The new version of ForgeRock Directory Services, based on OpenDJ 3.0, was released in January and I’ve already written about the new features here, here and here.
We’ve now started the development of the next releases. We’ve updated the high level roadmap on our wiki, to give you an idea of what’s coming.
The last few weeks have been very active, as you can see on our JIRA dashboard.
There are already a few new features and enhancements in the master branch of our GIT repository :
A Bcrypt password storage scheme. The new scheme is meant to help migration of user accounts from other systems, without requiring a password reset. Bcrypt also provide a much stronger level of security for hashing passwords, as it’s number of iteration is configurable. But since OpenDJ 2.6, we are already providing a PBKDF2 password storage scheme which is recommended over Bcrypt by OWASP, for securing passwords.
Some enhancements of our performance testing tools, part of the OpenDJ LDAP Toolkit. All xxxxrate tools have a new way of computing statistics, providing more reliable and consistent results while reducing the overhead of producing them.
Some performance enhancements in various areas, including replication, group management, overall requests processing…
If you want to see it by yourself, you can checkout the code from our GIT repository, and build it, or you can grab the latest nightly build.
Play with OpenDJ and let us know how it works for you.