The application represents the protected web application as a whole. Including the virtual host and the site allows PingAccess to route requests directed at the front-end name to the correct back-end resource. By including a web session, you specify how user credential data is stored and for how long. After you create the application and its root resource, you can add one or more rules to control access to the protected web application.

Within the application, you can add one or more resources. Resources are specific components that require a different degree of security. You can apply different rules to a resource, letting you apply specific controls to portions of an application. This example procedure does not include resources. For information about adding resources to an application, see Configuring resource ordering in PingAccess.

For more information about this procedure, including optional steps that aren't included here, see Adding an application.

  1. Click Applications and then go to Applications > Applications.
  2. Click + Add Application.
  3. In the Name field, enter a unique name for the application, up to 64 characters, including special characters and spaces.
  4. In the Context Root field, enter the context root for the application.

    The context root represents the context at which the application is accessed at the site and must meet the following criteria:

    • It must start with /.
    • It can contain additional / path separators.
    • It must not end with /.
    • It must not contain wildcards or regular expression strings.
    • The combination of the Virtual Host and Context Root must be unique.
  5. In the Virtual Host list, select the virtual host you created.
  6. In the Application Type section, click Web.
  7. In the Web Session list, select the web session you created.
  8. In the Destination section, click Site, then select the site you created.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Click Applications and then go to Applications > Applications.
  11. Expand the new application in the list and click the Pencil icon.
  12. Click the Web Policy tab.
  13. Drag your rule from Available Rules onto the policy bar.
  14. Click Save.