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ApexIdentity Joins ForgeRock

Jessica Thornsby
ApexIdentity-Joins-ForgeRock

ApexIdentity’s product will be open sourced and become part of the core ForgeRock I3 offering.

ApexIdentity recently
joined ForgeRock
, whose portfolio includes OpenAM and OpenIDM.
We speak to CEO of ApexIdentity Jamie Nelson, to find out what this
move means for ForgeRock and ApexIdentity….

JAXenter: ApexIdentity recently joined
ForgeRock. What influenced this decision?

Jamie Nelson: ApexIdentity is focused on
building value add products for Access Management solutions,
ForgeRock focuses on the core features of the IDM stack, the
combination of the two companies provides the most feature rich
offering available for Access Management customers.

JAXenter: How will ApexIdentity’s work on OAuth
2.0, be integrated into ForgeRock’s OpenAM project?

Jamie Nelson: The OAuth 2.0 work will replace
the existing OAuth 1.0 implementation. It will be offered as an
integrated feature of OpenAM.

JAXenter: What makes ApexIdentity and ForgeRock
a good business fit?

Jamie Nelson: ApexIdentity is an engineering
heavy innovation focused North American company, ForgeRock is a
sales and service heavy company based in Europe. The two companies
combined compliment each other perfectly in both geography and
talent.

JAXenter: What does the merger mean for
ApexIdentity’s products and existing customers?

Jamie Nelson: ApexIdentity’s product will be
open sourced and become part of the core ForgeRock I3 offering.
ApexIdentity’s customers will benefit from a much broader
integrated offering of the entire ForgeRock line of products.

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