Interview with Daniel Raskin, SVP Product at ForgeRock
What does ForgeRock do?
The ForgeRock Identity Platform transforms the way millions of customers and citizens interact with businesses and governments online, providing better security, building relationships and enabling new cloud, mobile, and IoT offerings from any device or connected thing. Our identity and access management (IAM) platform manages billions of digital identities. ForgeRock serves hundreds of brands, including Morningstar, Vodafone, GEICO, TomTom and Pearson, as well as governments like Norway, Canada and Belgium, among many others.
What does Pivotal do?
Pivotal’s Cloud Native platform drives software innovation for many of the world’s most admired brands. With millions of developers in communities around the world, Pivotal technology touches billions of users every day.
Describe your latest announcement with Pivotal?
ForgeRock recently announced that we’re working alongside Pivotal to deploy our customer identity and access management solutions to Pivotal Cloud Foundry, one of the world’s most powerful cloud-native platforms.
What does this announcement mean for the industry and users?
The ForgeRock Service Broker for Pivotal Cloud Foundry allows externally deployed ForgeRock solutions to protect applications and microservices running in Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Developers working within Pivotal Cloud Foundry can now easily enable a persistent identity that is portable across clouds for people-to-service and service-to-service (API-to-API) use cases.
ForgeRock’s Pivotal Cloud Foundry broker delivers a simple way for developers to easily bring state-of-the-art identity capabilities, including authentication, multifactor authentication, authorization and adaptive risk to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
The ForgeRock Service Broker for Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a lightweight, simple way to protect RESTful microservices, which are becoming an increasingly popular architecture for application development among enterprises pursuing digital transformation strategies. The service broker supports standard identity protocols, including OAuth2, and automates the process of creating OAuth 2.0 client profiles.
With this release, enterprise developers have flexible new capabilities for using strong digital identity to secure microservices and applications in support of any number of cloud-based projects for digital transformation and Internet of Things implementations, including connected home, smart car, digital citizen and more.
When is it available?
The ForgeRock Service Broker for Pivotal Cloud Foundry is now available and can be downloaded from the Pivotal Network. Additionally, Pivotal’s Intro to Data Microservices podcast discusses what constitutes a data microservice, the benefits to building applications using data microservices, and provides some examples of the types of applications that data microservices enable.