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Wren:DS is an LDAPv3 compliant directory service, which has been developed for the Java platform, providing a high performance, highly available, and secure store for the identities managed by your organization. Its easy installation process, combined with the power of the Java platform makes Wren:DS the simplest, fastest directory to deploy and manage.

Wren:DS is one of the projects in the Wren Security Suite, a community initiative that adopted open‐source projects formerly developed by ForgeRock, which has its own roots in Sun Microsystems’ products.


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Getting the Wren:DS

You can get Wren:DS application in couple of ways:

Download binary release

The easiest way to get the Wren:DS is to download the latest binary release.

Build the source code

In order to build the project from the command line follow these steps:

Prepare your Environment

Following software is needed to build the project:

Software Required Version
OpenJDK 8 and above
Git 2.0 and above
Maven 3.0 and above

Build the source code

All project dependencies are hosted in JFrog repository and managed by Maven, so to build the project simply execute Maven package goal.

$ mvn clean package

Built binary can be found in ${GIT_REPOSITORIES}/wrends/opendj-server-legacy/target/package/wrends-${VERSION}.zip.

Docker image

You can also run Wren:DS in a Docker container. Official Wren:DS Docker images can be found here.


Project documentation can be found in our documentation platform (


Large portions of the source code are based on the open-source projects previously released by:

  • Sun Microsystems
  • ForgeRock

We'd like to thank them for supporting the idea of open-source software.


Please note that the acknowledged parties are not affiliated with this project. Their trade names, product names and trademarks should not be used to refer to the Wren Security products, as it might be considered an unfair commercial practice.

Wren Security is open source and always will be.