The first system-generated certificate is the default certificate for both the administrative console and the runtime server. As multiple certificates are created, you can activate or deactivate them for the administrative console, the runtime server, or both. Additionally, you can select any of them as the new default certificate for the administrative console, the runtime server, or both at a later time.

When creating a certificate, you can add additional domain names through the use of the Subject Alternative Names field. Furthermore, if a user agent includes the host name that it intends to reach as part of the TLS handshake, PingFederate Bridge selects the applicable certificate based on the provided Server Name Indication (SNI) information. The selection looks at the common name and subject alternative names of each activated certificate. If PingFederate Bridge finds no match, it serves the default certificate. If PingFederate Bridge finds multiple matches, it serves the certificate with the better match.

SSL Server Certificates configuration
Certificate Common name Subject alternative names Activation status
#1 www.example.com (None) Administrative console and runtime server
#2 www.example.org *.example.org and test.example.local Administrative console and runtime server
#3 www.example.info *.example.info and *.example.com Administrative console and runtime server
#4 admin.example.local (None) Administrative console (Default) and runtime server
#5 runtime.example.local (None) Administrative console and runtime server (Default)
Runtime behavior
Request type Host name from SNI Certificate served
Administrative or runtime www.example.com The host name from the SNI is an exact match to the common name of certificate #1 and a partial match to the second subject alternative name (*.example.org) of certificate #3.

An exact match is a better match, so PingFederate Bridge serves certificate #1.

Administrative or runtime www.example.org The host name from the SNI is an exact match to the common name of certificate #2.

PingFederate Bridge serves certificate #2.

Administrative or runtime sso.example.org The host name from the SNI is a partial match to the first subject alternative name (*.example.org) of certificate #2. There is no other exact or partial match.

PingFederate Bridge serves certificate #2.

Administrative or runtime sso.example.info The host name from the SNI is a partial match to the first subject alternative name (*.example.info) of certificate #3. There is no other exact or partial match.

PingFederate Bridge serves certificate #3.

Administrative or runtime sso.example.com The host name from the SNI is a partial match to the second subject alternative names (*.example.com) of certificate #3. There is no other exact or partial match.

PingFederate Bridge serves certificate #3.

Administrative www.example.local The host name from the SNI does not match any configured certificate.

PingFederate Bridge serves certificate #4, the default certificate for the administrative console.

Runtime localhost The host name from the SNI does not match any configured certificate.

PingFederate Bridge serves certificate #5, the default certificate for the runtime server.

Note:

If PingFederate Bridge finds multiple certificates of the same matching quality, it returns one of them in the TLS handshake. This response should not impact the user agent because either the common name or one of the subject alternative names matches the host name of the request. If PingFederate Bridge should always serve a particular certificate for any given host name, ensure that the common name and any configured subject alternative names do not overlap among multiple certificates.