1. Review the LDIF scripts for your directory server provided in the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/conf/access-grant/ldif-scripts directory.
  2. Replace placeholder values with relevant information from your directory server.
  3. Run the LDIF scripts to update your LDAP schema.

    For Active Directory, run the script to create the attributes, then run the script to create the object class.

    For PingDirectory, run the ldapmodify command. For example:

    ldapmodify --defaultAdd --filename "<path to ldif file>\access-grant-ldap-pingdirectory.ldif" -h <hostname> -p <port> -D "<adminDN>" -w <adminPassword>

  4. If you have not already done so, create an LDAP datastore for your directory server on System > Data & Credential Stores > Data Stores.
  5. Copy the system ID of the applicable LDAP datastore from System > Data & Credential Stores > Data Stores.
  6. Edit the configuration file relevant to your directory server.

    This configuration file is located in the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/data/config-store directory, as described in the following table.

    Directory server

    Configuration file



    Microsoft Active Directory


    Oracle Unified Directory



    For a clustered PingFederate environment, edit this file on the administrative console node first, and then replicate to other engine nodes using System > Server > Cluster Management as explained in later steps.

    1. Replace the <c:item name="PingFederateDSJNDIName"/> element value with the system ID of your datastore connection.

      If the system ID is LDAP-123456789ABCDEF123456789ABCDEF123456A0A6, update the configuration file as follows.

      <!-- Data store id -->
      <c:item name="PingFederateDSJNDIName"LDAP-123456789ABCDEF123456789ABCDEF123456A0A6</c:item>
    2. Enter a value for the <c:item name="SearchBase"/> element.

      This is the distinguished name (DN) that points to the access grants location. For more information, see the inline comment and the LDIF scripts in the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/conf/access-grant/ldif-scripts directory.

    3. Update the attribute names only if you have changed attribute names in the LDIF scripts located in the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/conf/access-grant/ldif-scripts directory.
    4. Save the file.
  7. Edit the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/conf/service-points.conf file.
    1. Go to the # Service for storage of access grants section.
      # Service for storage of access grants
      # Supported classes:
      #    org.sourceid.oauth20.token.AccessGrantManagerJdbcImpl : Use this service-point for a Jdbc implementation
      #    org.sourceid.oauth20.token.AccessGrantManagerLDAPADImpl : Use this service-point for a Microsoft Active Directory implementation
      #    org.sourceid.oauth20.token.AccessGrantManagerLDAPOracleImpl : Use this service-point for an Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition implementation
      #    org.sourceid.oauth20.token.AccessGrantManagerLDAPPingDirectoryImpl : Use this service-point for a PingDirectory implementation
      #    org.sourceid.oauth20.token.AccessGrantManagerDynamoDBImpl : Use this service-point for an Amazon DynamoDB implementation
    2. Change the value of the access.grant.manager service to one of the following values.

      Directory server

      Service value



      Microsoft Active Directory


      Oracle Unified Directory



    For a clustered PingFederate environment, you must edit the service-points.conf file on each node manually because cluster replication can't replicate this change to other nodes.

  8. Start or restart PingFederate.

    For a clustered PingFederate environment, replicate this new configuration to other engine nodes on System > Server > Cluster Management. Start or restart the PingFederate service on each engine node to activate the change.

  9. In the directory, create indexes for the following OAuth grant attributes. If you are using Active Directory, skip this step because the script for Active Directory creates these indexes. If you are using PingDirectory, see Indexing grant attributes in PingDirectory for more information.

    Attribute name

    Index type











PingFederate provides two cleanup tasks for persistent grants. One task manages expired grants, while another task caps the number of grants based on a combination of user, client, grant type, and authentication context. For more information, see OAuth persistent grants cleanup.