Some of the parameters used to perform redirection represent locations at a partner site—for example, the wreply parameter in WS-Federation. To protect against session token hijacking via open redirections, PingFederate provides an option to validate wreply for SLO. Once enabled, the parameter value is managed within the connection on a per-partner basis. PingFederate amalgamates the entries from all active WS-Federation connections and validates wreply against the consolidated list.


PingFederate enables wreply validation for SLO by default in new installations.

For backward compatibility, PingFederate upgrade tools do not enable this option if it was not selected in the previous PingFederate installation. Although optional, it is strongly recommended to enable wreply validation for SLO and to specify the allowed domains and paths for each WS-Federation connection to prevent unauthorized access.

  1. On the Security menu, click Redirect Validation to open the Partner Redirect Validation screen.
  2. Select the Enable wreply Validation For SLO check box to enable this feature.
    This check box is selected by default in new installations.

    Clear the check box to disable the feature.

  3. Click Save.