Ⓕ New OpenAM and OpenDJ Releases

Today has been a big landmark for many of the developers at ForgeRock and in the communities in which they participate. Both the OpenAM (identity authentication, authorisation and federation) and OpenDJ (LDAP server) projects have announced new interim releases today to consolidate incremental improvements. For those in any doubt, this work is only happening on the OpenAM and OpenDJ projects and not in any predecessor projects.

The OpenDJ 2.4.1 release includes a number of bug-fixes but adds new features in addition to those added in the earlier full release such as:

  • A newer version of the Berkeley DB Java Edition database.
  • The ability to define Collective attributes based on Virtual attributes. This can be used to define Collective attributes (Attributes that are automatically inserted in user entries) based on Group membership for example, or based on the Password Policy enforced for the user.

The OpenAM 9.5.2 release includes a large number of improvements and bug-fixes which have arisen in support of ForgeRock customers, but includes new features such as:

  • An “update-policies” command in ssoadm
  • A method to retain the original session during an upgrade, improving availability
  • An easier way to get hold of realm/auth chain information within JSPs

Both represent a great deal of work by the respective teams – congratulations to them on keeping both projects improving and progressing.

☞ Owning The Problem?

  • So this is Google’s update to Google’s operating system badly breaking Google’s app for interacting with Google’s service. I thought the whole point of owning every part of the chain was so this didn’t happen?
  • This is a phenomenal sampler that Amazon just posted for free download by UK customers. Foo Fighters, Manic Street Preachers, Lissie, Kings of Leon, Ting Tings. Far better than the usual freebies!
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