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Industry Enterprise software
Founded February 2010 (2010-02)
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
Area served
Key people
John Fernandez (Interim CEO, CFO)[1]
Lasse Andresen (CTO)
Products ForgeRock Identity Platform[2]
Number of employees
500+ (2017)[3]

ForgeRock is a multinational identity and access management software company headquartered in San Francisco, U.S.A.[3] The company develops commercial open source identity and access management products for internet of things, customer, cloud, mobile, and enterprise environments.[4][5] John Fernandez is the CFO, and interim CEO of ForgeRock.[6] ForgeRock also has offices in Bristol,[7] London, Grenoble, Vancouver (USA), Oslo, Munich, Paris, Sydney, and Singapore.[citation needed] ForgeRock has raised $140 million in venture funding from Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, and KKR.[8]

When Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle in January 2010, Sun’s open source identity and access management software was scheduled for phase out in favor of Oracle’s in-house product.[9] ForgeRock was founded in Norway by a group of ex-Sun employees in February 2010 to fork the code and continue to develop Sun’s software.[10][11]

ForgeRock provides digital identity management through its primary product, the ForgeRock Identity Platform.[better source needed][12] The ForgeRock Identity Platform includes Access Management (based on the OpenAM open source project), Identity Management (based on the OpenIDM open source project), Directory Services (based on the OpenDJ open source project), and Identity Gateway (based on the OpenIG open source project).[13] ForgeRock Access Management provides access management, ForgeRock Directory Services is an LDAP directory service, ForgeRock Identity Management is used for identity management, and ForgeRock Identity Gateway provides an identity gateway for web traffic and application programming interfaces (APIs).[4][14] ForgeRock also offers a Profile and Privacy Management Dashboard for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and provides support for the User-Managed Access (UMA) 2.0 standard.[15]

Despite being under an open source license and the majority of the copyrights still being held by Oracle, the enterprise version of the ForgeRock Identity Platform can only be accessed by purchasing a commercial license.[16] The source code of the community version is publicly available under the terms of the Common Development and Distribution License.[16]


  1. ^ Wells, Janet (June 12, 2015). "ForgeRock executive helps identity management firm build a strong team". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hautala, Laura (January 28, 2016). "It's Data Privacy Day. Do you know where your data is?". CNET. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "ForgeRock". CrunchBase. June 2, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "ForgeRock Redefines Digital Identity Management with Enhanced Capabilities for The Internet of Things". MarketWired. April 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Company Overview of ForgeRock AS". Bloomberg. August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Company Overview of ForgeRock AS". Bloomberg. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bristol ForgeRock staff produce their own special brew in the basement". Bristol Post. November 12, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  8. ^ Hackett, Robert. "ForgeRock Raises $88 Million Ahead of Planned IPO". 
  9. ^ Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J. (May 10, 2010). "Sun open source reborn in ForgeRock". Computerworld. 
  10. ^ "ForgeRock aim to bring open source stack concept to IAM". 11 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Novet, Jordan. "Gigaom - ForgeRock grabs $15M to push access and identity management software". 
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  13. ^ "Open Source IAM Solutions Maker ForgeRock Raises $15 Million - SecurityWeek.Com". 
  14. ^ "ForgeRock Raises $30M for Open-Source Identity-Relationship Tech". eWeek. June 19, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
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  16. ^ a b "ForgeRock has shuttered the open-source community, and no longer allows new development on their platform under a permissive license". timeforafork. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 

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