About IG

IG integrates web applications, APIs, and microservices with the ForgeRock Identity Platform. For more information about IG, see About IG.

Services That Cannot Be Integrated Into Newer Architectures

Most organizations have valuable existing services that are not easily integrated into newer architectures. These existing services cannot often be changed. Many client applications cannot communicate as they lack a gateway to bridge the gap. The following image illustrates an example of a missing gateway.

missing-gateway

IG As an HTTP Gateway

IG works as an HTTP gateway, based on reverse proxy architecture. It is deployed on a network so it can intercept client requests and server responses. The following image illustrates a deployment.

gateway-deployed

Clients interact with protected servers through IG, which can be configured to add new capabilities to existing services without affecting current clients or servers.

IG Features

The following list includes features that you can add to your solution by using IG:

  • Access management integration

  • Application and API security

  • Credential replay

  • OAuth 2.0 support

  • OpenID Connect 1.0 support

  • Network traffic control

  • Proxy with request and response capture

  • Request and response rewriting

  • SAML 2.0 federation support

  • SSO

IG Studio

IG provides a user interface to help you design and develop routes to protect applications. For information, see the Studio Guide.