Install PingFederate using the following methods:

  • Install PingFederate on a Windows system by running the installer for Windows or by extracting the distribution .zip file. Using the installer for Windows is the preferred method.
  • Install PingFederate on a Linux system by extracting the distribution .zip file.

This documentation refers to the installation directory path as <pf_install>. This is where the pingfederate directory is located. 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 Upgrading PingFederate in the PingFederate Server documentation.