Security defaults

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 <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/data/config-store directory:
    • com.pingidentity.crypto.SunJCEManager.xml
    • com.pingidentity.crypto.AWSCloudHSMJCEManager.xml
    • com.pingidentity.crypto.LunaJCEManager.xml
    • com.pingidentity.crypto.NcipherJCEManager.xml
    • com.pingidentity.crypto.BCFIPSJCEManager.xml

Adapter upgrade

Upgrading the OpenToken Adapter from an earlier version doesn't 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, you should redeploy agent configuration files, if applicable, as well as any new agent libraries contained in recent versions of PingFederate integration kits and other plugins that use OpenToken.