You can install PingFederate using the following methods:

  • Install PingFederate for Windows by running the Windows installer or by extracting the Windows product distribution file.
  • Install PingFederate for Linux by extracting the Linux product distribution file.

Throughout this documentation, the path to the installation directory, where the pingfederate directory is located, is referred to as <pf_install>; for example: <pf_install>/pingfederate/bin.


To avoid future problems with automated upgrades, do not rename the installed pingfederate directory.

If you are installing multiple instances of PingFederate on the same machine (for example, a console node and an engine node in a clustered environment), install each instance using a unique <pf_install> directory.

If you are upgrading an existing PingFederate environment, see Upgrade Guide.