Gartner Research

Options for Open-Source Identity and Access Management: 2017 Update

Published: 08 March 2017

ID: G00325173

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman, Felix Gaehtgens


Open-source software can meet a significant fraction of enterprises' core IAM needs without proprietary software purchase costs. However, security and risk management leaders responsible for IAM should plan to procure software maintenance and support when using OSS for essential capabilities.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Standards
  • Benefits and Risks
  • Alternatives to OSS IAM
  • Evaluation Factors
  • OSS IAM Providers
    • 389 Directory Server
    • ApacheDS
    • Central Authentication Service (CAS)
    • FreeIPA
    • Gluu
    • Keycloak
    • MidPoint
    • OpenAM
    • OpenDJ
    • OpenIG
    • OpenIAM
    • OpenIDM
    • OpenLDAP
    • Shibboleth
    • Soffid
    • Sudo
    • Syncope
    • WSO2 Identity Server

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