Identity Disorder Podcast, Episode 3

Episode 3: It’s All About The Context


In this episode of the podcast, Daniel and Chris are joined by Andy Hall and Simon Moffatt from ForgeRock product management. Topics include how and why context is important in identity, the recent ForgeRock Identity Summit and Unconference in Australia, the Olympic medal counts, and how Daniel gets into his Australian accent by saying “Bondi Beach.”

Episode Links:

ForgeRock Smart City video

ForgeRock Privacy video

DevOps Unleashed webinar replay:

ForgeRock Identity Summit in London and Paris

All upcoming ForgeRock events:

Identity Disorder Podcast, Episode 2

Identity Disorder, Episode 2: It’s a DevOps World, We Just Live In It


In the second episode of Identity Disorder, join Daniel and me as we chat with ForgeRock’s resident DevOps guru Warren Strange. Topics include why DevOps and elastic environments are a bit like herding cattle, how ForgeRock works in a DevOps world, more new features in the mid-year 2016 ForgeRock Identity Platform release, the Pokémon training center next to Daniel’s house, and if Canada might also consider withdrawing from its neighbors.

Episode Links:

Learn more about ForgeRock DevOps and cloud resources:

Videos of the new features in the mid-year 2016 ForgeRock Identity Platform release:

Information on the 2016 Sydney Identity Summit and Sydney Identity Unconference (August 9-10, 2016):

All upcoming ForgeRock events:


Identity Disorder Podcast, Episode 1

I’m excited to introduce a new podcast series hosted by Daniel Raskin and myself. The series will focus on (what we hope are!) interesting identity topics, news about ForgeRock, events, and much more. Take a listen to the debut episode below where we discuss why and how to get rid of passwords, how stateless OAuth2 tokens work, and some current events, too!


OpenAM JavaScript Wrapper

OpenAM JavaScript Wrapper

A long time ago I started writing an example of a small web application that was using the OpenAM REST APIs. Once working on this task, I realised it was relatively easy to create wrappers around the ForgeRock APIs in any programming language. I decided to start with a JavaScript wrapper.

I am a bit rusted in this area, and since I was doing it only for fun and on my “idle” time, it took a while.  Anyway, here the openam.js wrapper and the openamUtils.js utility library.

This is a work in progress, and also a JavaScript coding exercise. Initially it is leveraging the Authentication and SSO API’s but with a little help of the community it can be extended to cover the whole set of APIs, inclulding Authorization, OAuth2, OIDC, UMA, STS, etc. It can also be an idea to start similar wrappers for the OpenIDM and OpenDJ REST APIs. It is NOT supported NOR endorsed by ForgeRock. If you feel it is useful, please contribute.

openam.js is a small library/wrapper of some of the REST APIs of OpenAM. The intention is to provide an easy way to integrate the calls in your Client JavaScript code without needing to implement the REST code yourself.

openamUtils.js is another wrapper to render configurable Login Buttons and Login Boxes. It uses openam.js and the css style contained in the github repository, of course you can adjust the css to your needs but it should work nicely out of the box. This wrapper does not need JQuery, but of course you can combine it with any other JS UI framework. In the future I would like to create another library combined with bootstrap.

Several examples are included together with the source code:

Each example is a single web page.

Before trying the library and examples be sure to configure your OpenAM to support CORS (see this blog entry for more info on CORS and OpenAM, hint it involves to modify the web.xml of OpenAM or modify your Web Container -Tomcat for example has CORS support-).

The documentation is available for both libraries here:

Here two videos showing how to use the libraries.

  1. OpenAM Configuration of the instance to be used with the examples.



  2. And here a video showing how the examples included in the github code work:



Give the libraries a try and send us your feedback. Again you are more than welcome to contribute.

The new ForgeRock Community site

Earlier this week, a new major version of ForgeRock Community site was pushed to production.

Beside a cleaner look and feel and a long awaited reorganisation of content, the new version enables better collaboration around the open source projects and initiatives. You will find Forums, for general discussions or project specific ones, new Groups around specific topics like UMA or IoT. We’ve also added a calendar with different views, so that you can find or suggest events, conferences, webinars touching the projects and IRM at large.
Great work Aron and Marius for the new site ! Thank you.

Venn Of Authorization with UMAAnd we’ve also announced a new project OpenUMA. If you haven’t paid attention to it yet, I suggest you do now. User-Managed Access (UMA) is an OAuth-based protocol that enables an individual to control the authorization of data sharing and service access made by others. The OpenUMA community shares an interest in informing, improving, and extending the development of UMA-compatible open-source software as part of ForgeRock’s Open Identity Stack.


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