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ForgeRock releases IAM toolkit for migration from legacy systems to its identity platform

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ForgeRock releases IAM toolkit for migration from legacy systems to its identity platform

ForgeRock has introduced a simplified migration toolkit to move identity and access management (IAM) capabilities from legacy vendors, such as Oracle or CA Technologies, to its platform, the company announced.

The Modernize IAM Accelerators turns migration from legacy systems, often a resource-consuming process, into a seamless and invisible experience for users, the company says.

“Organizations often delay updating or replacing their legacy identity systems, assuming they must migrate everything at once and cause massive disruption to users and the organization,” said Peter Barker, chief product officer, ForgeRock, in a prepared statement. “However, the ForgeRock Modernize IAM Accelerators enable organizations to transition to a modern IAM environment at their own pace and avoid interrupting the user experience or causing operational impact.”

Although Legacy IAM software delays digital transformation, it cannot be retired in a short-term process due to the risks, expenses and timeframe involved, according to the announcement. Because they are generally siloed and inflexible, this type of identity solutions increases security risks and operating costs for enterprises.

The ForgeRock Modernize IAM Accelerators are a pluggable, open source framework that synchronize legacy IAM systems with ForgeRock’s IAM platform, making migration possible without disruption. They provide Single Sign On (SSO), Just in Time (JIT) User Migration and Bulk User Migration.

The accelerators include two bidirectional coexistence toolkits supporting SSO & JIT (Core and Edge) and a bulk user migration toolkit, which customers can choose from depending on their migration strategy.

A pluggable framework and plug-ins have been developed for legacy systems, and more plug-ins can be developed because the toolkits are open source.

The new ForgeRock Modernize IAM Accelerators are already available.

ForgeRock recently became a member of the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), an industry alliance that promotes identity-focused approaches for security.

Earlier this year, the company announced executive management changes and appointed David Hope as Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific and Japan to capitalize on regional growth.

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