FAQ: Source code in OpenIG

Last updated Jan 5, 2021

The purpose of this FAQ is to provide answers to commonly asked questions regarding source code and binaries in OpenIG, including Enterprise and Maintenance releases.

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ForgeRock support covers the use of the official binary builds made available and downloaded from our customer portal: BackStage. We will support builds made from source providing no changes have been made to the core code of the product, the product was built from a tag that matches an official release, for example, 4 and said product was built using the ForgeRock build scripts provided as part of the source. In the event that a customer experiences an issue with a ForgeRock product built from source where ForgeRock believe the issue is as a result of the build process, ForgeRock reserves the right to ask the customer to attempt to reproduce the issue on an official ForgeRock binary build. Customers who are running custom builds or who need further clarification should contact their ForgeRock sales representative.

Frequently asked questions

Q. What credentials do I use to log into Bitbucket?

A. You can log into Bitbucket with your BackStage username and password. Your BackStage username is different to your email address.


You can log into BackStage using either your email address or username, but you must use your username to log into Bitbucket.

You must also be authenticated to access the Maven repositories; see How do I access the ForgeRock protected Maven repositories? for further information. 

Q. How do I access nightly builds and documentation?

A. You can access nightly builds (binaries) and documentation as detailed in Can I access nightly builds and documentation for ForgeRock products?

Q. How do I access the source code for ForgeRock Commons?

A. The source code for ForgeRock Commons is available in different repositories depending on version. See a58691301 for further information. 

Q. How do I access source code for OpenIG 4.x?

A. The source code for OpenIG 4.x enterprise and maintenance releases is in Git repositories hosted on our Bitbucket Server. See Understanding source code access for ForgeRock products for further information.

You can clone it from Bitbucket using Git:

$ git clone [URL]

To clone the source code with a SSH URL, you must have created a SSH key and added it to your Bitbucket profile.

Some useful URLs are:

  • OpenIG enterprise releases - ssh://git@stash.forgerock.org:7999/openig/openig-public.git
  • OpenIG maintenance releases - ssh://git@stash.forgerock.org:7999/openig/openig-sustaining-external.git

For example, to clone the OpenIG source code for an enterprise release from Bitbucket, you would use the following command:

$ git clone ssh://git@stash.forgerock.org:7999/openig/openig-public.git

And then navigate to the relevant tag, for example, 4.0.0.

Alternatively, you can use a GUI Git client of your choice, for example, SourceTree.

See Also

How do I access the ForgeRock protected Maven repositories?

FAQ: Installing and configuring IG

Source code in ForgeRock products

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