Identity for the Internet of Things

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Video: Learn How ForgeRock Connects Users, Devices & Things in the IoT


There are a lot of exciting new devices, services, and connected things coming online. Awesome, but don’t forget to secure their identities. No one wants their connected car (let alone their smart fridge) getting hacked! Leading organizations choose ForgeRock to provide digital identity for the Internet of Things, whenever and wherever they need to connect users, devices, and things – whether it’s customer facing, device-friendly, citizen, employee or patient solutions. ForgeRock helps leading IoT organizations solve complex identity challenges and create solutions that enhance and improve user experiences, all while helping to maximize revenue opportunities.  


With over 20 billion connected devices expected to be online by 2020, IoT is a critical component of digital business. This requires an identity solution that can connect with anything and support IoT ecosystems, users, services, and their relationships.

  • Manage the digital identities of connected devices and things like cars, drones, wearables, and whatever’s coming next
  • Simplify complex identity relationships with data visualization
  • Support hundreds of millions of devices and things at IoT scale

The IoT is a revolutionary opportunity for organizations to engage customers in new, personalized ways, to extend reach beyond traditional channels, and to introduce features that disrupt legacy business. An IoT-ready identity platform can help you:

  • Add connected devices into your digital ecosystem in order to be first to market with new offerings
  • Understand which devices and “things” belong to which users and use real-time data and situational context to personalize the experience across all devices
  • Unify multiple identity stores and use identity attributes and context to create a single customer profile that helps to drive personalization, upsell, and cross-sell

TomTom has initiated a program for delivering a new identity platform that manages identities of customers and devices worldwide at very large scale. The identity platform is a global solution. It is a great example of a way to manage all identities ─ of peoples, devices, and things ─ in a consistent way.”

KuppingerCole 2016

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Connected devices have often found themselves in the news for all the wrong reasons. Cars, homes, and medical devices have all fallen prey to opportunistic hackers who exploit the lack of secure digital identity for the Internet of Things. The frequency and severity of IoT hacks and breaches highlights the need to protect connected devices.  

  • Protect your digital infrastructure with a proven identity platform that can orchestrate and process workflows to securely on-board IoT
  • Monitor connected devices throughout a digital session, not just at initial authentication and apply contextual identity, adaptive risk and multi-factor authentication as needed
  • Enable human to device as well as device to device authentication and authorization

IoT devices generate massive volumes of highly valuable data. However, before this data can be used for personalization and other initiatives, customers must consent to sharing it. Organizations have to gain their trust by giving customers the ability to control personal data sharing.

  • Give users the ability to delegate what users, devices, and services can access their data, for how long, and under what circumstances with user-managed access
  • Comply with regulations like HIPAA and the EU GDPR with secure data sharing

Our Digital Identity Solutions Cut Across Industries

Everything has a unique digital identity, from employees and customers to connected cars and drones. When you know who your users are and what they can do, you can cater to them and keep them safe. Check out our specific solutions to a variety of digital identity challenges.