The Identity Provider menu displays a list of the most-recently modified SP connections. You may create or import a connection. You may also edit a recently modified connection by clicking on its connection name.
To access the rest of the connections, click Manage All to open the SP Connections screen. The SP Connections screen displays 20 connections at a time. As needed, you can use the pagination controls to navigate through the rest of your connections. You can also search connections by their names or connection IDs.
A connection is included in the search results so long as its name or ID is a partial, case-insensitive match to a search term.
You can sort by connection name, partner connection ID, and default virtual server ID; narrow by protocol and status; and perform various connection-related tasks.
- To edit a connection, select the connection by its name. For the setting you want to make a change, select the corresponding screen title and then follow the configuration wizard to complete the task.
- To create a connection, follow the Connection configuration wizard to create a new connection to your SP partner.
To copy a connection, select Copy under
Action and then follow the
Connection configuration wizard to create a new
connection based on an existing (source) connection.
This is most useful if the new connection and the source connection share many common setting values.
To export a connection, select Export Connection under
Action and then save the XML file as prompted.
This is useful in situations where you want to make a backup of a connection prior to making changes to it.
To import a connection, click Import Connection and then
follow the on-screen instructions to complete the task.
If the connection already exists, you have the option to overwrite the existing connection.Note:
Prior to the import, you may modify the XML file to suit your needs. The XML file may also be imported to another PingFederate environment acting in the same federation role (IdP) at your site. Note that the source and the target must run the same version of PingFederate.
- To export metadata for any SAML Browser SSO connection, click Export Metadata under Action and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the task.
To update a SAML Browser SSO connection, select Update with
Metadata under Action and then follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the task.
You may update a connection via a metadata XML file or a metadata URL.Important:
The update operation may require additional configuration. Reviewing the connection after the update operation is recommended.
- To toggle the status of a connection, slide the toggle switch to enable or disable a connection.
- To remove a connection, select Delete under Action.
To override the verbosity of runtime transaction logging for all SP connections,
click Show Advanced Fields and the select the desired override
Override option Description Off Select this option and let the per-connection Logging Mode configuration determine the amount of information PingFederate records in the runtime transaction log.
This is the default selection.
On Select this option, followed by one of the four logging modes, to set the verbosity of runtime transaction logging for all SP connections. This is most useful when troubleshooting an issue that affects multiple connections.
To turn off automatic multi-connection error checking, click Show
Advanced Fields and the select the Disable Automatic
Connection Validation check box.
This check box is not selected by default.
Once selected or cleared, the state of this setting is reflected on thescreen as well.
For more information about this advanced setting and its impact, see Configuring automatic connection validation.
- To keep your changes, click Save.
- To discard your changes, click Cancel.