You do not need to use a directory server if you are only using PingID VPN or if you are configuring PingFederate Bridge to function as a test identity provider. If this is the case, select No, Don't Connect a Directory Server and click Next.

To connect to a directory server:

  1. Select Yes, Connect a Directory Server.
    Configuration fields appear.
  2. Enter information in the fields that is appropriate for your directory server.
    Field Description
    Directory Type Select the type of directory server from the list.

    See System requirements for a list of supported directory servers.

    Data Store Name Enter the name of the datastore.
    Hostname Enter the location of the directory server.

    It can be the IP address, the host name, or the fully qualified domain name of the directory server. The entry might include a port number.

    Service Account DN Enter the distinguished name (DN) of the service account that PingFederate can use to communicate with the directory server.
    Password Enter the password associated with the service account.
    Search Base Enter the DN of the location in the directory where PingFederate begins its datastore queries.
    Search Filter Enter the LDAP query to locate a user record for attribute lookup and potentially credential validation.

    The default value is either sAMAccountName=${username} or uid=${username}, depending on the selected directory type.

    If you require a more advanced search filter, ensure the value is a valid LDAP filter. For more information, consult your directory administrators.

  3. Click Next.
    PingFederate Bridge tries to establish a secure (LDAPS) connection to the directory server.