With 2022 gone, we feel it’s time for a brief recap. And we have some exciting news about the future as well, so buckle up!
Some 6 years ago, when ForgeRock abandoned their community edition, our journey to save the future of open-source IAM platform began. Since then, we’ve spent countless hours crafting an independent fork. Just over the course of 2022, we’ve put a lot of effort into modernization of the stack and introduced full Java 17 support, Docker images as official artifacts and many other fixes and improvements. The numbers speak for themselves:
- 283 commits;
- 52 000+ insertions and 28 000+ deletions in 3100+ files;
- 92 merged pull requests;
- 29 closed issues;
- 19 new releases and 26 tags.
In addition to the purely technical advances, we’ve significantly improved the documentation infrastructure to start rebuilding what we had lost during the fork process, namely:
- new wrensecurity.org website based on Vitepress;
- new documentation platform (docs.wrensecurity.org) based on Antora;
- skeleton of wrenidm-docs, wrends-docs and wrenam-docs with WIP content;
- wrenidm-cookbook with various IdM samples.
You might have noticed that our focus was shaped mainly by our passion for Identity Management. This led us to the point where Wren:IDM became a reliable foundation for IDM implementations of any scale. But the Wren Security Suite wouldn't be complete without its Access Management essentials, and we’re very aware that it has not received the care it deserves. That's why we are thrilled to announce that we will kickstart 2023 with a completely upgraded Wren:DS (former OpenDJ), shortly followed by Wren:AM, the successor of OpenAM.
Upgraded technological stack, carefully curated changes, Docker images and seamless migration will provide a reliable replacement for those who still run their aging OpenAM and OpenDS installations.
Happy New Year!