PingCentral is an operating portal that enables self-service, centralized management of application resources in PingFederate and PingAccess. It allows resource-constrained IAM teams to do more with less by enabling application owners to integrate apps and APIs, as well as consume centralized identity services, without developers. PingCentral automates promotions across environments and gives administrators visibility into clients, connections, and audit trails.
Empower application owners with a self-service way to onboard their own apps related to IAM services—ultimately reducing shadow IT and enabling rapid digital transformation.
How It Works
Administrators set up application owners as users and define PingFederate and PingAccess development, test, and production environments in PingCentral. The admin locates clients, connections, and application security configurations worthy of replicating, and pulls them into PingCentral for the application owners. After set-up, application owners can manage their assigned applications and use the provided templates to apply OAuth, OIDC, SAML SP, and PingAccess security configurations to them. A wizard guides users through the process of providing a name and description for each application they create, as well as environment-specific information that makes it possible to run the application on the target environment.
With PingCentral you can:
Lower operational costs by preventing shadow IT
Minimize the risk of inconsistent or vulnerable policy with standardized templates
Accelerate the rate at which new apps and APIs can securely get to market
Empower Application Owners with Self-Service App Integration
PingCentral gives IAM administrators a flexible interface to build a set of authentication and single sign-on templates so that application owners can confidently select from these standard templates to streamline integration. The simple, step-by-step wizard guides app owners who don’t have IAM expertise to onboard a new app or API, update certificates for SAML connections, rotate client secrets, and other self-service IAM tasks.
Automate Promotions Across Environments
Configuration changes don’t just need to be made in one environment—they often need to be propagated across an entire application development and deployment pipeline. PingCentral automates promotions across application environments. This means when you promote a client or connection from dev to staging, you don’t have to rekey in the new environment—the configuration carries over automatically.
Visibility into All Apps and Environments
PingCentral provides a snapshot of all OAuth and OIDC clients and SAML connections across every environment on a single screen. This streamlined view allows IAM admins to assign and update resource ownership across the entire SSO infrastructure without switching between instances of Ping software or authentication screens, which accelerates implementation. When a delegated administrator signs on, they see and manage only the applications they’ve added or that they’ve been assigned.
Know Who Promoted What and When
PingCentral provides an audit trail that enables client and connection lifecycle management across environments (e.g. development, staging, production, etc.). It tracks and displays a history of the previous client and connection configurations throughout the application and API lifecycle, so you always know who’s done what. PingCentral also gives you the flexibility to revert back to previous versions as needed.
Benefits & Features
User-friendly interface with out-of-the-box policy examples/templates and a step-by-step wizard
Application owners can onboard and configure their own applications and APIs
Audit trail that tracks and displays a configuration history throughout the application and API lifecycle
Simple-to-use interface and instant registration to receive client ID and secret
Automate promotions across application environments
Snapshot of managed OAuth and OIDC clients and SAML connections across all environments on a single screen
Administration layer for authentication and single sign-on tasks
Self-service, centralized onboarding of applications and APIs
Assign and update resource ownership across the entire IAM infrastructure
Cloud software and on-premises deployment options; available as a .zip or cloud container (Docker image)