PingFederate Integration Guide Overview

Warning: Single Sign‑On for Pivotal Cloud Foundry v1.5 is no longer supported because it has reached the End of General Support (EOGS) phase as defined by the Support Lifecycle Policy. To stay up to date with the latest software and security updates, upgrade to a supported version.

PingFederate is a federation server that provides identity management, single sign-on, and API security for the enterprise. This documentation describes how to configure a single sign-on partnership between PingFederate as the Identity Provider (IdP) and the Single Sign-On Service (SSO) for Pivotal Cloud Foundry as the Service Provider (SP).

SSO supports service provider-initiated authentication flow and single logout. It does not support identity provider-initiated authentication flow. All SSO communication takes place over SSL.


To integrate PingFederate with Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), you need:


  • PCF, version 1.7.0 or later.

  • Single Sign-On, version 1.1.0 or later.


  • PingFederate

  • A user with Administrator privileges.

Note: To configure SAML, you must have the Pivotal Single Sign-On service broker installed on your PCF deployment. You need to create a plan, grant any plan administrators, and specify any organizations this plan should be the authentication authority for. For help configuring plans, see the Manage Service Plans topic.

PingFederate Integration Guide

Configuring PingFederate with SSO

Complete both steps below to integrate your deployment with PingFederate and SSO.

  1. Configure PingFederate as an Identity Provider

  2. Configure a Single Sign-On Service Provider

Testing and Troubleshooting