Neither the Upgrade Utility nor the PingFederate installer for Windows migrates data maintained in the internal HSQLDB database or any external database. For instance, if outbound provisioning is enabled in the new PingFederate instance using the internal database, it's re-initialized from the provisioning source.


Use the built-in HSQLDB only for trial or training environments. For testing and production environments, always use a secured external storage solution for proper functioning in a clustered environment.

Testing involving HSQLDB is not a valid test. In both testing and production, it might cause various problems due to its limitations and HSQLDB involved cases are not supported by Ping Identity.

If your PingFederate environment connects to one or more database servers, review the following topics and make changes accordingly: