Back up your PingAccess by copying a JSON file to another system.


Large PingAccess configurations can take upwards of 30 minutes to export. During an export, you cannot modify the PingAccess configuration.

  1. Click Settings and then go to System > Configuration Export/Import.
  2. Click Export Configuration.

    The downloaded file name is pa-data-<timestamp>.json.


    The <timestamp> value is formatted For example, a date and time of January 31, 2020 1:35 PM would be encoded as 01-31-2020.13.35.00 in the file name.

  3. Copy the generated file to another system.
  4. If you plan to restore PingAccess in a new environment, copy the <PA_Home>/conf/pa.jwk file, and save it with the generated JSON file.