ForgeRock announces launch of OpenICF
ForgeRock has announced that it will be hosting a new open source community, OpenICF, which will act as a host for connectors that use the Identity Connector Framework (ICF). The idea behind the new OpenICF community is to make interoperability between the different identity, compliance and risk management applications easier and more reliable by providing a consistent generic layer between applications and resources.
An OpenICF site has been established by ForgeRock and the initial community members are Brinqa, First Point Global, Nulli Secundus, TOOLS.LV, nLight, Kogit and Syntegrity Networks. Already hosted on the site are connectors for connecting to database tables, including a Groovy-script-based JDBC connector, an LDAP connector, an OracleERP connector and operating system connectors.
The ICF was originally created by Sun Microsystems and focused on providing connectors for identity provisioning. When ForgeRock rescued the open source versions of Sun's identity products, the ICF was already incorporated into those products; this means that ForgeRock's OpenIDM, Sun Identity Manager and Oracle Waveset are all compatible with ICF connectors. The ICF code and connectors will be maintained by the new community under the CDDL open source licence.