The administrative console is designed primarily for system configuration, which includes the creation of new schema elements like attribute types and objectClasses. Most entry-monitoring tasks, such as searching and modifying, must be executed with the built-in command-line tools. For more information, see Managing entries.

For more information, see Configuring a global administrator.

  1. Start the PingDirectory server.
    $ bin/start-server
  2. To access the administrative console, go to https://<host>:<port>/console/login.

    <host> is the host name of the server, and <port> is the port on which the server accepts connections from HTTPS clients. The host name and port were configured during the install.


    The <port> is different for PingDirectory and each of its add-ons. The console that you access is specific to the add-on for which you are using it.

  3. In the Username and Password fields, enter the root user DN credentials.
    Screen capture of the PingData Administrative Console sign on screen showing the Server, Username, and Password fields

    The root user distinguished name (DN) or the common name of a root user DN is required to sign on to the administrative console. For example, if the DN created when the server was installed is cn=Directory Manager, you can use directory manager to sign on to the administrative console.

  4. Click Sign In.

    To run the administrative console in an external container, such as Tomcat, see Deploying the administrative console.