On the Identities screen, you can optionally connect to a directory server, which PingFederate can use for PingOne SSO and PingID VPN integration.

  • To enable directory integration, select Yes, Connect a Directory Server, provide the required information and then click Next.

    For more information about each field, refer to the following table.

    Field Description
    Directory Type Select the type of the directory server from the list.

    Refer to System requirements for a list of supported directory servers.

    Data Store Name Enter the name of the datastore.
    Hostname Enter the location of the directory server.

    It can be the IP address, the host name, or the fully qualified domain name of the directory server. The entry may include a port number.

    Service Account DN Enter the distinguished name (DN) of the service account that PingFederate can use to communicate with the directory server.
    Password Enter the password associated with the service account.
    Search Base Enter the DN of the location in the directory where PingFederate begins its datastore queries.
    Search Filter Enter the LDAP query to locate a user record for attribute lookup and potentially credential validation.

    The default value is either sAMAccountName=${username} or uid=${username}, depending on the selected directory type.

    If you require a more advanced search filter, ensure the value is a valid LDAP filter. For more information, consult your directory administrators.

    When you click Next, PingFederate tries to establish a secure (LDAPS) connection to the directory server.

    If the directory server does not support LDAPS, the Unsecure Connection screen appears. If you want to continue without a secure connection, click Next. Alternatively, you can go back to the Identities screen and specify a different directory server.

    If the certificate presented by the directory server is not trusted by PingFederate, the Certificate Error screen appears. You can import the certificate used by the directory server to establish a secure connection and then click Next. Alternatively, you can go back to the Identities screen and specify a different directory server.

  • To set up a directory later, select No, Don't Connect a Directory Server and then click Next.

    This setup scenario is suitable for POC (proof of concept). Multiple local test accounts are created as a result.