Getting Started


You are reading an introductory document that is aimed at easing your life as an OpenIAM Engineer. This guide introduces you to the OpenIAM IAM platform and its possibilities for you to be able to use it in your own setting and configure it to the common use cases.

After reading this section, you will be able to address common issues arising when starting to work with the platform, e.g.:

  • Perform a typical Proof of Concept (PoC) where OpenIAM is integrated with 1 or more target applications and has 1 source system.
  • Automate provisioning and de-provisioning.
  • Use request workflows.
  • Perform access certification.
  • Use applications, based on the SSO standard.

The guide has been organized into common architectural patterns that we have seen across customer deployments. The objective is to aid new users in implementing a PoC. Hence, the following sections are included to the document:

What is OpenIAM?Overview of what OpenIAM is and how it assists customers.
Installing OpenIAMDescribes how to install OpenIAM using various deployment options available, together with other important steps Such as adding an application to OpenIAM such that the application can participate in the set of processes.
Workforce IAM project planningThe section explains what is needed to be done before starting an OpenIAM project.
Application onboardingThe section deals with the application on-boarding process and adding an application to OpenIAM.
Connecting to an authoritative sourceDeals with integrating the application into OpenIAM with or without a connector.
Automated user provisioningSection provides the overview of synchronizing the HR system with OpenIAM using a CSV file.
SelfService password resetSection overviews the process for resetting the password in SelfService portal.
Integrating OpenIAM with your IdPSection describes how to integrate OpenIAM with your Identity Provider (IdP).
Configuring OpenIAM as your IdPSection describes how to integrate OpenIAM with your IdP.
Configuration multi-factor authenticationThe document contains steps on how to configure multi-factor authentication.

Note: This is an introductory document, thus, it addresses only common use cases. This is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to the platform, nor is it intended to serve as a reference document for production use where factors such as high availability, scalability, environment hardening, OS optimization, etc. must be taken into account.

However, this Getting Started Guide might become your desk book for implementing a PoC with OpenIAM.