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What versions of DS are compatible with IDM?

Last updated Nov 17, 2021

The purpose of this article is to provide compatibility information between DS and IDM versions. This includes connecting to DS as an external resource (LDAP connector), the embedded DS repositories shipped with later versions of IDM and the supported Java® versions for each combination.


External resources compatibility

You can connect to DS as an external resource using the LDAP connector (the LDAP connector works with any LDAPv3 compliant servers). The following matrix indicates compatibility between IDM and DS when using the LDAP connector:

  DS 7.x DS 6.x DS 5.x
IDM 7.x Yes Yes Yes
IDM 6.x Yes Yes Yes
IDM 5.x Yes Yes Yes
Note

It is strongly recommended that you always upgrade to the latest maintenance releases for whichever versions of IDM and DS you have deployed.

Repositories compatibility

Embedded DS

Embedded DS repositories have been shipped with IDM since IDM 5.5; these repositories are for testing purposes only and cannot be used in production. The following embedded DS versions are included with IDM:

IDM versions Embedded DS version
IDM 7.1 DS 7.1
IDM 7 DS 7
IDM 6.5.x  DS 6.5
IDM 6 DS 6
IDM 5.5.x DS 5.5

External DS

IDM 6 introduced a new feature where an external DS instance can now be used as a supported repository in production environments. The following matrix indicates compatibility between IDM and external DS repositories:

  DS 7.x DS 6.5.x DS 6
IDM 7.x Yes -- --
IDM 6.5.x -- Yes --
IDM 6 -- -- Yes
Note

It is strongly recommended that you always upgrade to the latest maintenance releases for whichever versions of IDM and DS you have deployed.

Java Compatibility

Java 11

  • IDM 6.5 and later.
  • DS 6.5 and later.

Java 9

  • DS 6 only.

Java 8

  • IDM 5.x and 6.x
  • DS 5.x and 6.x

Java 7

  • IDM 5
  • DS 5 (but support for it is deprecated).

Software and Hardware requirements

IDM

DS

See Also

What operating systems are ForgeRock products supported on?

Checking your product versions are supported

FAQ: Upgrading IDM

FAQ: Installing and configuring IDM

FAQ: Installing and configuring DS

Administering and configuring IDM

Installing and Administering DS


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