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OpenIDM Community Edition 2.1.2

Provisioning users, devices, and things is a repetitive and potentially time-consuming task that has a significant impact on security and user access. Ensuring the right access to the right service (or user, or device) is the essential step in Identity Management. It’s critical for you to correctly manage roles and entitlements assigned to users, devices, or things, based on your organizational need and structure (such as job function, title, and geography) and assign and remove entitlements and resources consistently and rapidly provided.

OpenIDM provides a responsive framework that can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid environments where it can:

  • Manage previously disparate data repositories, network applications, and user data stores anywhere in the infrastructure stack.
  • Use the ForgeRock Open Connector Framework and its flexible workflow engine to provision and assign relationships to users.
  • Easily customize and manage the registration and provisioning of users.

About the Community Version

ForgeRock have been developing and commercially supporting OpenIDM since its birth in 2011. This version was originally released to ForgeRock customers in Feb 2013, and is now being released as our Community Edition with CDDL binary licensing which enables the downloadable binaries to be used in production.

To find out about the enterprise release of the ForgeRock platform here.

Getting Started with OpenIDM

Binary Downloads are available via the GitHub releases page for the project here.

ForgeRock provide a comprehensive set of documents for OpenIDM. They maybe found here and here.

The Installation Guide introduces you to to OpenIDM and provides some samples you can explore that will help you to to get to know it better.


Issues are handled via the GitHub issues page for the project.

Security Policy

ForgeRock will create GitHub issues for any known security issues that are thought to affect the community edition. They will have a SECURITY label. Community members are responsible for fixing and testing any security issues.

What should I do if I find a new security issue?

If you find a new security issue in the community edition please send an email describing the issue and how it may be reproduced to Once we receive the email we will;

  • Confirm whether or not the vulnerability affects any currently supported versions and if so we will follow our standard security response process which will involve us publishing the GitHub issue as part of the security advisory process
  • If the issue does not affect any supported versions we will notify the reporter and request that they create a github issue directly

How to Collaborate

Collaborate by:

Code collaboration is done by creating an issue, discussing the changes in the issue. When the issue's been agreed then, fork, modify, test and submit a pull request.


The Code and binaries are covered under the CDDL 1.0 license. Essentially you may use the release binaries in production at your own risk.

Legal Disclaimer Bit

All components herein are provided AS IS and without a warranty of any kind by ForgeRock or any licensors of such code. ForgeRock and all licensors of such code disclaims all liability or obligations of such code and any use, distribution or operation of such code shall be exclusively subject to the licenses contained in each file and recipient is obligated to read and understand each such license before using the Software. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, ForgeRock has no obligations for the use or support of such code under any ForgeRock license agreement.

How do I build it?

Best built on linux or OS X. Builds are possible on Windows, but more of a challenge.

Set Up Your Environment

The below combination of versions are known to work;

Software Version
Apache Maven 3.0.5
JDK version Oracle JDK 1.6.0_45
Git 1.7.6 or above

Set your JAVA_HOME environment to point to the correct JDK so that Maven picks it up. mvn --version should output the correct versions;

Apache Maven 3.0.5
Maven home: /usr/share/maven
Java version: 1.6.0_45, vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
Java home: /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_45/jre

WARNING: When building the openidm-workflow-activiti module maven pulls the activiti dependency from the alfresco public repository. The SSH handshake fails with the following error;

java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not generate DH keypair: Prime size must be multiple of 64, 
and can only range from 512 to 1024 (inclusive)

This can be avoided by making the jre use ECDHC rather than DHC to perform the handshake. This may be done by adding the following line to $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security/


Build The Project

  1. Clone the repository, or Fork it and clone your Fork if you want to create pull requests: git clone
  2. cd openidm-community-edition-1.2
  3. mvn clean install

Modifying the GitHub Project Page

The OpenIDM Community Edition project page is published via the gh-pages branch, which contains all the usual artifacts to create the web page. The GitHub page is served up directly from this branch by GitHub.

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