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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 Moonshot Online Briefing

6 September 2013 at 5:06pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 12:30

EDIT: This briefing was recorded and is now available to watch at: 

Audio and slides from the event are also available to download from the same link.

If you are looking for a cost effective solution to enable secure federated access to non-web applications, then register now for our Moonshot online briefing.

Held at a convenient lunchtime slot, this event will enable you to find out more about Moonshot technology and explore how it can enable you to achieve single sign on to almost any application. During the event, you will learn more about the technology and its easy deployment, explore the cases for its usage, see how it could benefit your organisation and find out how you can get involved in a Janet Service Pilot.

This event will be led by Dr Rhys Smith at Janet and will involve a short presentation followed by plenty of time for questions and answers.  Members of the Moonshot team will also be available for questions during this time.

To find out more about the event and to book your place, please visit: