Location collection is defined per organization and is enabled by default. If enabled, when installing the PingID mobile app, end users are prompted to allow PingID mobile app the relevant permissions to collect location information. Users can disable location collection by the PingID app in their mobile device settings.

If you disable location collection for an organization, location based policies are not applied. Location based policies already defined in your system might deny users access during authentication. We recommend that you enable location collection for all organizations to enable you to apply location-based policy rules and to allow for behavioral analysis in the future.


Disabling location collection is only supported by the PingID mobile app 1.8.1 and later.

When changing location collection configuration at the organization level:

  • Changes will apply to the end user's mobile device the next time the end user authenticates online.
  • If a mobile device is paired with more than one organization, disabling location services for one organization level affects all organizations with which the device is paired.
  • To enable or disable location collection, contact your PingID support representative.

    If you are disabling location collection for an organization:

    • When pairing a device with PingID mobile app, users are not prompted to allow location collection when pairing a new device.

      On Android devices earlier than 6.0, all permissions must be approved together when installing PingID. Although location collection remains enabled, if location collection is disabled at the organization level, PingID will not collect location information from the user’s device.

    • If the user has the PingID mobile app installed and has granted permission to location collection, the collection of location information will stop the next time the user authenticates online. The user is not prompted to authorize this change and location is not collected, regardless of whether location collection settings for PingID are allowed or denied.

    If you are re-enabling location collection for an organization:

    • When installing the PingID mobile app on a device and pairing, users are prompted to allow location collection permissions when pairing the device with the organization.

      Android users running Android Q and later must select Allow all the time.

    • If the user already has PingID installed and did not grant permission to location collection in the past, their device will prompt them to grant permission the next time they open the PingID app.

      A user authenticating through the lock screen is not prompted to allow location permissions, and location collection is not enabled. To approve location permissions, the user must unlock their device and open the PingID app. After the user approves location collection, PingID collects location information.

      If a user is paired with a different organization that has disabled location collection, location information will not be collected.