While the events are not configurable, Log4j 2 configuration settings in the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/conf/log4j2.xml file can be adjusted to deliver the desired level of detail surrounding each event.

Each log entry contains information relating to the event, including:

  • Time the event occurred on the PingFederate server
  • Administrator username performing the action
  • Authentication method
  • Client IP
  • HTTP method
  • REST endpoint
  • HTTP status code
  • HTTP request header
  • TLS version
Note: The <pf_install>/pingfederate/log/runtime-api.log does not include the HTTP request header and TLS version values by default. You can customize this log to include additional or less information by modifying the pattern elements in the log4j2.xml file. For more information, see Log4j 2 logging service and configuration.

Each of these fields is separated by a vertical pipe (|) for ease of parsing.