New collaboration broadens identity relationship management options for organizations on the Pivotal cloud-native platform, facilitating and accelerating their digital transformation
San Francisco, CA – November 17, 2016 – ForgeRock®, the leading open platform provider of identity management solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with Pivotal®, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, to deploy its customer identity and access management solutions to Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, one of the world’s most powerful cloud-native platforms. The ForgeRock Service Broker for Pivotal Cloud Foundry allows externally deployed ForgeRock solutions to protect applications and microservices running in Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Developers working within Pivotal Cloud Foundry can now easily enable a persistent identity that is portable across clouds for people-to-service and service-to-service (API-to-API) use cases.
The ForgeRock Service Broker for Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a lightweight, simple way to protect RESTful microservices, which are becoming an increasingly popular architecture for application development among enterprises pursuing digital transformation strategies. The service broker supports standard identity protocols, including OAuth2, and automates the process of creating OAuth 2.0 client profiles. With this release, enterprise developers have flexible new capabilities for using strong digital identity to secure microservices and applications in support of any number of cloud-based projects for digital transformation and Internet of Things implementations, including connected home, smart car, digital citizen, and more.
“The cloud-native revolution is predicated on the ability of developers to build reliable systems from unreliable components. At the heart of this is the how we combine composable microservices to form highly scalable apps on containerized infrastructure,” said Joshua McKenty, head of Ecosystem Engineering at Pivotal. “Federated identity solutions like ForgeRock are a critical component of the overall security posture because they extend identity and policy across the enterprise, simultaneously maximizing access while reducing persistent threats from unsecured access points.”
“The software world is rapidly moving to microservices and a persistent identity is essential for securing service-to-service transactions across any cloud-native architecture,” said Daniel Raskin, SVP Product at ForgeRock. “ForgeRock’s Pivotal Cloud Foundry broker delivers a simple way for developers to easily bring state-of-the-art identity capabilities, including authentication, multifactor authentication, authorization and adaptive risk to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.”
Availability and Additional Information
The ForgeRock Service Broker for Pivotal Cloud Foundry is now available and can be downloaded from the Pivotal Network. Additionally, Pivotal’s Intro to Data Microservices podcast discusses what constitutes a data microservice, the benefits to building applications using data microservices, and provides some examples of the types of applications that data microservices enable.
Pivotal’s Cloud Native platform drives software innovation for many of the world’s most admired brands. With millions of developers in communities around the world, Pivotal technology touches billions of users every day. After shaping the software development culture of Silicon Valley’s most valuable companies for over a decade, today Pivotal leads a global technology movement transforming how the world builds software.
The ForgeRock Identity Platform™ transforms the way millions of customers and citizens interact with businesses and governments online, providing better security, building relationships, and enabling new cloud, mobile, and IoT offerings from any device or connected thing. ForgeRock serves hundreds of brands like Morningstar, Vodafone, GEICO, TomTom, and Pearson, as well as governments like Norway, Canada, and Belgium, among many others. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, ForgeRock has offices in London, Bristol, Grenoble, Oslo, Singapore, and Vancouver, Washington. ForgeRock is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, and Meritech Capital. For more information and free downloads, visit http://www.forgerock.com.