As of PingFederate 10.2, the Connection Management Service has been deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

The Connection Management Service is useful in a variety of circumstances. Consider the following use cases:
  • Using the Connection Management Service as a utility, you can migrate changes to a partner connection through staging environments. For example, development, test, and production.

    Using the Connection Management Service, you might need to make changes to URLs and keys to make the connection appropriate to the next environment.

  • Using the Connection Management Service, an external application can update or delete connections programmatically, or create new ones using an exported connection XML file as a template.

You can find the WAR file for this service, pf-mgmt-ws.war, in the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/deploy2 directory.


If you do not want to allow use of the service, do not deploy it: remove the WAR file from the deploy2 directory.

The SOAP-accessible service endpoint is pf-mgmt-ws/ws/ConnectionMigrationMgr.

The web services Description Language (WSDL) document describing this service can be retrieved from /pf-mgmt-ws/ws/ConnectionMigrationMgr?wsdl.