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On this page you will find instructions on how to install the Moonshot Libraries a Debian 9 (Stretch) device to enable its use as a Moonshot Client.


Assumptions & Prerequisites

This guide assumes you have root access to the Linux device. This is required as new software needs to be installed system-wide.


This guide is experimental, as the Debian 9 packages have not been moved to the official repository yet. Currently only AMD64 packages are available.

1. 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.

1.1. 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-ui_1.0.6-2_amd64.deb

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

    4. libmoonshot1_1.0.6-2_amd64.deb

2. 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 the packages (it will fail, but that is intended):

    $ dpkg -i libevent-openssl-2.0-5_2.0.21-stable-3_amd64_libssl1.0.deb  moonshot-ui_1.0.6-2_amd64.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:

    $ apt-get install -f

3. Next steps

At this point, you now have all of the required Moonshot software on your device, including the Moonshot Identity Selector. Depending on what client application you are using and wish to enable Moonshot authentication for, you job may now be done, or you may need to go and install a Moonshot compatible version of the client software or configure your existing client. Check the section on client compatibility if you are unsure.




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