After you finish setting up PingFederate, you can begin the following tasks:
- Create an IdP adapter.
An IdP adapter is used to look up session information and provide user identification to PingFederate.
- Create an SP connection.
As an IdP, you manage connection settings to support the exchange of federation-protocol messages (SAML, WS-Federation, or WS-Trust) with an SP or STS client application at your site.
- Create an SP adapter.
An SP adapter is used to create a local-application session for a user in order for PingFederate to provide SSO access to your applications or other protected resources.
- Create an IdP connection
As a Service Provider, you manage connection settings to support the exchange of federation-protocol messages (OpenID Connect, SAML, WS-Federation, or WS-Trust) with an IdP, OAuth client, OpenID Provider (OP), or STS client application at your site.
- You can download the PingFederate Security Hardening
Guide for security-related best practices.Note:
This requires a Ping Identity account.
- Integrate PingFederate with a supported hardware security module (HSM).
Standards such as the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 require the storage and processing of all keys and certificates on a certified cryptographic module.
For more information, see the PingFederate documentation.