There are conferences and there are Conferences. The Conferences are the ones that you remember, because they happened in unusual places, because they’ve had a different atmosphere, you’ve met lots of friendly and bright persons. They are the ones you leave with the satisfaction of having learned something, having received value, and you’re looking forward to come back next year.
The IRM Summit is one of these Conferences. The next European IRM Summit is taking place in November, 3 – 5, near Dublin, Ireland, at the Powerscourt Estate pictured here. It’s a 2 days event where you can learn and discuss about the Identity Relationship Management space, standards, platforms, solutions…There will be many presentations, demos, trainings, plenty of time for discussions and meetings, a free half day Kantara Initiative workshop around “Trusted IDentity Exchange (TIDX)”, and some fun. I can already hear the fiddle, the pipes, the harp and smell the Guinness ! And I hope the weather will let us enjoy the wonderful garden.
Check out the agenda and the list of speakers, and don’t wait until last minute to register. While there are hundreds of rooms available, they are still counted and limited. Last year’s summit was sold out !
I’m looking forward to see you in beautiful Ireland !
OpenIG is not really a new project, as it’s been an optional module of OpenAM for the last 2 years. But with a new engineering team based in Grenoble, we’ve taken the project on a new trajectory and made a full product out of it.
OpenIG 3.0.0 was publicly released on August 11th and announced here and there. But as I was on holidays with the family, I had not written a blog post article about it.
So what is OpenIG and what’s new in the 3.0 release ?
OpenIG is a web and API access management solution that allows you to protect enterprise applications and APIs using open standards such as OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect and SAMLv2.
Enhanced from the previous version are the Password Capture and Replay and SAMLv2 federation support features. But OpenIG 3.0 also brings several new features:
Support for OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect standard protocol to ease authentication and authorized access from clients, browsers, mobile devices and things
Support for scripting using the Groovy language to quickly develop complex flows
Support for protecting multiple applications or APIs with a single instance and splitting configuration in multiple dynamically reloaded files
Play with it and let us know how it is working for you, either by email, using a blog post or writing an article on our wiki. I will be reviewing them, relaying and advertising your work. And I’m also preparing a surprise for the authors of the most outstanding use cases !
My first goal was to setup the French subsidiary and start thinking of building a team to take on development of what we named a coming later OpenDJ.
4 years later, I look at where we are with ForgeRock and I feel amazed and really proud of what we’ve built. ForgeRock is now well established global business with several hundreds of customers across the globe, and plenty of opportunities for growth. The company has grown to more than 200 employees worldwide and still expanding. The ForgeRock Grenoble Engineering Center has moved to new offices end of May and counts 13, soon 14 employees and we’re still hiring.