Our 18-month Moonshot pilot service began on the 2 April 2013. Sites can still join during the pilot phase. To find out more and to get involved, please see the 'Pilot Service' tab below.
Moonshot is a single unifying technology that enables you to effectively manage your user identities and control access to a wide range of web and non-web services and applications. These include cloud infrastructures, High Performance Computing and Grid Computing and commonly deployed services such as email, file store, remote access and instant messaging.
The Project to drive this initiative is being led by Janet, in partnership with the GÉANT project and other industry and sector organisations.
Moonshot enables simplified sign-on by helping users manage multiple credentials. This helps to reduce the administration involved in the management of identities, so you can get on with your core business activities.
Moonshot greatly extends the range of applications and services that can consume federated identity and improves the security of your services by controlling access to resources. User identities are managed internally so are kept safe, and participants of collaborative projects are able to easily access project resources.
Moonshot technology builds on eduroam and Shibboleth to maximise existing investment and to exploit the benefits created by converging these approaches. Jisc, Janet and Internet2 have released a statement explaining how the technologies fit together.
Our 18 month Moonshot Service Pilot commenced on the 2 April 2013. We are still keen to engage with a wide variety of organisations who would be interested in participating. If you are interested in participating in the Moonshot Service Pilot, please complete the form below. We will contact you directly to further discuss your participation in the trial.
The aim for this pilot is to allow you to test Moonshot within a stable operational environment and to help us to refine the production service to fully meet your 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 services including different managed service options; and to test and refine supporting documentation and training.
Pilot sites will be required to implement and test the Moonshot code within production systems.