After applying the templates to their applications, application owners enter information about their target environments into PingCentral and promote their applications to the designated environment.

The templates contain the raw JSON from the model applications on which the templates were based. Although PingCentral saves this information, it doesn't modify it. Instead, the saved JSON is used as a starting point for creating new applications and is modified only in memory with the environment-specific information during the promotion process.

After an application is promoted, application owners can revert them to previously promoted versions. The reverted version of the application won't exist outside of PingCentral until it's promoted again, at which point it's also available in PingFederate or PingAccess. For details, see Reverting applications to previously promoted versions.