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OpenUnison builder image
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This image is the base "builder" image for OpenUnison.

What is OpenUnison?

OpenUnison is an open source identity management solution from Tremolo Security ( that provides:

  • Web Access Management (WAM)
  • SSO (Single Sign-On/Simplified Sign-On)
  • Workflow based user provisioning
  • User self service portal
  • Reporting
  • Identity Provider

Documentation is available at

Deployment Options

Since this image is assumed to work with S2I there are three inputs that can be given to the s2i script:

  1. A directory containing the OpenUnison war file
  2. A directory containing a maven project to build an OpenUnison deployment
  3. A git URL to a repository containing a maven project to build an OpenUnison deployment

Some assumptions are made about the deployment, each of which is covered in detail in the next section:

  1. OpenUnison is built with the openunison-on-undertow dependency
  2. The OpenUnison keystore is stored OUTSIDE of the final image in a volume (or secret for Kubernetes or OpenShift)
  3. Passwords, host names and other environment specific information is stored in a properties file

Configuring OpenUnison

The Build Process

OpenUnison Deploying OpenUnison on Undertow uses the below workflow:

Maven is used with the overlay plugin to combine your specific configurations with the standard OpenUnison build to create a war file that includes:

  1. OpenUnison's baseline dependencies
  2. Undertow
  3. Your configuration and libraries

The resulting war file from your build is then integrated into the final container image.

Quick Starts

There are a number of quick starts available in the Tremolo Security github repositories - Each one has its own set of configuration variables and pre-requisites. The rest of this tutorial assumes using the openunison-qs-simple project.

Setup Your Project

First, fork the quick start you are planning to work off of then clone it locally:

$ git clone
$ mkdir local

Create the OpenUnison Configuration

The next step is to go into local to create the keystore and paramters file:

Create Keystore TLS key

$ keytool -genkeypair -storetype JCEKS -alias unison-tls -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -sigalg SHA256withRSA -keystore ./unisonKeyStore.jks -validity 3650
Enter keystore password:
Re-enter new password:
What is your first and last name?
  [Unknown]:  localhost.localdomain
What is the name of your organizational unit?
  [Unknown]:  demo
What is the name of your organization?
  [Unknown]:  demo
What is the name of your City or Locality?
  [Unknown]:  demo
What is the name of your State or Province?
  [Unknown]:  demo
What is the two-letter country code for this unit?
  [Unknown]:  demo
Is CN=localhost.localdomain, OU=demo, O=demo, L=demo, ST=demo, C=demo correct?
  [no]:  yes

Enter key password for <unison-tls>
    (RETURN if same as keystore password):

NOTE: Make sure that your keystore password and key password are the same.

Next, create a sessoin key

Create OpenUnison Session Key

$ keytool -genseckey -alias session-unison -keyalg AES -keysize 256 -storetype JCEKS -keystore ./unisonKeyStore.jks

NOTE: Make sure that your keystore password and key password are the same.

Once the keystore is created, create a file called ou.env with the bellow content:

ou.env File


NOTE: make sure you specify the passwords you used earlier to create the keystore.

Next create the openunison.yaml file:


open_port: 8080
open_external_port: 80
secure_port: 8443
secure_external_port: 443
secure_key_alias: "unison-tls"
force_to_secure: true
activemq_dir: "/usr/local/openunison/amq"
quartz_dir: "/usr/local/openunison/quartz"
client_auth: none
allowed_client_names: []
path_to_deployment: "/usr/local/openunison/work"
path_to_env_file: "/etc/openunison/ou.env"

NOTE: It's very important to not change the paths. Configuration changes in this file should focus on the TLS configuration (ie chenging the ciphers, adding client authentication, etc).

Deploy OpenUnison with s2i

Before building your container, download the S2I binary for your platform and add it to your path -

$ s2i  build /path/to/my/root/myproject tremolosecurity/openunisons2idocker:1.0.12  local/openunison

This will create an image in your local Docker service called local/openunison with your OpenUnison configuration. Finally, launch the image.

$ docker run -ti -p 8443:8443 -v /path/to/local:/etc/openunison:Z  -e JAVA_OPTS='-Djava.awt.headless=true' --name openunison local/openunison

If everything goes as planned, OpenUnison will be running. You'll be able to access OpenUnison by visiting https://localhost.localdomain/ with the username testuser and the password secret_password:

After logging in:

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