|By Business Wire
|February 20, 2013 10:30 AM EST
Inc., the pioneer of open source identity and access management
(IAM), today announced the next release of the ForgeRock Open Identity
Stack, the only unified, 100% open source identity stack to secure
applications and services across private, hybrid, and public clouds, as
well as SaaS, mobile, and enterprise systems. The new release builds on
ForgeRock’s simple, modular, lightweight architecture, providing the
power, economics, and agility required to establish secure access
controls for mission-critical applications at scale across any
population, whether they’re consumers, citizens, employees, or students.
“IAM in 2012 has become a tool not just for security but also for
business agility,” states Eve Maler, principal analyst, Forrester
Research. “Competitive challenges push businesses into the cloud and
encourage mobile device use even without full-fledged access controls in
place. These trends create pressing provisioning, authentication, and
authorization challenges for [Security & Risk] professionals. All the
while, security threats and compliance requirements continue to swell.”1
The new release of the platform includes the latest versions of OpenAM
and OpenIDM, extending platform flexibility by adding a single, unified
REST API across the entire stack for building common identity services
across consumer, mobile, social, and enterprise applications.
With OpenAM 10.1, customers now have complete support for the OAuth 2.0
standard, giving end-users the ability to authorize third-party access
to their cloud resources without sharing their credentials.
Additionally, OpenAM session failover has been redesigned to use OpenDJ
for easier implementation and deployment.
OpenIDM 2.1 is now optimized for Internet scale with a discovery engine
that is multi-threaded for performance and clustered for high
availability. The discovery engine enables the organization to
synchronize users across many different data stores to ensure records
are accurate and up to date in support of compliance and audit
requirements. OpenIDM 2.1 embeds the Activiti Business Process and
Workflow engine, a comprehensive, lightweight, and scalable solution,
which meets industry-standard Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)
version 2.0 compliance, to support workflow-driven provisioning and
“Developers, architects, and users have been asking for a unified stack
with these capabilities for the last 10 years,” said Mike Ellis, CEO,
ForgeRock. “With the new release of our Open Identity Stack we have
strengthened our revolutionary approach to identity and access
management, providing developers with a truly integrated, open-source
identity platform to tightly control their enterprise, cloud, social,
and mobile systems. By providing a high value driven platform for IAM
that enables true cloud scale functionality, ForgeRock is allowing
enterprises globally to expand their reach to customers, suppliers and
consumers through a common cloud technology platform.”
“As core contributors to the OpenIDM project, it has been extremely
rewarding to see the growing number of companies that have adopted Open
Identity Stack,” said Nathanael Coffing, Vice President, Business
Development, Syntegrity Networks. “The new release of Open Identity
Stack further simplifies and streamlines identity and access management
for users. We expect this momentum to only continue to build with time,
and look forward to continuing to create the features most beneficial to
The new version of Open Identity Stack also provides a viable, proven
option for Sun IAM customers facing Oracle’s end-of-life policy for
their OpenSSO and Waveset software with the opportunity to continue
building next-generation features on top of their existing IAM
investments. With off-the-shelf product designed and developed by some
of the great identity leaders from Sun, organizations will have the
option to strategically plan an upgrade to their Sun IAM deployment.
1 “Navigate The Future Of Identity And Access Management”,
Forrester Research, Inc., March 22, 2012
ForgeRock is pioneering open source identity and access management
through innovation, simplification, and openness for all identity
services. Dedicated to democratizing Identity Management for everyone
across enterprise, social, mobile and the cloud, ForgeRock products
support mission-critical operations with a fully open source platform.
ForgeRock’s Open Identity Stack powers solutions for thousands of the
world’s largest companies and government organizations. For more
information and free downloads, visit www.forgerock.com
or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at www.twitter.com/forgerock.
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