Thanks to all participants of the 1st ForgeRock Open Identity Summit !

ForgeRock Open Identity Summit opening

I hope all attendees enjoyed the summit as much as I have. It’s been a real pleasure to meet face to face some of the project members, customers and partners I’ve interacted with, over emails and phone for the last 3 years, and to see again colleagues, ex-coworkers…

All the photos that I’ve captured during the summit are now publicly available on Flickr.

See you at the next summit !

[Update on June 19] The presentations from the summit are now online. Goto the Summit page and click on the Agenda.

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See you next week at the ForgeRock Open Identity Summit…

Pacific Grove, CA, photo by Jack FrenchTime is running fast and the ForgeRock Open Identity Summit is just around the corner.

For those who haven’t registered yet, I believe that there are still a few spots available : http://forgerock.com/summit/.

For the other ones, I’m looking forward to see you next week, in sunny and beautiful Pacific Grove.

Meeting the Open Identity Stack Community

We’ve been thinking about this since the begining of ForgeRock, and we’ve finally set a date, a great location and even lined up Keynote speakers.

Join us on June 12th to 14th, 2013, in Pacific Grove, California for the first ForgeRock Open Identity Summit, an event for and with the community of the OpenAM, OpenDJ and OpenIDM projects. The agenda is still work in progress and will be previewed soon. But you can be part of it. A call for paper is opened, but not for long. You have up to May 6th to submit your proposals for presentations. Don’t wait for the last minutes !

A note on logistics, please make sure to book your hotel, registration is not complete until you’ve booked your room!  Space at Asilomar is filling up, so we encourage you to register ASAP to reserve your spot.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the event!

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

But before diving in the details of the blog itself, I’d like to do a short personal and professional review of 2012.

2012 has been an amazing year. We’ve grown ForgeRock at an incredible pace, doubling the staff, globally as well as in France. We’ve moved to new offices, with some extra space to welcome additional stars to our band (yes, we’re still hiring and looking for developers with excellent Java programming skills). We’ve made available 3 releases of OpenDJ, 3 of OpenIDM and 1 major release of OpenAM. However we missed our target of releasing OpenDJ 2.5. With the growth of the team and the company, we’ve made the OpenDJ release more ambitious than originally planned, adding a REST/Json to LDAP service, to facilitate the development of applications that need to access the data. All of it should be available in the coming months.

Blogging wise, I’m satisfied with the ratio of articles published until July, then the workload has impacted my ability to write as often as I would like… Part of the new year resolutions is to resume posting here at a regular pace, similar or better than in 2012. I hope you will enjoy reading and joining the discussion…

Now with the annual report :

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 34,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Tab Sweep for Friday April 13th

Another week goes by, and it’s time for another tab sweep.

Syntegrity Networks, one of our major partners in the US, has launched a campaign to encourage their customers to migrate from Sun Directory Server to OpenDJ.

Silverpeas, a Collaborative Platform, built as open source under the GNU Affero license by the eponym company, has been supporting LDAP for authentication and authorization for some time. The documentation for setting up the LDAP domain has been updated using OpenDJ as the recommended server.

ForgeRock OpenIDM capabilities are growing. After getting OpenIDM to work with Activity to provide workflows, the team posted a experimental tutorial to integrate Jasper with OpenIDM to produce nice reports. You can find more of these tutorials in the OpenIDM How To Collection.

In the news…

I’ve been traveling a little bit last week, visiting a major customer in the UK (helping with their OpenDJ based directory service that has grown from 13 Millions entries to 17 Millions in a about 6 months).

Last week was also a busy week in term of news for ForgeRock. First, we’ve  announced the release of OpenIDM 2.0, a major version of our real-time identity life-cycle management, provisioning and synchronization software product. OpenIDM 2.0 is a new release, but is already running in production at a few happy customers.

ForgeRock and Qubera Solutions have announced a partnership for the delivery of Standard-based Identity Services based on ForgeRock I3 Open Platform. Qubera Solutions offers workshops and migration tools to help former Sun Microsystems customers to move away legacy software solutions.

I’ve also came across a blog post from Martin Sandren, that positions ForgeRock as one of the challengers on the Identity and Access Management market.  It’s an interesting reading and it looks like the previous announcement does start to address some of his concerns.

Martin was not the only one to talk about ForgeRock. Scott Mc Nealy has been nicely advertising about us on Twitter.

And finally, we’re expanding and therefore we’ve published a few job postings on our web site. I’m pretty confident that these are just a few to start with and we will have more, including some in our Grenoble Engineering Center.

What’s up ? Doc !

It’s been a few very busy weeks and I haven’t found the time to properly introduce a new member of the ForgeRock Grenoble Engineering Center : Mark Craig.

After Matthew who joined us as Architect for OpenDJ, Gary who is covering Quality Assurance for our products, Mark Craig has joined us on the 1st day of April to cover a very important part of any real Product : the documentation.

Mark comes from Sun Microsystems (and a few months at Oracle) where he has played different roles, from technical writer, to manager for all technical writers in the Identity Management BU, to managing the Directory Integration Team responsible for customer interactions and audits, performance benchmarks and assisting POCs. At ForgeRock, Mark goes back to his roots and things he enjoys and excels in: writing.

You can read Mark’s prose on his new blog (Margin Notes 2.0), OpenDJ blog or already on ForgeRock documentation wiki.