The PingAuthorize Server provides Authorization Policy Decision APIs to support non-API use cases.
The Authorization Policy Decision APIs feature requires PingAuthorize Premier. For more information, contact your Ping Identity account representative.
The PingAuthorize Server's main functionality is to enforce fine-grained policies for data accessed through APIs. However, organizations might need to use the core Policy Decision Service for non-API use cases. For example, an application server might use it to request policy decisions when generating dynamic web content. In this configuration, PingAuthorize Server becomes the PDP, and the application server becomes the policy enforcement point (PEP).
The Authorization Policy Decision APIs consist of the following policy decision point (PDP) APIs:
XACML-JSON PDP API
This API provides a standards-based interface.
Standards-based enforcement points request policy decisions based on a subset of the XACML-JSON standard. For more information, see XACML 3.0 JSON Profile 1.1.
JSON PDP API
This API provides a simpler interface.
The Authorization Policy Decision APIs can indicate when a request or response triggers advice, but the application server must implement the advice.
- Configure the PingAuthorize Server with a feature-enabled license during setup.
- Configure the Policy Decision Point Service. For more information, see Use policies in a production environment.
- For the XACML-JSON PDP API, configure an Access Token Validator. For more information, see Access Token Validators.