Complete the following prerequisites for PingIntelligence and Kong API gateway before deploying the PingIntelligence plugin:

PingIntelligence prerequisites
  • PingIntelligence software: Make sure that PingIntelligence software is already installed. For more information on PingIntelligence for APIs installation, see Automated deployment guide or Manual deployment guide.
  • Verify ASE mode: Make sure that ASE is deployed in sideband mode. Run the status command to check the ASE mode:
    /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. For more information on ase.conf file, see Sideband ASE configuration using the ase.conf file
  • Enable sideband authentication - Enable sideband authentication if you want secure communication between Kong and ASE by entering the following command in the ASE command line:
    # ./bin/ enable_sideband_authentication -u admin –p
    Generate sideband authentication token

    A token is required for Kong to authenticate with ASE. This token is generated in ASE and configured in the kong.yml file of PingIntelligence plugin. To generate the token in ASE, enter the following command in the ASE command line:

    # ./bin/ -u admin -p admin create_sideband_token
    Save the generated authentication token for further use.
  • Configure keepalive in ase.conf - If you want to keep alive the connections beteen Kong and ASE, set the value of enable_sideband_keepalive to true. If ASE is already running, stop ASE, edit the ase.conf file and then start ASE. For more information on keepalive paramter, see Sideband ASE configuration using the ase.conf file.
Kong Prerequisites
  • Kong API gateway is already installed
  • Luarocks, the Lua package manager, is installed on all the Kong nodes where you want to deploy the PingIntelligence module.