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PingFederate

Last Updated: October 30th, 2020

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Ping Identity has partnered with Duo Security to provide two-factor authentication for PingFederate® logins, complete with self-service enrollment and Duo Prompt.

PingFederate® is a full-featured federation server that provides identity management, web single sign-on, and API security for customers, partners, and employees. Users can securely access the applications they require with a single identity using any device. PingFederate® supports all of the current identity standards including SAML, WS-Federation, WS-Trust, OAuth, and OpenID Connect.

Duo's two-factor authentication is now available for PingFederate SSO user logins.

Connectivity Requirements

This application communicates with Duo's service on TCP port 443. Firewall configurations that restrict outbound access to Duo's service with rules using destination IP addresses or IP address ranges aren't recommended, since these may change over time to maintain our service's high availability. If your organization requires IP-based rules, please review this Duo KB article.

First Steps

  1. Sign up for a Duo account.
  2. Log in to the Duo Admin Panel and navigate to Applications.
  3. Click Protect an Application and locate PingFederate in the applications list. Click Protect this Application to get your integration key, secret key, and API hostname. (See Getting Started for help.)

Treat your secret key like a password

The security of your Duo application is tied to the security of your secret key (skey). Secure it as you would any sensitive credential. Don't share it with unauthorized individuals or email it to anyone under any circumstances!

Duo Universal Prompt

Duo's next-generation authentication experience, the Universal Prompt, is coming to web-based applications that display the current Duo Prompt in browsers.

Migration to Universal Prompt for your Ping Federate application is a two-step process:

  • Update the Ping Federate application to support the Universal Prompt.
  • Enable the Universal Prompt experience for users of that Ping Federate application (when the Universal Prompt becomes available)

Ping Federate needs a software update from Ping installed to support the Universal Prompt when it's ready. The "Universal Prompt" section reflects this status as "App Update Ready" today. If you're configuring Duo for Ping Federate now, proceed with the installation instructions in this document. If you're updating the Ping Federate Duo application to a newer version, follow the update directions below.

Universal Prompt Info - Update Available

Once a user authenticates to Ping Federate via the updated Duo plugin, the "Universal Prompt" section of the Ping Federate application page reflects this status as "New Prompt Ready".

Universal Prompt Info - Application Updated

When the Universal Prompt becomes available, you'll return here to activate it for users of this application.

Click the See Update Progress link to view the Universal Prompt Update Progress report. This report shows the update availability and migration progress for all your Duo applications in-scope for Universal Prompt support.

Read the Universal Prompt Update Guide for more information about the update process to support the new prompt, and watch the Duo Blog for future updates about the Duo Universal Prompt.

Universal Prompt Private Preview

If you've updated your eligible application so that its update status shows "New Prompt Ready" and you're interested in participating in a private preview of the Universal Prompt experience, please apply using this form.

Configure Duo in PingFederate

The Duo Security Integration Kit 3.0 has built-in support for Duo's forthcoming Universal Prompt. Learn more about these changes in the Overview of the Duo Security Integration Kit 3.0.

  1. Download the Duo Security Integration Kit 3.0 zip file from PingFederate Server Add-ons page (Ping account login required).

  2. Refer to Ping Identity's Duo Security Integration Kit Product Documentation for installation and configuration instructions. Follow the directions to deploy Duo in your PingFederate environment.

Updating the Duo Integration Kit

The Duo Security Integration Kit 3.0 has built-in support for Duo's forthcoming Universal Prompt. Learn more about these changes in the Overview of the Duo Security Integration Kit 3.0.

To upgrade your installed v2.x Duo integration kit to v3.0:

  1. Download the Duo Security Integration Kit 3.0 zip file from PingFederate Server Add-ons page (Ping account login required).

  2. Refer to Ping Identity's Duo Security Integration Kit Product Documentation for instructions for upgrading an existing deployment. Follow the directions to update Duo in your PingFederate environment. You'll need to update each server in your PingFederate cluster separately.

To update your installed v2.x Duo integration kit to the most recent v2.x version (without Duo Universal Prompt support):

  1. Download the Duo Security Integration Kit 2.2.2 zip file from PingFederate Server Add-ons page (Ping account login required).

  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded zip file and copy those files to your Ping server(s), replacing the existing Duo kit files.

  3. Restart PingFederate services.

See the Overview of the Duo Security Integration Kit 2.2 section in Ping's documentation for complete setup instructions. You'll need to update each server in your PingFederate cluster separately.

Troubleshooting

Need some help? Take a look at our PingFederate Knowledge Base articles or Community discussions. For further assistance, contact Support.