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Test service

The primary use case for Moonshot has been federated non-web authentication and authorisation.

The easiest way to test this is with SSH (either OpenSSH or PuTTY). Jisc has a public SSH service that is registered on the Assent network.

To access it, use these details:


Username: moonshot

The only command available is 'exit' to terminate the connection.

A successful connection will yield the following banner:

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titleSuccessful connection
*** JISC Moonshot Test SSH Server ***
You have successfully logged in with Moonshot.
You are user: moonshot
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titleSample OpenSSH command-line
ssh -Kv4


Raising issues

  • For general problems, please join the MOONSHOT-COMMUNITY@JISCMAIL.AC.UK mailing list and describe your problem.
  • For development issues, please join the MOONSHOT-DEV@JISCMAIL.AC.UK mailing list.
  • If you know the problem is a bug, please raise the bug at Ubuntu Launchpad.