The PingAccess agent protocol has a set flow by which requests from clients are
evaluated and managed.
The PingAccess agent protocol starts with the
client, such as a web browser, OAuth clientOAuth clientThe application in an OAuth framework that requests access to resources. If the request
is approved by the authorization server, the client is issued an access token for the
resources., or any type of
HTTP client, making a request for an application resource. The agent sits in front of
the resource and intercepts the request. To determine what to do with it, the agent
forwards a portion of the request to PingAccess.
The response from PingAccess instructs the agent
whether to allow the original request, as well as any additional actions to take prior
to handing it off to the application. It also includes instructions for actions to
perform before sending the corresponding response.
The client makes a request to the agent system.
The agent requests guidance from PingAccess.
PingAccess sends a response to the
The client request is modified according to any instructions sent by PingAccess.
Finally, the client receives a response to their initial request.