This expert-led workshop leads students through the ForgeRock DevOps documentation set to learn how to deploy all of the ForgeRock Identity Platform software components to a Kubernetes cluster running in the Google Kubernetes Environment (GKE). It then explores how you can use the DevOps Cloud Deployment Model Cookbook to standardize and simplify the deployment of the ForgeRock Identity Platform in a production-quality Kubernetes cloud environment. An optional chapter is included at the end of the workshop that explores how you can get started migrating the ForgeRock Entertainment Company (FEC) portal configuration from the core concepts courses to Kubernetes using the DevOps techniques covered in the documentation. This workshop uses the DevOps documentation set as your reference for the hands-on labs instead of a dedicated Student Workbook as with the core concepts courses. You work with your instructor to improvise any steps that are necessary for the given lab environment. Also, it is important that you have already successfully completed the core concepts courses before attending this workshop, and you have experience working with Kubernetes and Helm. Note: Revision A.1 of this course is built on version 6.5.2 of the ForgeRock Identity Platform. Also note that the optional Chapter 4 is not usually covered within the three days allocated for the workshop.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Work through the instructions in the ForgeRock DevOps Quick Start Guide, DevOps Release Notes, and DevOps Developer’s Guide to deploy the ForgeRock Identity Platform to a Kubernetes cluster running in GKE using the default ForgeRock DevOps Examples.
- Use Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of the ForgeRock DevOps Developer’s Guide to deploy each of the ForgeRock Identity Platform components with a custom configuration. Note that you will need your own Git repository, such as a free account on GitHub, to work with the ForgeRock Identity Platform component configurations.
- Explore how to use the ForgeRock DevOps Cloud Deployment Model Cookbook for GKE (the cookbook) to standardize and simplify the deployment of the ForgeRock Identity Platform in a production-quality Kubernetes cloud environment. Note that this will mainly be a discussion, with a demonstration by your instructor.
- Optionally, explore how you can get started migrating the FEC Portal configuration from the ForgeRock University core concepts courses to a Kubernetes environment. You use the techniques learned earlier to start the migration of an existing ForgeRock Identity Platform deployment to Kubernetes. You work with your instructor to discuss the migration challenges and work with the existing FEC Portal deployment available in the lab to implement some of the migration tasks.
Who Can Benefit
This workshop is aimed at technical audiences who are responsible for deploying the ForgeRock Identity Platform to Kubernetes and managing the platform as a whole in a Kubernetes environment. This includes, but is not limited to, those with the following responsibilities:
- Developers who are responsible for deploying and configuring ForgeRock Identity Platform in a DevOps development environment and helping others migrate those deployments to production.
- Other technical audiences, such as system integrators, consultants, architects, administrators, and sales/support engineers who need to learn how to deploy the ForgeRock Identity Platform to Kubernetes using DevOps techniques.
The following are the prerequisites for successfully completing this course: • Completion of the ForgeRock University core concept courses (AM-400, IDM-400, DS-400, IG-400 (optional)): – You should know how to configure and administer ForgeRock® Directory Services (DS), ForgeRock® Access Management (AM), Amster, ForgeRock® Identity Management (IDM), and ForgeRock® Identity Gateway (IG). – You should know how to use the appropriate commands and user interfaces for each component. • Knowledge and experience working with Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, GKE, Google Cloud SDK, and GitHub for working with the labs and understanding the DevOps examples. Following are some examples of the knowledge and skills you should have before attending this workshop: – Run administrator-level commands in a Linux Terminal window and understand their output. – Install the various DevOps tools, like Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, and others in a Linux environment. – Run various Kubernetes commands to deploy pods, query pods, and query cluster objects. – Use the kubectl command for operating within a cluster, and connect to containers running in the pod for diagnostic purposes. – Read and modify a Helm chart and use the helm command to manage releases – Have a GitHub account and use the Git commands to fork, clone, pull, and push changes to a Git repository.