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.
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.
Clients interact with protected servers through IG, which can be configured to add new capabilities to existing services without affecting current clients or servers.
The following list includes features that you can add to your solution by using IG:
Access management integration
Application and API security
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
IG provides a user interface to help you design and develop routes to protect applications. For information, see the Studio User Guide.