On this page you will find instructions on how to use the Moonshot Test Network which mirrors the actual Trust Router infrastructure.
The usage of the Moonshot Test Network is subject to standard Terms and Conditions, including the right to terminate your access to this network prematurely.
The Moonshot Test Network
The Moonshot project has created a test network that demonstrates the functionality of the Moonshot technology. Free to use for piloting and testing, this network is designed to be the next step towards a full deployment and joining a Moonshot network. This network includes an identity provider, two service providers, and a trust router and APC.
Domains and realms
To demonstrate the difference between trust realms, identity realms, and the domain name system, the test network uses different values for each of these concepts.
The trust realm suffix on the test network is
The only identity realm on the test network is
The domain names for the hosts are registered in the
The Trust Router
The Trust Router (TR) is
The Identity Provider (IdP) is
The first Service Provider (SP) is
The web service
The second SP is
The Moonshot portal is
Registration for use
To use this network, you must apply for an organisation credential. The credential must be used by all your services to identify them to the test network's trust router. To apply for such a credential, email email@example.com with details of your organisation, how long your pilot/testing will run, and your domain and host names. We will invite you to the portal where you are provided with a time-limited credential that will expire at the end of your pilot. If your credential needs to be extended, email us with an approximate extension, and we will adjust the expiry date.
Once your pilot is concluded and you decide to transition to a production network, see the list of trust router operators for one that suits you (currently just Jisc).
How to use the network
The network is designed to allow you to use both the services and the identity provider to test your own services and your own identity provider. If you are part of a group of organisations or services trying out Moonshot, you can also test your own services and identity providers amongst your group, using the test network as a facilitator.