OpenIDM enables you to consolidate multiple identity sources for policy and workflow-based management. OpenIDM can consume, transform and feed data to external sources so that you maintain control over the identities of users, devices and other objects.
OpenIDM provides a modern UI experience that allows you to manage your data without writing a single line of code. The standard RESTful interfaces also offer ultimate flexibility so that you can customize and develop the product to fit the requirements of your deployment.
The project is led by ForgeRock who integrate the OpenAM, OpenIDM, OpenDJ, OpenICF, and OpenIG open source projects to provide a quality-assured ForgeRock Identity Platform. Support, professional services, and training are available for the Identity Platform, providing stability and safety for the management of your digital identities.
To find out more about the services ForgeRock provides, visit www.forgerock.com.
To view the OpenIDM project page, which also contains all of the documentation, visit https://forgerock.org/openidm/.
For a great place to start, take a look at the OpenIDM Getting Started.
For further help and discussion, visit the community forums.
Getting the OpenIDM Application
You can obtain the OpenIDM Application in one of two ways;
The easiest way to try OpenIDM is to download the binary file and follow the Installation Guide.
You can download either:
- An enterprise release build.
- The nightly build which contains the latest features and bug fixes, but may also contain in progress unstable features.
Build The Source Code
In order to build the project from the command line follow these steps:
Prepare your Environment
The environment you need to set up is dependent upon the version of OpenIDM that you want to build. To build OpenIDM you will need the following installed on the machine you're going to build on;
|Java JDK Version Maven||7 and above (see below)|
|Git||1.7.6 and above|
|Maven||3.1.0 and above|
ForgeRock does not support the use of Java 9 for running OpenIDM in production, but it is fine for building the code.
You should also set the following environment variables for the majority of versions;
JAVA_HOME - set to the directory in which your SDK is installed
MAVEN_OPTS - When building with Java 7 set this to '-Xmx1g -XX:MaxPermSize=512m'. Java 8 and above does not support MaxPermSize so set this to '-Xmx1g'.
Getting the Code
The central project repository lives on the ForgeRock Bitbucket Server at https://stash.forgerock.org/projects/OPENIDM.
Mirrors exist elsewhere (for example GitHub) but all contributions to the project are managed by using pull requests to the central repository.
There are two ways to get the code - if you want to run the code unmodified you can clone the central repo (or a reputable mirror):
git clone https://stash.forgerock.org/scm/openidm/openidm.git
If, however, you are considering contributing bug fixes, enhancements, or modifying the code you should fork the project and then clone your private fork, as described below:
- Create an account on BackStage - You can use these credentials to create pull requests, report bugs, and download the enterprise release builds.
- Log in to the Bitbucket Server using your BackStage account credentials.
- Fork the
openidmproject. This will create a fork for you in your own area of Bitbucket Server. Click on your profile icon then select 'view profile' to see all your forks.
- Clone your fork to your machine.
Obtaining the code this way will allow you to create pull requests later.
Building the Code
The OpenIDM build process and dependencies are managed by Maven. The first time you build the project, Maven will pull down all the dependencies and Maven plugins required by the build, which can take a significant amount of time. Subsequent builds will be much faster!
$ cd $REPO_HOME/openidm $ mvn clean install
Getting Started With OpenIDM
ForgeRock provide a comprehensive set of documents for OpenIDM, including a getting started guide, installation guide and a tutorial style samples guide that leads you through the process of implementing some common OpenIDM use cases:
There are many ways to contribute to the OpenIDM project. You can contribute to the OpenIDM Docs Project, report or submit bug fixes, or contribute extensions such as custom authentication modules, authentication scripts, policy scripts, dev ops scripts, and more.
ForgeRock produce an enterprise point release build. These builds use the versioning format X.0.0 (for example 3.0.0, 4.0.0) and are produced yearly. These builds are free to use for trials, proof of concept projects and so on. A license is required to use these builds in production.
Users with support contracts have access to sustaining releases that contain bug and security fixes. These builds use the versioning format 2.0.x (for example 2.1.1 & 2.1.2). Users with support contracts also get access to quality-assured interim releases, such as the forthcoming OpenIDM 4.5.0.
See the list of contributors who participated in this project.
This project is licensed under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). The following text applies to both this file, and should also be included in all files in the project:
The contents of this file are subject to the terms of the Common Development and Distribution License (the License). You may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You can obtain a copy of the License at legal/CDDLv1.0.txt. See the License for the specific language governing permission and limitations under the License.
When distributing Covered Software, include this CDDL Header Notice in each file and include the License file at legal/CDDLv1.0.txt. If applicable, add the following below the CDDL Header, with the fields enclosed by brackets  replaced by your own identifying information: "Portions copyright [year] [name of copyright owner]".
Copyright 2016 ForgeRock AS.
All the Links!
To save you sifting through the readme looking for 'that link'...
- ForgeRock's commercial website
- ForgeRock's community website
- ForgeRock's BackStage server
- ForgeRock Identity Platform
- OpenAM Project Page
- OpenDJ Project Page
- OpenIDM Project Page
- OpenICF Project Page
- OpenIG Project Page
- Community Forums
- Getting Started Guide
- Install Guide
- Samples Guide
- Enterprise Build Downloads
- Enterprise Documentation
- Nightly Build Downloads
- Nightly Documentation
- Central Project Repository
- Issue Tracking
- Coding Standards
- How to Buy
- Sun Microsystems.
- The founders of ForgeRock.
- The good things in life.