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Course Overview

Participants will learn from the Moonshot experts how to set up key basic components to enable Moonshot for their national deployment and in preparation for cross-border piloting. At the end of the course, participants will know how to set up a local Moonshot Identity Provider, an example SSH service provider and the portal and dependent services needed to make it work. They will configure the components themselves in order enable a successful authentication.


  • 09:00 – 09:45 Introduction, Overview, Live DVD
    • Overview of moonshot
    • Demo LiveDVD
  • 09:45 – 10:00 Moonshot Clients
    • Discussing details of client deployment
    • Boot Moonshot client - ISO or VM.
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Moonshot IdP
    • Discussing details of IdP deployment
    • Install a Moonshot IdP on real machine back at base, or VM on openstack.
    • Connect to Janet Trust Router
    • Test against Cardiff/Janet SSH server.
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Moonshot IdP (cont)
    • Continued
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Moonshot RP
    • Discussing details of RP Proxy deployment
    • Discussion of how you can use the IdP above to also be an RP Proxy, which bits of the IdP are needed if you’re just doing an RP Proxy
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Moonshooting applications
    • Discussion about what moonshot-enabling an application entails.
    • Install a Moonshot SSH server on a real machine back at base, or VM on openstack.
    • Connect to their own RP Proxy/IdP (or ours if necessary)
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Break
  • 15:20 – 16:45 More Apps, User Mapping, Trust Router & Communities
    • Discuss user mapping options - general advice, and specific advice for particular apps.
    • Discussing Trust Router & communities
    • Demo of moonshot portal - creating and managing communities.
    • Discussion of how communities are used at the ground level - how you configure your IdP/RP Proxy.
  • 16:45 – 17:30 Round table next steps, wrap up
    • Round table of what each delegate has learned today, and what their plans for the next part of the pilot are.
    • Next steps for the Moonshot pilot(s).


There are several options, listed below. In general, we offer a couple of alternatives such that people can select their favourite hotel based on budget and other criteria.

The personal preference of our host is for "Karel V", using the cheapest room available there, because

  • the quality is excellent
  • it is within 5 minutes walk from SURFnet, in the city centre but, it is one of the more expensive options...

All options:
Karel V
Court Hotel
Park Plaza
Apollo Hotel
NH Hotel

In addition, hotels further out include an Ibis, and a Bastion, both located on a metro/tram line, but keep in mind it's definitely outside of the city centre.

To find a lot more hotels in Utrecht, NL, try for example: but of course you can use any other booking web site as well.

Getting to SURFnet

SURFnet is situated in the same complex as the Utrecht Centraal rail station, and is very easy to reach by train from Schiphol. More details can be found on the SURFnet website.

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  • Dubravko Penezić - Srce
  • Kristóf Bajnok - NIIF Institute
  • Tamás Frank - NIIF Institute
  • John Chapman - Janet
  • Gregorio Moscoso Delgado - RedIRIS
  • Rhys Smith - Janet
  • Stefan Paetow - Janet
  • Kevin Meynell - Janet
  • Scott Armitage - Loughborough University
  • Alan Buxey - Loughborough University
  • Sami Silén - CSC
  • Adam Bishop - Janet
  • Lukas Hämmerle - SWITCH
  • Miroslav Milinović - CARNet/Srce
  • Blaž Divjak - ARNES
  • Dennis Blommesteijn - SURFsara
  • Jules Wolfrat - SURFsara
  • Ron Trompert - SURFsara
  • Bas van der Vlies - SURFsara
  • Michel Scheerman - SURFsara
  • Wilco Baan Hofman - Nikhef
  • Mischa Salle - Nikhef
  • Frans Spruit - Erasmus Medical Center
  • Wessel Dankers - Tilburg University
  • Pieter van der Meulen - SURFnet bv
  • Rick van Rein - Openfortress