PingFederate generates these logs that document server events:

Records actions performed by administrative console users.
Records detailed information about each applicable administrative console event performed by administrative console users if detailed event logging is enabled.
Records actions performed by administrative-API users.
Records actions performed by API users using the OAuth Client Management Service, the OAuth Access Grant Management Service, and the Session Revocation API.
Records individual identity-federation runtime transactions at specified levels of detail.
Records a selected, configurable subset of transaction log information plus additional details, intended for security-audit and regulatory compliance purposes.
Records outbound provisioning events, intended for security-audit purposes.
Records only provisioning activity.
Records PingFederate runtime and administrative server activities.
Records only Jetty messages generated prior to PingFederate start up.

Contains log messages and stack traces of all threads in PingFederate's Java Virtual Machine (JVM), including Java threads and VM internal threads. This information can help with troubleshooting the root cause of potential thread exhaustion events. The format of the thread dumps can be consumed by utilities such as jstack that is included with a Java Development Kit (JDK).

This log is written only if you enable the runtime notification for thread pool exhaustion events. For more information, see Configuring runtime notifications.

These log files are written to the PingFederate log directory. The default location is the <pf_install>/pingfederate/log directory. As needed, administrators can change the log directory by modifying the pf.log.dir property in the <pf_install>/pingfederate/bin/ file.