Assumptions and Prerequisites
This guide assumes you have an up-to-date Debian 8 based system (a minimal install will do) and that you have a Moonshot RP Proxy (this could be a Moonshot IdP) available to connect to.
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
Go to https://jisc365-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/alex_perez-mendez_jisc_ac_uk/Eirerz1CGgFKpU8eHYC-1qoBPIMTvo8GgWpo-KY7szMWcQ and get the following files:
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.
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:
Try to install the packages (it will fail, but that is intended):
Finalise the installation of the packages and the dependencies:
3. Next Steps
3.1. 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.
3.2. Configure your Application/Service to use Moonshot
Finally, you may have to install/configure that application/service as necessary.