While this is an optional configuration, it is recommended for identity provider (IdP) configurations using the Username Token Processor. For other token processors and token generators, trust in the identity of the client is conveyed within the token itself and verified as part of processing. However, you can still configure authentication requirements to add another layer of security by limiting access to only authenticated clients.


You can configure STS authentication to either apply globally to all token formats and for all IdP and service provider (SP) partner connections, or token-to-token mappings, using more fine-grained controls at the connection level through issuance criteria.


WS-Trust STS settings can also be configured through the PingFederate Administrative API platform. For more information, see Accessing the API interactive documentation.

  1. Go to System > Serverto open the Protocol Settings window
  2. On the WS-Trust STS Settings tab, click Configure WS-Trust STS Authentication.

    Follow the configuration wizard to complete the task. For more information, see Configuring STS authentication

  3. Click Next and continue with the rest of the configuration.

    When editing an existing configuration, you can also click Save as soon as the administrative console offers the opportunity to do so.