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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

3rd Project Moonshot Meeting, 24 October 2011, Cambridge MA.

6 September 2013 at 5:06pm
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 12:00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


0900 - 1000: Discussion of Moonshot-based Kerberos pre-authentication
1000 - 1100: Discussion of the Trust Router & Key Negotiation protocols
1100 - 1130: Shibboleth Identity Provider Integration
1130 - 1300: Continue discussion of the Trust Router & Key Negotiation protocols
1300 - 1400: Lunch
1400 - 1500: Discussion of Technology Pilot workshop & emerging development requirements
1500 - 1530: Moonshot Identity Selector development specification
1530 - 1600: Windows Moonshot Security Service Provider specification
1600 - 1700: Contingency