Although most clients communicate with the PingDirectory Server using LDAP, the server also provides support for an HTTP connection handler that uses Java servlets to serve content to clients over HTTP. Ping Identity offers an extension that uses this HTTP connection handler to add support for the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) protocol. Third-party developers can also use the Server SDK to write extensions that leverage this HTTP support.

The following sections describe how to configure HTTP servlet extensions and how to configure an HTTP connection handler.