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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

Janet's Moonshot Service Pilot - register your interest now

6 September 2013 at 5:06pm

We would like to invite you to participate in a Janet service pilot, to trial Moonshot technology at your organisation.  The pilot will begin on 2 April 2013, and run for 18 months.

The aim for this pilot is to allow customers to test Moonshot within a stable operational environment and to help Janet refine the production service to fully meet customer requirements including defining service level agreements. The pilot will also enable us to fully test the service infrastructure, support and helpdesk functions; allow us to investigate different types of service including different managed service options; and to test and refine documentation and training.

To find out more, please visit where you will find a document outlining the requirements and a registration form. If you would like to take part in the Janet Moonshot service pilot, please register your interest by 28 February 2013.