These release notes cover multiple versions of AM software, starting with version 5.5. They are designed to make it easier to upgrade, especially when you are skipping releases.
Some older AM versions have reached the end of support (EOS). For details, refer to the ForgeRock Product Support Lifecycle Policy. If you are still running an EOS version, upgrade as soon as possible to an actively maintained version.
Access Management software manages access to resources, such as web pages, applications, or web services, that are available over a network. AM centralizes access control by handling both authentication and authorization. Authentication is the process of identifying an individual, for example, by confirming a successful login. Authorization is the process of granting access to resources to authenticated individuals.
ForgeRock® Identity Platform serves as the basis for our simple and comprehensive Identity and Access Management solution. We help our customers deepen their relationships with their customers, and improve the productivity and connectivity of their employees and partners. For more information about ForgeRock and about the platform, see https://www.forgerock.com.
The ForgeRock® Common REST API works across the platform to provide common ways to access web resources and collections of resources.