ForgeRock Identity Platform 7.3

Choose your sample

These instructions show two sample deployments:

Separate identity stores

This deployment has an external DS server configured as the AM configuration store and AM identity store (shown separately in the illustration). The IDM repository is an external JDBC database. The sample was tested with MySQL. The deployment uses an LDAP connector to synchronize the identities between IDM and AM:


Shared Identity Store

This deployment has an external DS server configured as the AM configuration store and shared by the AM and IDM servers share an external DS server as the identity store (shown separately in the illustration). No synchronization configuration is required:


In both deployments, the Platform UIs can run in separate Docker containers. If you want to run the Platform UIs in containers, get Docker before you start.

Component interaction

A platform configuration relies on multiple components working together. The following image shows how the AM OAuth 2 clients interact with the IDM resource server filter (rsFilter) to grant access through the Platform UIs:

  1. The Platform UIs send a request to the AM Authorization Endpoint.

  2. If the end user is authenticated, the user agent is redirected back to the UI, according to the Redirection URI request parameter.

  3. If the end user is not authenticated, the AM Authorization Endpoint redirects the user agent to the Platform Login UI.

  4. After successful authentication, the Platform Login UI redirects the user agent back to the AM Authorization Endpoint, according to the GoTo request parameter.

  • Do not use the IDM stand-alone end-user UI if you are deploying AM and IDM as a platform. This UI is delivered with IDM under ui/enduser . It is not the same as the platform-enduser UI and will not work in a platform deployment.

  • By default, the IDM admin UI only supports users from the AM root realm. If you need to support users from other realms, adjust the /oauth2/ references in the /path/to/openidm/ui/admin/default/index.html file:

    commonSettings.authorizationEndpoint = calculatedAMUriLink.href + '/oauth2/authorize';
        clientId: commonSettings.clientId,
        authorizationEndpoint: commonSettings.authorizationEndpoint,
        tokenEndpoint: calculatedAMUriLink.href + '/oauth2/access_token',
        revocationEndpoint: calculatedAMUriLink.href + '/oauth2/token/revoke',
        endSessionEndpoint: calculatedAMUriLink.href + '/oauth2/connect/endSession',

    For example, if your realm is named alpha, replace /oauth2/ with /oauth2/realms/root/realms/alpha/.

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