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System Preparation

The Moonshot client mechanism and ID manager are part of the standard Debian 9 repository. However, if you prefer having the most updated packages, use the following procedure.

Get the Debian 9 packages

  1. Go to and get the following files:

    1. libevent-openssl-2.0-5_2.0.21-stable-3_amd64_libssl1.0.deb

    2. moonshot-gss-eap_1.0.1-3_amd64.deb

    3. libmoonshot1_1.0.6-2_amd64.deb
titlelibevent issue

All the Moonshot packages are currently built using libssl1.0. However, in Debian 9 libevent-openssl is built using libssl1.1. This difference makes that Moonshot fails randomly. Hence, we provide a version of libevent-openssl built with libssl1.0 to replace the original one.

Install the Moonshot Client libraries

We’re now ready to install the Moonshot software and its required dependencies. Install the software by running the following commands:

  1. Try to install Install the packages (it will fail; dpkg will complain about missing dependencies, but that this is intended)expected:

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    $ dpkg -i libevent-openssl-2.0-5_2.0.21-stable-3_amd64_libssl1.0.deb  moonshot-gss-eap_1.0.1-3_amd64.deb libmoonshot1_1.0.6-2_amd64.deb
  2. Finalise the installation of the packages and the dependencies:

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    $ apt-get install -f

Next Steps

Configure your Moonshot Libraries to connect to an RP Proxy

The Moonshot GSS-EAP mechanism needs to connect to a local Moonshot RP Proxy (RADIUS server) via RADIUS or RadSec in order to create the first hop between the service and the user's home IdP to allow authentication to happen. See the Configure a Linux Server to Connect to an RP Proxy page for instructions on how to do this.

Configure your Application/Service to use Moonshot

Finally, you may have to install/configure that application/service as necessary.