The ForgeRock Identity Platform – What’s New?

The ForgeRock Identity Platform – What’s New?

Today we are introducing our latest version of the ForgeRock Identity Platform, designed to be a unified solution that supports and enhances any of your digital services and digital transformation initiatives. It offers end-to-end identity and access management capabilities, which scale into the billions of identities, and support you not just now, but for years into the future.

In particular, the new release includes features that help address the complex challenges of data privacy and protection as well as emerging security challenges of the IoT.  As more digital services and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices come online, there is a greater need for a higher level of dynamic security and that is responsive to changing circumstances and proactively protects uses, devices and sensitive data.

“ForgeRock’s focus on highly scalable, business-to-customer identity management technology differentiates it in a sector still concerned primarily with traditional business-to-business offerings. Building identity management platforms around the customer rather than the business delivers significant benefits in terms of user experience, security and privacy online,” said Rik Turner, senior analyst on Ovum’s Infrastructure Solutions Team. “The implementation of the UMA standard in ForgeRock’s new platform will put unprecedented levels of data control into the hands of the consumer. This approach will help build greater trust online by ensuring that consumer privacy is front and center of the online experience.”

The platform is built from open source projects, namely from OpenIDM, OpenAM, OpenIG, OpenDJ, and OpenUMA.

There are numerous improvements and new capabilities in the ForgeRock Identity Platform, we’d like to highlight some of them here.

What’s New in Common Services

In this release of the ForgeRock Identity Platform, we are introducing some new Common Services and enhanced some existing ones. Having shared or common services across all components of a platform does not only benefit how we develop product, but especially how you extend functionality and deploy the platform. These include:

What’s New in Identity Management?

ForgeRock’s Identity Management solution, built from the OpenIDM project, allows you to manage the complete identity lifecycle of users, devices, and things. From identity to device registration, provisioning, synchronization, reconciliation, and more, your users and customers can move between devices. New capabilities include:

What’s New in Access Management?

ForgeRock Access Management, built from the OpenAM project, let’s you use one solution to cover all your flexible and secure access needs: for users, devices, things, applications, and services. New capabilities include:


What’s New in Identity Gateway?

ForgeRock Identity Gateway, built from the OpenIG project, provides a flexible policy enforcement point to support your current environment while migrating towards a modern, standards-based platform, letting you connect digital assets across your ecosystem, with minimal-to-no changes.


What’s New in Directory Services?

ForgeRock Directory Services, built from the OpenDJ project, is rethinking how data is stored with massive data scale and high availability, providing developers with ultra-lightweight ways to access customer identity data, in order to personalize services and transform how customers engage with the world. It was designed to provide and manage digital identities across platforms. New capabilities include:


Where to find more information?

ForgeRock Identity Platform:

Common Services:
Access Management:
Identity Management:
User-Managed Access:
Identity Gateway:
Directory Services:
How To Buy:


Open Source Projects:



Other Resources:



These are just some of the highlights.

In summary, the latest release of the ForgeRock Identity Platform includes new features that aid organizations in addressing the growing demand for control over data. The platform also provides improved security measures that give organizations a more convenient and reliable way to address the security challenges of our connected world.