Gartner Research

Open-Source Options for Identity and Access Management

Published: 05 March 2014

ID: G00260718

Analyst(s): Felix Gaehtgens , Gregg Kreizman


Open-source components are available for core identity and access management functions. IAM leaders can avoid proprietary software purchase costs; however, software maintenance and support contracts will likely be needed.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
  • Technology Definition
  • Standards
  • Uses
  • Benefits and Risks
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Selection Guidelines
  • Technology Providers
    • 389 Directory Server
    • ApacheDS
    • Central Authentication Service (CAS)
    • midPoint
    • OpenAM
    • OpenDJ
    • OpenIAM
    • OpenIDM
    • OpenLDAP
    • Shibboleth
    • Soffid
    • sudo
    • WSO2 Identity Server

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