication mechanism. This will enhance the user’s experience, and reduce costs for those organisations supporting users, and delivering services to them. This group is for community of Moonshot users, whether you're new to the technology, you're currently evaluating and getting to grips with it, or you've deployed it. For the list of guidance available about Moonshot within this group, see the Start Here wiki page. Jisc Assent, the production service underpinned by the Moonshot technology, went live on 25th March 2015. For information on, or to join the Jisc Assent service, please visit


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General enquiries

The Project Manager is John Chapman. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or require further information.

Getting started

The best way to understand how Moonshot works is to play with Live DVD. Full instructions and links can be found at

Mailing lists

We have a mailing list that is intended for general discussion of Moonshot and its implementation.

For those interested helping develop the Moonshot code then please join the Developers' list (warning - not suitable for newbies)


Moonshot is being developed as an open standard in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). See

Jabber room

We also have a Jabber room at