For upgrades, you can enable this protection by modifying the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/data/config-store/org.sourceid.common.SqlFilterManager.xml file.

To enable this security enhancement:

  1. Edit the org.sourceid.common.SqlFilterManager.xml file.
  2. Set the <item name="enableSqlFilters"/> element value to true; for example:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <config xmlns="">
        <item name="enableSqlFilters">true</item>
  3. Save the file.
  4. Restart PingFederate.
    If you have a clustered PingFederate environment:
    1. Perform the previous steps on the console node.
    2. Sign on to the PingFederate administrative console.
    3. Go to the System > Server > Cluster Management window.
    4. Click Replicate Configuration to push this change to all engine nodes.
  5. Verify your use cases to make sure your search filters return the expected results.