Best practice for the operation of enterprise technologies such as PingFederate and PingAccess is to use multiple staging environments. These environments take many forms; however, a typical scenario is the deployment from development through to test and finally into production. This is known as the Route to Live or similar.
Although necessary, working with multiple stages creates challenges. Configuration migration requires significant manual effort, there is a high risk of human error, and change is often slow.
PingFederate and PingAccess provide administrative APIs that allow organisation to develop their own solutions to automate configuration changes to address these issues. This is achieved through custom development or using commercial infrastructure automation solutions.
ConfigMigrator is a software product that provides this important functionality without the cost and maintenance related to developing an in-house solution.