ForgeRock’s IAM stack is an open source, adaptable, lightweight, scalable, quick to deploy and all this while providing the full identity management framework. All of these are important non-functional requirements in this space.
We configure this product for standard identity management requirements and customize where needed to additional educational institution-specific needs such as:
For further information on OpenIDM visit https://www.forgerock.com/products/identity-management/
Although CAS is sufficient for limited SSO use cases, we strongly recommend OpenAM to universities when possible. The reasons being the OpenAM :
Further information on OpenAM is available at https://www.forgerock.com/products/access-management/
Directories have long been data stores that have been authentication sources for portals and/or other applications at colleges and universities. OpenDJ brings this directory service to a new level in terms of being scalable, lightweight and adapted to the group based delegated administration requirements at these institutions. Additional responsibilities attached to this directory service are:
Further information on OpenDJ is available at https://www.forgerock.com/products/directory-services/
We believe that any IAM deployment at an educational institution involves phased implementation plan that addresses an institutions business priorities and solves specific business challenges as opposed to a big-bang approach. A phased approach also ensures the technical staff needed to support these technologies acquires experience managing the new system, and administrative staff can adapt to the new process or business flows that the new system will create.
Budget limitations at colleges and universities are more pronounced than in the corporate world and this usually means a rapid development and deployment needs. But before we do that we usually allocate mutually agreed-upon time to do a scope assessment, set business priorities and road map.