This page covers the new features and improvements in the current release of ForgeRock Access Management.
June 30, 2022
For end of service life dates (EOSL), see ForgeRock End of Service Life (EOSL) Policy and EOSL Dates in the ForgeRock Knowledge Base.
ForgeRock Access Management 7.2 is a minor release that introduces new features, functional enhancements, and fixes.
To make it easier to publish keys used for remote consent, AM 7.2 provides a new JWKs URI, specifically for remote consent agents. This URI indicates where a remote consent service can obtain the keys that AM uses to sign and encrypt the consent request. These keys include:
The public signing key, used to sign the consent request that is sent to the remote consent server, so that it can be validated on the remote consent server.
The public encryption key for the consent response, so that the response can be encrypted (if encryption is enabled).
The default JWKs URI for remote consent clients is
For social authentication through Apple, this flag indicates that the native app can send
userinfo in JSON format.
For details, see Request Native App for UserInfo.
The Configuration Provider node lets you reference a script that builds up the node configuration, based on the node state.
For details, see Configuration Provider node.
The CAPTCHA node has been rewritten to support ReCAPTCHA v3. The new node has two possible outcomes (success and failure), and lets you set a score threshold. For more information, see CAPTCHA node.
For details, see Pass-Through Authentication node.
The Set Custom Cookie node lets you store a custom cookie in the client.
For details, see Set Custom Cookie node.
The scripted implementation of the existing Java extension points lets you extend AM functionality rapidly and easily, without the need to recompile.
Access Token Modification
Authorize Endpoint Data Provider
IDP Attribute Mapper
For details, see Sample scripts.
The addition of a new PAR endpoint as defined in RFC 9126, lets clients push the payload of an OAuth 2.0 authorization request to the authorization server via a direct request, and provides them with a request URI that is used as reference to the data in a subsequent call to the authorization endpoint.
For details, see:
A new Java system property (
org.forgerock.openam.encryption.padshortinputs) pads short inputs for compatibility with
For details, see Use stronger encryption algorithms.
A new advanced server property (
org.forgerock.openam.authentication.forceAuth.enabled) controls the
authentication property for chains.
For details, see
AM now supports JWT-secured authorization response ((JARM), which gives clients the option to receive authorization response parameters packaged in a signed, and optionally encrypted, JWT.
JARM introduces the following client configuration properties and corresponding oauth2/.well-known/openid-configuration parameters:
The supported algorithms and methods are defined in new OAuth 2.0 provider configuration.
For details, see response_mode.
The UMA provider service includes a number of new properties to support interactive claims gathering.
For details, see Claims gathering.
You can now configure a grace period on refresh tokens, that effectively lets you reuse a refresh token. This setting lets your OAuth 2.0 clients recover seamlessly, if the response from an original refresh token request is not received, because of a network problem or other transient issue. The ability to reuse refresh tokens is limited by the grace period set in the OAuth2.0 provider configuration or on the OAuth 2.0 client.
enabled setting in the authentication tree configuration lets you use the REST interface to disable trees that are
not in use, and enable trees when they are ready to be used.
For details, see Enable and disable an authentication tree.
- Improved locale assessment for message nodes
The Message node now has better assessment of the locale to use when displaying messages to the user.
- Proxy advanced server properties
Previous versions of AM could only specify the URL of the proxy to use when sending HTTP client requests to third parties, such as social identity providers, using JVM properties. These properties, however, cannot provide credentials to the proxy.
AM 7.2 includes the following advanced server properties to configure the proxy’s URI and its credentials, if needed:
For more information, see Configure AM for outbound communication.
- Client-side session cache advanced server property
AM 7.2 includes a new advanced server property,
org.forgerock.session.stateless.jwtcache.expiry.time, to control the maximum time, in seconds, that AM caches client-side session JTWs.
Setting a long cache timeout may be more efficient, but AM will not detect if a client-side session JWT has expired or has become invalid until the cache expires.
- Improvements to the OTP email sender node
On earlier versions of AM, the amount of time that the OTP Email Sender node waited to declare that an outbound SMTP connection was unavailable depended on the operating system where AM ran.
AM 7.2 includes the following advanced server properties to configure the timeout:
For more information, see Advanced Properties.
- AES-GCM modes for assertion encryption
AM now supports the following AES-GCM modes for assertion encryption. ForgeRock recommends GCM over the older AES-CBC modes. GCM offers authenticated encryption, which better protects against an attacker tampering with an encrypted assertion:
For example metadata and instructions on configuring hosted providers, see Configuring the Advertised Signing and Encryption Algorithms.
- OAuth 2.0 plugin configuration
You can now explicitly configure individual plugins using the
Plugin Implementation Classattributes for each OAuth 2.0 plugin.
The OAuth 2.0 provider configuration includes a new Plugins tab for configuring the supported OAuth2 extension points.
Each of the provider plugin settings can be overridden at the client level.
For more information, see:
- Added validation options for request object JWTs
To increase compliance with the Financial-grade API (FAPI) security profile, AM now provides the option to mandate the presence of the
exp(expiration time) and
nbf(not before) claims in request object JWTs.
If enabled, these claims must be included in JWT request objects specified at the /oauth2/authorize or /oauth2/par endpoints. The JWT is then validated against the following configuration settings:
Max nbf and exp difference
Max nbf age
For more information, see the Advanced properties in the OAuth2 Provider configuration.
- Configurable OAuth 2.0 device flow user code generation
The user code generated in the OAuth 2.0 device flow can now be configured in the OAuth 2.0 provider using the following settings:
User Code Character Length
User Code Character Set
Device Code Flow User Code Generator Implementation Class
For more information, see the OAuth2 Provider reference section.
- Validation of changes to LDAP server connection details
LDAP configuration store settings can be changed at Deployment > Servers > Server Name > Directory Configuration. In previous AM versions, there was no validation of these changes before the configuration was saved. From AM 7.2.0, AM makes a test connection to the LDAP server before saving the changes. This improvement prevents errors in configuration changes from being saved.
- New option to select specification for OpenID Connect request object processing
To support both the JAR specification and OpenID Connect Core 1.0 specification, you can now configure which specification should be applied to incoming OpenID Connect requests that specify a request object.
For details, see the Request Object Processing Specification configuration property.
ForgeRock issues security advisories in collaboration with our customers and the open source community to address any security vulnerabilities transparently and rapidly.
ForgeRock’s security advisory policy governs the process on how security issues are submitted, received, and evaluated as well as the timeline for the issuance of security advisories and patches.
For details of all the security advisories across ForgeRock products, see Security Advisories in the Knowledge Base library.