Moonshot is a single, unifying technology for extending the benefits of federated identity to a broad range of non-web services, including cloud infrastructures, high performance computing & grid infrastructures, and other commonly deployed services including mail, file store, remote access, and instant messaging. It is a secure and flexible means by which people can use the credentials issued to them by their home organisation to authenticate to a wide variety of systems, services, and applications, and all in a manner that gives these users Single Sign On (SSO).
Moonshot builds on deployed, proven technology, including:
Moonshot is an implementation of the IETF's Application Bridging for Federated Access Beyond web (abfab) Working Group's set of open standards. It is being developed by Janet, the UK's National Research Education Network, in collaboration with a number of partners from around the world.