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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

Moonshot Pilot Release 1 DVD

6 September 2013 at 5:06pm

As we ramp up towards the Janet Pilot we are aiming to provide incremental DVD releases. The latest release is  Moonshot Pilot Release 1 DVD which can be found at:

And the corresponding .source directory.

This image includes a few bug fixes. The most notable is that the installer is fixed and you can now just boot into the image and install to a running system.

This image also includes a new archive key which we'll switch to shortly.

Painless Security is working on upgrading to Freeradius 3.x and adding channel binding support.

For further updates keep an eye on the list and here on the Moonshot Community Group. 

Installing/Configuring instructions can be found at: