Toronto Public Library Chooses ForgeRock to Support Next-Generation Authentication Services

World's Busiest Urban Library Turns to ForgeRock Identity Relationship Management Solutions to Replace Legacy IAM Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/14 -- ForgeRock Inc., the leading open platform provider of identity relationship management (IRM) solutions, today announced that the Toronto Public Library (TPL) has selected the company to enable its strategic initiative to build out next-generation online services with ForgeRock's Open Identity Stack (OIS). The Library is rebuilding its identity and access management platform to support the more than 26 million annual virtual visits to its website. ForgeRock's OpenAM management solution, OpenDJ solution for accessing identity data and OpenIDM identity lifecycle management solution will provide a secure, mobile-friendly, single-sign-on experience for Library customers.

The ForgeRock OIS offers the breadth of functionality and scalability essential for replacing the Toronto Public Library's legacy authentication platform with a new, modular platform that allows the library to build new services, including mobile access and e-book subscriptions. The library can leverage the developer-friendly platform's Common REST API and flexible UI layer to empower its IT staff to build new, compelling services more quickly and easily.

"We plan to use the ForgeRock OIS as a key building block to help us realize our vision of a better authentication experience for our customers using our virtual branch," said Ron Dyck, director, Toronto Public Library. "ForgeRock provides the right combination of functionality and scalability for identity and access management, along with ongoing innovation that we feel confident will meet the needs of our connected, mobile users. TPL will leverage the capabilities of the platform by providing customers with a seamless experience signing in, reserving library materials, viewing personal information and accessing protected resources."

The ForgeRock OIS is the only unified, 100-percent open source identity stack to secure applications and services across traditional on-premises enterprises as well as across mobile, social, and cloud environments. ForgeRock's simple-to-deploy architecture provides the functionality, flexibility, and scalability required for the Toronto Public Library to develop and deploy cutting-edge online services that offer fast and seamless access and interaction for its users, wherever they are and whatever device they use.

"The Toronto Public Library, like many of our customers, recognizes the benefits of shifting to a more dynamic, relationship-based identity and access management platform," said Mike Ellis, CEO, ForgeRock. "We look forward to helping the Toronto Public Library deliver a more personalized, secure virtual library experience to its more than 26 million visitors."

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About Toronto Public Library
Toronto Public Library is one of the world's busiest urban public library systems. Every year, more than 19 million people visit their branches in neighborhoods across the city and borrow 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit their website at To get the most current updates on what's happening at the library, follow them on Twitter @torontolibrary.

About ForgeRock
ForgeRock creates identity relationship management solutions for the modern Web including public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and enterprise and mobile environments. ForgeRock products support mission-critical operations with a fully open source platform. ForgeRock's Open Identity Stack powers solutions for many of the world's largest companies and government organizations. For more information and free downloads, visit or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at

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