When an administrator initiates deployment of a configuration archive using the Import tab, PingFederate displays error messages if there are any missing plugin components, such as adapters, database drivers, or token translators, on which the archive depends, or any mismatches of PingFederate licensing authorization. The administrator can choose to force the deployment and then install the necessary files later.


Installation of any missing database drivers or other third-party libraries will require a restart of PingFederate.


Deploying a configuration archive, either manually or by using the administrative console, always overwrites all existing configuration data.

  1. On the Import tab, choose the desired configuration archive from your system.
  2. Select the Force Import check box if you want PingFederate to deploy the archive regardless of whether dependency errors are detected.

    If you make this selection, consult the server start-up console or the server log for any messages concerning missing plugin components or other errors.

  3. Click Import.

    The administrative console prompts you to confirm the import process.