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Deploy PingDirectory and PingDataSync

You'll use Docker Compose to deploy a PingDirectory and PingDataSync stack. PingDataSync will synchronize data from a source tree on a PingDirectory instance to a destination tree on the same PingDirectory instance. The entries from ou=source,o=sync to ou=destination,o=sync will be synchronized every second.

What You'll Do

  • Deploy the PingDirectory and PingDataSync stack.
  • Test the deployment.
  • Bring down or stop the stack.


  • You've already been through Get started to set up your DevOps environment and run a test deployment of the products.

Deploy Stack

  1. Go to your local devops/pingidentity-devops-getting-started/11-docker-compose/04-simple-sync directory. Enter:

    docker-compose up -d
  2. Check that PingDirectory and PingDataSync are healthy and running:

    docker-compose ps

    You can also display the startup logs:

    docker-compose logs -f

    To see the logs for a particular product container at any point, enter:

    docker-compose logs <product-container-name>

Test the Deployment

The stack will sync entries from ou=source,o=sync to ou=destination,o=sync every second.

  1. In one terminal window, tail the logs from the PingDataSync server:

    docker logs 04-simple-sync_pingdatasync_1 -f
  2. In a second window, make a change to the ou=source,o=sync tree:

    docker container exec -it 04-simple-sync_pingdirectory_1 \
    dn: uid=user.0,ou=people,ou=source,o=sync
    changetype: modify
    replace: description
    description: Change to source user.0
  3. You'll see messages in the PingDataSync log showing ADD/MODIFY of the user sync'd to the ou=destination,o=sync tree. To verify this, enter:

    docker container exec -it \
       04-simple-sync_pingdirectory_1 \
       /opt/out/instance/bin/ldapsearch \
       -b uid=user.0,ou=people,ou=destination,o=sync \
       -s base '(&)' description

    Entries similar to this will be returned:

    # dn: uid=user.0,ou=People,ou=destination,o=sync
    # description: Change to source user.0

Clean Up

When you no longer want to run this stack, bring the stack down.

To remove all of the containers and associated Docker networks, enter:

docker-compose down

To stop the running stack without removing any of the containers or associated Docker networks, enter:

docker-compose stop

To remove attached Docker Volumes

docker volume prune