ForgeRock Directory Services 7

In August 2020, we’ve rolled out a new release of the ForgeRock Identity Platform which included updated versions of all of the products, including Directory Services 7.0. I didn’t write a post about the new release, mostly due to our focus to deliver the ForgeRock Identity Cloud and family vacation.

But ForgeRock Directory Services 7.0 is a major release in many ways. It is the first to be released with a sample docker file and full support to run in Kubernetes environments in the Cloud. To achieve that, we’ve made a number of significant changes especially in how security is managed, and how replication is configured and enabled. The rest of the server remains quite the same, delivering consistent performance and reliability. You should read the release notes for all the details.

Since, DS 7 was successfully deployed in production, in VMs or in Docker/Kubernetes, and our customers have praised the simplicity and efficiency of the new version. However, some customers have experienced some difficulties with upgrading their current deployment to the 7.0 release, mostly due to the changes I’ve mentioned above. So we have been improving our Upgrade Guide, with greater details, and my colleague Mark Craig, has posted a series of 3 articles on Upgrading to Directory Services 7:

If you’re planning to upgrade an OpenDJ or a ForgeRock Directory Services to the latest release, I would high recommend to read the Directory Services Upgrade Guide, and then Mark’s posts.