On the Adapter Contract Fulfillment screen, map values into the IdP adapter contract.

  1. Select a source from the list.
    For more information about the Source list, refer to the following table.
    Source Description
    Adapter Select Adapter to use the attribute value returned by the IdP adapter without customization.
    Context Select Context to return specific information from the request.
    JDBC, LDAP, or other types of datastores (if configured) Select an attribute source when PingFederate should retrieve attribute value from a datastore.

    When you make this selection, the list under Value is populated with attributes from your database, directory, or other datastore.

    Applicable only if you have added at least one attribute source on the Attribute Sources & User Lookup screen (see Defining attribute sources and user lookup).

    Expression (if enabled) Select Expression to support complex mapping requirements; for example, transforming incoming values into different formats. Additionally, HTTP request is retrieved as a Java object rather than text. For this reason, select Expression as the source and use OGNL expressions to evaluate and return specific information from the HTTP request.

    Applicable only if you have enabled the use of expressions in PingFederate. For more information, see Attribute mapping expressions.

    No Mapping Select No Mapping to ignore the Value field, causing no value selection to be necessary.
    Text Select Text to return the value you enter under Value.

    There are a variety of reasons to use a static text value. For example, if the target web application provides a service based on the name of your organization, you may provide the attribute value as a constant.

    You can mix text with references to attributes from the IdP adapter contract by using the ${attribute} syntax.

    You can also enter references to attributes from configured attribute sources by using the ${ds.attr-source-id.attribute} syntax, where attr-source-id is the Attribute Source ID value you entered on the Attribute Sources & User Lookup > Data Store screen and attribute is an attribute from datastore.

  2. Specify a value associated with the selected source.
    Inapplicable if you have selected Adapter from the Source list.
  3. Repeat these steps until all attributes are configured.