Nulli showcased our views on IM KISS - "Keep IAM Simple Stupid" demo at the ForgeRock Open Identity Summit. Presenting identity management in a visible and open format with nothing to hide is a key principle of the open community that Nulli and ForgeRock support. The demo highlighted a rapidly deployed suite of the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack running on 4 Raspberry Pi computers.
ForgeRock Open Identity Stack running on Raspberry Pi
A few hundreds of dollars in equipment was all that was needed for Nulli to be able to demonstrate the use of OATH2 credentials from Google, Amazon and Facebook for accessing protected apps, provision accounts using the OpenIDM workflow engine and providing directory failover using OpenDJ. All of this neatly packaged in a picture frame illustrating the process flow and server interaction.
It does run on Solaris 10 & GlassFish 2.1.1!
I’m a big fan of the ForgeRock suite of products for various reasons. One is the flexibility they give you when it comes to infrastructure. Since OpenAM is open you’ll find it will run on just about anything. The downside to this wonderful fact is that you have to often figure out for yourself how to make it work. In this blog posting I am providing some OpenAM memory configuration options that I have researched and hope you find useful.
Lasse Andresen advised me today that he will be shifting roles from the CEO position with ForgeRock to that of CTO. This is great news as everyone who has worked with Lasse knows he is a "geek" at heart and will get to focus his passion for product innovation and excellence on the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack. The ForgeRock board of directors led by Lasse conducted an extensive search for their new CEO. Their dillegence was rewarded with Mr. Mike Ellis join the team as the new Chief Executive Officer and member of the board.
Lasse spoke highly of Mike's solid track record with the likes of SAP, I2, Oracle and Apple. Mike's past experiences obviously give him the experience to help extend the success that ForgeRock has been experiencing over the past 2 years. "ForgeRock is redfining Identity and Access Management with unparalled innovation and an open source model that is revolutionizing security" said Ellis in the ForgeRock press release. Rock on Mike!
I have to say that we at Nulli are really excited to hear the news that ForgeRock continues to accelerate in the market-place by providing customer-centric products that are reliable, rapidly deployable and readily supportable. Nulli Identity Solution Architects have been using the ForgeRock OpenAMj and OpenDJ products with great success with their clients and are happy to hear that ForgeRock will continue with their focus on customer driven innovation for their products.
I look forward to working with Mike and his team to continue to promote successful, cost-effective and sustainable Identity solutions.
I met with Lasse Andresen, CEO of ForgeRock while at RSA and was really pleased to have had the opportunity to catch-up with him on all things ForgeRock.
The big news was that ForgeRock has secured $7 million of Series “A” funding from Accel Partners of Palo Alto, California, USA. I see this as yet another vote of confidence for the direction that ForgeRock is leading the Identity and Access Management (IAM) community.
I spoke to Lasse about how Nulli continues to see the ForgeRock OpenDJ and OpenAM products as highly reliable and easy to deploy solutions for our customers. The subscription based license model has been extremely well received and is one of many differentiators that ForgeRock offers its’ partners and clients.
ForgeRock, the open source Identity-Oriented middleware company, has joined a global community to launch a new open source project today. The OpenICF, Identity Connector Framework (ICF) community will provide a home for the development of multi-purpose connectors used by identity providers such as ForgeRock's OpenIDM, Oracle Waveset (formerly Sun Identity Manager) and other governance and compliance software.