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27 October 2010, 14:04

ForgeRock announces OpenIDM Project for Open Source Identity Management

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OpenIDM Logo Norway-based ForgeRock has announced the founding of a new open source project for creating an identity management system for enterprise software systems. Known as OpenIDM, the new project will provide a web interface for administrators to create, modify and delete user accounts with their respective privileges and identity data on various systems

The company says that the Java-based IDM and provisioning solution will work in "conjunction with a wide range of identity software", including its own ForgeRock I3 platform. The first OpenIDM milestone includes web-based enterprise provisioning capabilities for a variety of IT systems and resources, such as databases, directories, ERP-systems and access management suites. It also, of course, integrates with the company's OpenAM access management software and OpenDJ directory server.

Discussing the new project, ForgeRock CEO Lasse Andresen said, "Sun customers had been expecting an open source IDM solution. OpenIDM will provide Sun customers with a system that matches their expectations and plans," adding that, "Our goal is to deliver a production-ready solution at the start of 2011; for now, the snapshot release provides a great preview of what’s coming".

Further information about OpenIDM can be found in the company's official press release. A preview release, OpenIDM snapshot 1.5, is available from the project homepage at According the project's roadmap, the first enterprise provisioning solution should arrive in "early 2011".

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