Ping Identity Docker Image Support Policy ¶
Unlike software delivered as an archive, Docker Images include product artifacts, OS shim, an optimized JVM build and miscellaneous tools/libraries (Git, SSH, SSL) to run the software and automation scripts.
Due to the number of dependency updates and to ensure all patches are kept up to date, Ping Identity actively maintains product images semi-weekly (edge), releasing a stable build each month (sprint and latest).
The build process retrieves the latest versions of:
- Operating System Shim (Alpine)
- Optimized Java VM
- Product files
- Supporting tools/libraries
Actively Maintained Product Versions ¶
The DevOps program actively maintains docker images for:
- the two (2) most recent feature releases (major/minor) of each product
- the latest patch release for each minor version
- If we currently maintain images for PingFederate 10.0 and 10.1, when PingFederate 10.2 is released, docker images with PingFederate 10.0 will no longer be actively maintained.
- If a patch is released for 10.1, it supersedes the previous patch. In other words, if we currently maintain an image for PingFederate 10.1.2, when PingFederate 10.1.3 is released it replaces 10.1.2.
Docker Hub Images
Images that have fallen out of Ping's active maintenance window will be removed from DockerHub 1 year after they were last built.
Active Build Product Versions
To view products and versions actively being built, navigate to the most recent Release Notes.
Supported OS Shim ¶
The Devops program uses Alpine as its base OS shim. Reasons why are described in "Evaluation of Docker Base Image Security". In rare scenarios where the consumer absolutely cannot run an Alpine based image, there is an option to customize the base image - "Build a Docker Product Image Locally".
Custom Built Images
Using other Linux distros should not cause an issue, but it cannot be guaranteed that the products will function as expected since these are not verified for compatibility. Ping Identity Support on custom images may be challenging and experience longer delays.