Moonshot has a number of 'moving parts'.  This section provides links to both a Troubleshooting FAQ as well as a script (under development) to help you test your installation before you go live.

Common Failures

Moonshot Deployment Readiness Script

Step-by-step troubleshooting guides

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:

*** JISC Moonshot Test SSH Server ***
You have successfully logged in with Moonshot.
You are user: moonshot
ssh -Kv4


Raising issues

Moonshot Migration Guide for Janet and GÉANT pilot users