Third-Party Software

Before installing the CDK, you must obtain non-ForgeRock software and install it on your local computer.

ForgeRock recommends that you install third-party software using Homebrew on macOS and Linux[1] .

The versions listed in the table below have been validated for building custom Docker images for the ForgeRock Identity Platform. Earlier and later versions will probably work. If you want to try using versions that are not in the table, it is your responsibility to validate them.

Install the following third-party software:

Software Version Homebrew package

Python 3

3.9.5

python

Kubernetes client (kubectl)

1.21.0

kubectl

Kubernetes context switcher (kubectx)

0.9.3

kubectx

Kustomize

4.1.2

kustomize

Google Cloud SDK

339.0.0

google-cloud-sdk (cask)[1]

Docker Desktop[2]

3.3.3

docker (cask)[1]

Skaffold

1.23.0

skaffold

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1. The Linux version of Homebrew does not support installing software it maintains as casks. Because of this, if you’re setting up an environment on Linux, you won’t be able to use Homebrew to install software in several cases. You’ll need to refer to the software’s documentation for information about how to install the software on a Linux system.
2. Install Docker Desktop on macOS. On Linux computers, install Docker CE instead. For more information, see the Docker documentation.