Since the beginning of the year, I’ve taken an additional responsibility at ForgeRock: Product Management for a new product finally named ForgeRock Open Identity Gateway (built from the OpenIG open source project).
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
I’ve presented publicly the new product and features this week through a Webinar. The recording is now available, and so is the deck of slides that I’ve used.
You can download OpenIG 3.0 from ForgeRock.com, or if you would like to preview the enhancements that we’ve already started for the 3.1 release, get a nightly build from ForgeRock.org.
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 !
I’m looking forward to hear from you.