Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui

News Feed Item

ForgeRock Releases New Version of Open Identity Stack

ForgeRock 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 identity management.

“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 organizations.”

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

Supporting Resources

About ForgeRock

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.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

CloudEXPO Stories
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the benefits of the cloud without losing performance as containers become the new paradigm.
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and GM, discussed how clients in this new era of innovation can apply data, technology, plus human ingenuity to springboard to advance new business value and opportunities.
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to the new world.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of computational needs for many industries. Their solutions provide benefits across many environments, such as datacenter deployment, HPC, workstations, storage networks and standalone server installations. ICC has been in business for over 23 years and their phenomenal range of clients include multinational corporations, universities, and small businesses.