You can set up ASE in either local or UTC time zone by configuring the timezone parameter in /pingidentity/ase/config/ase.conf file. All the management, access, and audit logs capture the time based on the time zone configured in ase.conf file. If the timezone parameter is left empty, ASE by default runs in the UTC time zone. Following is a snippet of ase.conf for timezone parameter.

; Set the timezone to utc or local. The default timezone is utc.

<truncated ase.conf...>
Note: Make sure that ASE, ABS AI Engine, and PingIntelligence for APIs Dashboard are all configured on the same timezone.
If ASE is deployed in a cluster, make sure to configure the same time zone on each cluster node. If you have used automated deployment to deploy PingIntelligence, the automated deployment configures the same time zone on each ASE node. However, if you have used manual installation, then you need to manually configure the time zone on each ASE node.
You can use ASE status command to check the current time zone of ASE.
#./bin/ -u admin -p status
API Security Enforcer
status              : started
mode                : inline
http/ws             : port 8080
https/wss           : port 8443
firewall            : enabled
abs                 : disabled, ssl: enabled
abs attack          : disabled
audit               : enabled
ase detected attack : disabled
attack list memory  : configured 128.00 MB, used 25.60 MB, free 102.40 MB
log level           : warn
timezone            : local (MST)

Change ASE time zone

If you want to change the time zone in ASE, complete the following steps:
  1. Stop ASE
  2. Update the timezone parameter in ase.conf file
  3. Start ASE