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OpenAM 10.0.0 is now available…

This is a big milestone for ForgeRock and the OpenAM project, an open source WebSSO, Authentication, Authorization, Federation and Entitlements solution. After months of development (a few more than we anticipated), we’ve finally released OpenAM 10.0.0, a major version of the product.

OpenAM 10 brings a set of new features, including support for OAuth 2.0 client authentication, the ForgeRock Identity Gateway (built out of project OpenIG), enhanced SAML 2 identity provider capabilities, a new Risk Based Authentication module, …  It also now relies on OpenDJ 2.4.5, the latest stable release of OpenDJ the open source LDAP directory server, and supports the internet-draft based LDAP password policy. You can find more details  in the press announcement, or the product release notes. The documentation of the OpenAM 10 release can be read at http://docs.forgerock.org/en/index.html?product=openam&version=10.0.0.

The OpenAM 10 release owes a lot to the OpenAM community, for the issues raised : a total of 41 issues fixed in OpenAM 10 were raised by 26 different persons, and for the generous patches offered to fix over a dozen of these issues.
To each and every contributor : THANK YOU !

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Tab Sweep for Friday April 13th

Another week goes by, and it’s time for another tab sweep.

Syntegrity Networks, one of our major partners in the US, has launched a campaign to encourage their customers to migrate from Sun Directory Server to OpenDJ.

Silverpeas, a Collaborative Platform, built as open source under the GNU Affero license by the eponym company, has been supporting LDAP for authentication and authorization for some time. The documentation for setting up the LDAP domain has been updated using OpenDJ as the recommended server.

ForgeRock OpenIDM capabilities are growing. After getting OpenIDM to work with Activity to provide workflows, the team posted a experimental tutorial to integrate Jasper with OpenIDM to produce nice reports. You can find more of these tutorials in the OpenIDM How To Collection.

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In the news…

I’ve been traveling a little bit last week, visiting a major customer in the UK (helping with their OpenDJ based directory service that has grown from 13 Millions entries to 17 Millions in a about 6 months).

Last week was also a busy week in term of news for ForgeRock. First, we’ve  announced the release of OpenIDM 2.0, a major version of our real-time identity life-cycle management, provisioning and synchronization software product. OpenIDM 2.0 is a new release, but is already running in production at a few happy customers.

ForgeRock and Qubera Solutions have announced a partnership for the delivery of Standard-based Identity Services based on ForgeRock I3 Open Platform. Qubera Solutions offers workshops and migration tools to help former Sun Microsystems customers to move away legacy software solutions.

I’ve also came across a blog post from Martin Sandren, that positions ForgeRock as one of the challengers on the Identity and Access Management market.  It’s an interesting reading and it looks like the previous announcement does start to address some of his concerns.

Martin was not the only one to talk about ForgeRock. Scott Mc Nealy has been nicely advertising about us on Twitter.

And finally, we’re expanding and therefore we’ve published a few job postings on our web site. I’m pretty confident that these are just a few to start with and we will have more, including some in our Grenoble Engineering Center.

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OpenAM universal gateway presentation at RMLL 2011

Last month, just before the French national day, I was in Strasbourg to participate in the RMLL.

Photo by Sebastien Bahloul

On the occasion, I did a presentation in the security track, about OpenAM Universal Gateway, another piece in the complex puzzle of Web Single Sign-On. The Universal Gateway solves an important problem in Access Management: allowing single sign-on for applications that are usually left out because they are based on legacy or non standard based technology.

The Universal Gateway comes from ApexIdentity, an acquisition that ForgeRock did in the spring. It’s been released in open source as part of the OpenAM source code repository.

The presentation I did was in French, and so are the slides.

You can find more about the Universal Gateway on ApexIdentity web site, and soon on OpenAM documentation.

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The 3rd international LDAP Conference is coming this year

The conference is happening once every other year, so with the plethora of conferences here and there, it’s quite easy to forget about it. But LDAPCon 2011, the 3rd international Conference on LDAP has been announced and will take place in October 10-11 2011 in Heidelberg, Germany.

LDAPCon brings together vendors, developers, active LDAP practitioners, system administrators to share their experiences about service operations, interoperability, application development and discuss LDAP at large, in a friendly and passionated athmosphere. It’s a unique occasion to discuss with the developers of most LDAP related projects, seed them with new ideas, learn the under-documented tips and tricks about your favorite server or library, or exchange with other users and system administrators about the best practices around LDAP directory services and applications.

A Call for Papers have been raised. You have up to July 8th 2011 to submit your talk. You can find all details, important dates or topic ideas on the LDAPCon CFP page.

Don’t miss the conference, it’s only happening every 2 years. I hope I’ll see you in Heidelberg.

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OpenAM – The Book

For many years, I’ve been working in collaboration with the Sun access management product team,  as it started working on the Directory Server Access Management Edition (DSAME) product that years later became Sun Access Manager and OpenSSO. And now that I’m at ForgeRock, I have the pleasure to keep working with some members of that team, on OpenAM, the continuation of the OpenSSO open source project.

My knowledge of the product is rather shallow as I’ve worked on several case studies or issues related to customers and LDAP directory servers, but I never had a chance to deploy a service for production use or even extensive testing.

So when I learnt that Packt Publishing was releasing a book on “OpenAM”, writen by Indira Thangasamy, an ex-colleague of mine and manager of the Quality Assurance team, I asked if I could get a copy for review, which Packt kindly agreed to.

I haven’t finished the book yet, as it’s over 250 pages of content, covering all aspects of the OpenAM software, from its history, its components and services, to its integration with Google Apps or SalesForce… But from what I’ve read (about 2/3 of the book), I can say that the book is easy to read and well organized. It helps a beginner to grasp the concepts and starts using the product, thanks to the detailed explanations and diagrams. As the chapters advance and dive into specific technical areas, Indira uses real-world examples and simple code or commands, followed by detailed description to illustrate what OpenAM does or does not, giving a comprehensive picture of the fully featured product.

Some of the features of OpenAM are not covered in the book, like Federation or the most recent Entitlement Services or Secure Token Services. I hope they will be covered in a revised edition or may be another book, as these features are becoming more used and important to enterprise security and access management.

In summary, if you’re about to, or have just started to engage on a project with OpenAM, this book will help you understand the technology and ease your ramping up. But even for the more experienced users of OpenAM, the book contains full of details, tips and example that will save you time and make you more efficient.

You can find the book on Pack-Publishing web site or Amazon.

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New releases of OpenAM and OpenDJ !

It’s the happy hour, with a double release day at ForgeRock.

OpenAM 9.5.2 has just been released, along with the J2EE Agents 3.0.3 and are now available for downloads from ForgeRock. You can find the release details in the Release Notes.

OpenDJ 2.4.1 has also been released today. The patch release can be found on the Downloads page in various forms: Java WebStart Installer, Zip package or SVR4 package. The Release Notes have been posted on the Documentation wiki.

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