You’ll recall that we started ForgeRock near the start of 2010 to provide continuity for customers of Sun’s enterprise identity middleware products and from that to establish a new ISV creating an identity-oriented application platform, all as open source software. So far we have rehosted OpenSSO in the OpenAM project, and rehosted OpenDS in the OpenDJ project. Demand has been strong and we’ve established a diverse international customer base already, after only 9 months.
Today at GOSCON in Portland we have announced that we’ve taken the new step of releasing a completely new project. We felt there was no strong open source identity provisioning project, so we have launched OpenIDM and released full source code (under CDDL for compatibility with OpenAM and OpenDJ). As with the rest of ForgeRock’s business, there’s no lock-in, no “open core” upsell – just great software with passionate and skilled subscription services and a global network of partners.
OpenIDM’s architecture is uniquely flexible and developer-friendly. It is lightweight yet through a modular architecture enables a hybrid model of storing entitlement-carrying attributes for certification, audits and compliance. OpenIDM is fully open source and relies on well-established, proven components such as the workflow engine from OpenESB and the Identity Connector Framework (ICF), which allows connectivity to a large number of resources such as OpenDJ, Active Directory, SAP and more. ForgeRock can provide subscriptions now to customers requiring assistance with evaluations, proof-of-concept or migration projects.