The custom-mode feature in the Upgrade Utility (invoked with the
option on the command line) allows you to override several default security settings. In
addition, if the installed OpenToken Adapter is out of date, running the tool in custom mode
allows you to replace the adapter with the latest version.
Using the security defaults should not cause significant issues for most PingFederate installations. The more recent default security settings include:
- Disabling weaker cipher suites for both the SUN and LUNA Java Cryptography Extension
(JCE) in PingFederate version 6.2 and later. To see which cipher suites are commented
out, choose yes (y) when prompted on whether to use the new
defaults. After the upgrade is complete, refer to one of the following configuration
files in the new installation's
Upgrading the OpenToken Adapter from an earlier version will not normally require any follow-on configuration changes.
- If your existing installation uses a version of the OpenToken Adapter earlier than 2.3, upgrading requires minor configuration modifications in the PingFederate console and redeployment of the agent configuration file.
- If you are upgrading from an OpenToken version earlier than 2.5.1, we recommend that
you redeploy agent configuration files, if applicable, as well as any new agent
libraries contained in recent versions of PingFederate integration kits and other
plug-ins that use
Starting in PingFederate 7.2, the LDAP Java Adapter is no longer supported. This adapter was deprecated in PingFederate 6.6 and replaced by the LDAP Username Password Credential Validator (PCV), which can be used with the HTML Form Adapter or HTTP Basic Adapter.