The PingFederate administrative console supports authentication via the RADIUS protocol, which provides a common approach for implementing strong authentication in a client-server configuration. PingID® is a cloud service that enables multifactor authentication using a mobile application.

By combining these two capabilities, PingID can be configured to provide multifactor authentication (MFA) to protect access to the PingFederate administration console, which meets the requirement of stronger authentication for administrators accessing security-related software products.


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The following components are required to enable MFA to the administrative console using PingID:

  • PingFederate with external access to the PingID cloud service
  • A PingID license
  • A directory server where the administrative credentials and group membership are stored