11 Dec, 2019 | 3 min read

12 Years of WSO2 Identity Server

  • Ishara Naotunna
  • Product Marketing Manager - IAM - WSO2

Photo credits: Jason Leung on Unsplash

100 million identities and hundreds of customers later, we’re on our successful 12th year of WSO2 Identity Server.

We saw some awesome achievements this year, such as being named an overall leader of Identity API platforms and a product leader in Access Management and Federation by KuppingerCole. We also made the configuration of the product super simple, added support for RESTful APIs easy implementation of Sign in with Apple (did someone say zero code change?), and revamped documentation so that everything looks peachy.

In celebration, we want to share some recent success stories featuring WSO2 Identity Server; where organizations have modernized their systems or enhanced their user experiences through open source CIAM.


Ellucian is a technology company specializing in higher education. Ellucian Ethos Identity is based on WSO2 Identity Server and serves the identity requirements of over 300 universities globally.


Symcor grappled with a legacy IAM solution and wanted to implement SSO in their company. WSO2 Identity Server helped them to implement SSO smoothly while enabling the introduction of a central access management system.


Lindex wanted to move with the times and create a customer loyalty app to provide their consumers an omni-channel experience - a key feature in CIAM.


Nutanix had a growing number of identity silos and they also wanted to be agile for faster innovation and to understand their customer requirements better. WSO2 Identity Server was instrumental in building a customer portal that helped Nutanix to extend the product based on its needs.

Department of IT and Telecom (DITT), Royal Government of Bhutan

DITT wants to provide citizen-centric e-government services. WSO2 Identity Server plays a role by enabling easy login.

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

ACU wants to provide its growing number of students with better access to resources and deal with multiple user identities. WSO2 Identity Server helped them to solve these demands. Learn how we empower higher education through open source here.

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management in the Netherlands provides digital services to users, companies, and government bodies. WSO2 Identity Server is used to ensure security for user data.

West Corporation

Users communicate in varying ways and West Corporation wanted to unify these different solutions to provide a holistic experience to their customers. This included dealing and managing a large number of identities in different customer portals. West Corporation used WSO2 Identity Server to centralize user identities into a single user portal, creating an efficient IAM system.

Swiss Alpine Club

The Swiss Alpine Club built a platform for their 150,000 adventurous members. This platform has SSO, account management, and provides a great user experience - all accomplished with WSO2 Identity Server.

Brigham Young University (BYU)

BYU Idaho wanted to create a central repository for all APIs, integrate with all their legacy systems, and minimize latency. Coupling WSO2 API Manager with WSO2 Identity Server, BYU managed a seamless transition to a modern API management system.


Agos, a giant in the household credit sector, wanted to expose their services to customers and partners and secure their entire platform.

University College London (UCL)

The world renowned UCL used WSO2 technology - including WSO2 Identity Server - for access and authentication to manage their users with more granularity.

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