Complete the following prerequisites before deploying PingIntelligence policy on Akana API gateway.

Install PingIntelligence software:PingIntelligence software should be installed and configured. Refer to Automated deployment or Manual deployment.

Verify that ASE is in sideband mode:Check that ASE is in sideband mode by running the following ASE command:

/opt/pingidentity/ase/bin/ status
API Security Enforcer
status                  : started
mode                    : sideband
http/ws                 : port 80
https/wss               : port 443
firewall                : enabled
abs                     : enabled, ssl: enabled
abs attack              : disabled
audit                   : enabled
sideband authentication : disabled
ase detected attack     : disabled
attack list memory      : configured 128.00 MB, used 25.60 MB, free 102.40 MB

If ASE is not in sideband mode, then stop ASE and change the mode by editing the /opt/pingidentity/ase/config/ase.conf file. Set mode as sideband and start ASE.

Enable sideband authentication: For a secure communication between Akana gateway and ASE, enable sideband authentication by entering the following ASE command:
# ./bin/ enable_sideband_authentication -u admin –p

Ensure SSL is configured in ASE for client side connection using CA-signed certificate.Please refer to Configure SSL for external APIs for more details.

Generate sideband authentication token: To generate the token in ASE, enter the following command in the ASE command line:
# ./bin/ -u admin -p admin create_sideband_token

Enable connection keepalive between gateway and ASE- Navigate to /opt/pingidentity/ase/config/. Set the value of enable_sideband_keepalive to true in ase.conf file. If the ASE is running stop it, before making the change. Start ASE after setting the value. For more information on ASE configuration, see Sideband ASE configuration using the ase.conf file