If You’re Coming to Our Sydney Unconference…

Our very first Unconference in Australia is happening later today (Wednesday, August 10th) at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. We’re on Level 6, same location as our Identity Summit from yesterday, but today we’re in the Quayside Room, rather than the Harbourside Room.SydneyOperaView

If you haven’t been to a ForgeRock Unconference previously, you might be curious as to what exactly takes place. Basically, it’s a gathering of identity geeks, coming together to share knowledge, demonstrate new ForgeRock features and functions, and discuss the latest industry developments. We’ve got a list of topics for discussion – see below – but the agenda will be determined by the attendees, so we need your participation. ForgeRock product management, customer success and engineering teams will facilitate the day and will share their expertise through hands-on demonstrations (50 minute sessions), technical guidance, and deep dives on design, implementation, provisioning and management.

Topics For Discussion

  • Mobile Push Notification
  • Stateless Sessions
  • Policy and Authorisation
  • Pragmatic Application of Advanced Federation
  • Standards 101 + UMA 101
  • Customising Self-Service
  • Social Registration Preview
  • Inside IDM: APIs, Tuning, Object Model
  • Cloud Readiness
  • DevOps
  • Platform Commons: REST, Audit, UI, Scripting
  • All About Authentication, MFA, Biometrics
  • University: Access Mgmt 101
  • University: IDM Mgmt 101
  • University: Identity Gateway 101
  • University: Directory Server 101

Looking forward to seeing you in Sydney!

Introducing our introductory video series – What is Identity

Whilst many of the visitors to this site are well versed in the finer details of the identity and access management space, there are still a fair few who are still coming up to speed as well. Furthermore, we know that sometimes one needs to explain at a higher level what it is we do on a day to day basis; whether it’s to explain to a colleague why identity management is important, or to explain to one’s mother what it is we do for a living.

To facilitate the further education around identity and access management related topics, we’ve put together a comprehensive video series (19 videos currently) that provides high-level overviews of a variety of identity-related topics.

Some examples include:

What is Identity Management?

 

What is Authentication?

and some more in-depth topics like…

Machine to Machine Identity

You can see the full series (all 19 videos) here.

Share and enjoy!

Introducing ForgeRock’s New Cloud Foundry Service Broker

CloudFoundryCorp_rgbAs originally posted on our forgerock.com blog, we’re announcing a preview of a new identity service broker for the Cloud Foundry platform. An extension of the OpenAM project, the new service broker will allow externally deployed ForgeRock solutions to protect applications and microservices running on any iteration of Cloud Foundry.

This new Cloud Foundry service broker will enable developers to create persistent identities that are portable across clouds. It marks the first time that a cloud offering is universally available through the open source OpenAM project.

What is Cloud Foundry?

Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud computing platform as a service (PaaS) that is available as freeware, and also as commercial offerings from Pivotal Software, IBM Bluemix, Swisscom, HP and several other vendors. All of these iterations of Cloud Foundry offer a collection of platform elements that enable developers to create and host production versions of online services and applications. These platform elements include features for monitoring, logging, messaging, authentication, traffic routing and other tasks. Learn more about Cloud Foundry here.

Where can I access the ForgeRock Cloud Foundry service broker?

The open source code for the service broker preview is accessible through GitHub, and ForgeRock welcomes feedback on the project. The service broker preview and IAM for cloud deployments will be discussed at ForgeRock’s upcoming UnSummit, taking place in San Francisco on June 1st. More information on the ForgeRock Identity Summit Series is accessible here.

We are holding a technical Unconference Summit in San Francisco on June 1

In years past we’ve held a variety of business-focused Summits. This year we’re shaking things up a bit, and hosting the inaugural San Francisco UnSummit. Similar to an unconference, the UnSummit agenda will be fluid and determined by the attendees.

We’re looking to have a shared experience, where we help impart our product knowledge and best practices, and you are able to share your feedback as users, as well as your tips, tricks and more. Our product management and engineering teams will be your hosts and you’ll be able to interact directly with our team.

Our technical Unsummit will be held on June 1 in San Francisco, CA. Register here.

While the agenda will be a collaborative effort and ultimately determined by the attendees, here are some of the sessions we’re proposing:

  • 2016 roadmap – The Road to Identityville!
  • Getting Started sessions
  • Provisioning Roles and Relationships
  • State of the Union: Understanding Stateless Identity
  • The ForgeRock APIs can do WHAT?
  • Preview of the ForgeRock Identity Gateway UI
  • ForgeRock and Angular2: Key Concepts and Getting Started
  • Plus lots more!

To learn more about the event, including more of our proposed topics (and to propose your own), or to register, visit our TicketLeap site.

For those looking to learn more about our other Summits, visit our summit site.