1. Start PingFederate.
    In a clustered PingFederate environment, start PingFederate on the console node.
  2. Start a web browser.
  3. Browse to the following URL:
    https://pf_host:9999/pingfederate/appwhere pf_host is the network address of your PingFederate server. It can be an IP address, a host name, or a fully qualified domain name. It must be reachable from your computer.
  4. Authenticate using your directory user credentials.
    Upon successful validation, the PingFederate administrative console prompts you to authenticate using PingID® if you have a registered device. If you do not have a registered device, follow the steps shown on the screen to register a device.
  5. Respond to the request for authentication from PingID and the PingFederate administrative console should display its menu.

Access to the PingFederate administrative console can now only be performed by using directory user credentials, followed by a PingID authentication.