If you have installed PingFederate using the installer for Windows, skip these steps because PingFederate has already been configured to run as a service and started automatically at the end of the installation process.

  1. Request a license key via the Ping Identity licensing website.
  2. Ensure you are logged on to your system with appropriate privileges to install and run an application.
  3. Verify that the Java runtime is installed and the required environment variables are set correctly (see Installing Java).
  4. Download and extract the distribution ZIP file into an installation directory (<pf_install>).
  5. Start PowerShell or Command Prompt as an Administrator.
  6. In PowerShell or Command Prompt, run the <pf_install>\pingfederate\sbin\win-x86-64\install-service.bat file to install the service.
  7. Open the Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services management console.
  8. Right-click on the PingFederate service and select Start.

Similar to other services, the PingFederate service is installed and configured to start automatically on reboot.