Ping Identity Platform vs WSO2 Identity Server comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Ping Identity Platform
Ranking in Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Single Sign-On (SSO) (3rd), Authentication Systems (5th), Data Governance (6th), Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) (5th), Access Management (3rd), Directory Servers (1st)
WSO2 Identity Server
Ranking in Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM)
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category, the mindshare of Ping Identity Platform is 6.5%, down from 12.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of WSO2 Identity Server is 6.5%, up from 3.1% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM)
Unique Categories:
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Authentication Systems
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Featured Reviews

Satish Shekhar Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 17, 2024
Offers multi-factor authentication (MFA), good customizations features, very flexible
PingFederate is very flexible. We can do many customizations, and it also provides an SDK to tailor it to our specific requirements. There are also numerous plugins available. I've worked with tools like ForgeRock and Okta, but I find PingFederate to be the most customizable. It provides basic SSO functionality, but we can easily extend it. For instance, if a client requires multi-factor authentication (MFA) beyond username and password, such as OTPs or knowledge-based answers, we can integrate those. Ultimately, we tailor the solution based on client needs. In fact, I've also worked in presales, demonstrating the capabilities of PingFederate through POCs (Proof of Concepts).
Clement Hsieh - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 11, 2024
Supports API integrations with different systems
My company uses multi-factor authentication and we tried using it integrating with FIDO Server. It was done to make sure that the multi-factor authentication feature gets used during the authentication process. AI can be used for better authentication, but right now, our company has not used any such feature. I recommend the product to others. It is easy to install and easy to use. Understanding a feature before you integrate a tool with other tools is important. In my company, there is another team with five to six engineers that takes care of the support part of the tool. The product has helped me to meet my security management requirements as per ISO 7001. I rate the tool a nine out of ten.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"This is a user-friendly solution."
"The product's most valuable features include its cloud-based capabilities for handling cloud applications and providing authentication and authorization through OIDC and SAML. It also supports integrations needed for both local and internal applications, including legacy applications requiring web server access."
"It is a stable solution. Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten."
"I work on the application onboarding process because we have multiple customers and get data from different sources."
"It's pretty stable as a product."
"People use the solution to secure their applications and authenticate particular processes."
"I like the self-service feature. The 502 and UBP systems are also excellent. PingID's ability to authenticate with SSH, RDP, and Windows login is pretty handy. It covers the entire spectrum of use."
"The solution is highly stable and scalable"
"The product provides easy integration between API manager and IT server components."
"The product's initial setup phase is easy."
"Comprehensive ecosystem."
"I would rate the solution's stability eight or nine out of ten."
"Some of the valuable features of the solution are the easy integration with processes, such as Single Sign-On. Overall WSO2 is straightforward and does not need customization."
"It's very easy to implement everything."
"The solution gets the job done, and we don't have to do the main configuration."
"The keystore feature has been most valuable for us."


"It requires some expertise to set up and manage."
"We can choose a drop-down to search for which certificate we have to create, which is difficult."
"Notifications and monitoring are two areas with shortcomings in the solution that need improvement."
"The product is not customizable."
"PingID's device management portal should be more easily accessible via a link. They provide no link to the portal like they do for the service. The passwordless functionality could be more comprehensive. You can't filter based on hardware devices. Having that filtering option would be great. Device authentication would be a great feature."
"The solution should allow for better integration with other platforms and the UBT."
"The initial setup appears to be difficult in the beginning."
"PingID should put a little more effort into making a pretty self-explanatory deck about their tech features and the services they offer."
"The solution could improve its development from a user perspective."
"The price of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required."
"I found the initial setup to be very complex."
"The solution seems to be pretty outdated."
"Sometimes working with the code is difficult because I search for documentation about the code and how to work with the code, which is where I believe they should improve, by providing some documentation on how to work with the code."
"This solution requires extensive knowledge to be used effectively as certain areas of its use are not user friendly."
"This solution does not have BPM workflows already integrated, we had to integrate the BPM module externally. They do not provide full-featured auditing and certification modules out of the box."
"The high availability architecture has to be improved."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The product is costly."
"The pricing is neither too expensive nor too cheap."
"PingID pricing is a ten out of ten because it's a little bit cheaper than other tools, such as Okta and ForgeRock, and supports multiple tools."
"PingID's pricing is pretty competitive."
"The tool is quite affordable."
"Ping offers flexible pricing that's not standardized."
"Ping Identity Platform is not an expensive solution."
"Compared to some SaaS-based solutions, the platform is relatively cost-effective."
"We have to take their support, but that is a minimal charge if I'm comparing it to other identity managers."
"I have found the solutions license is priced competitively compared to others."
"I rate the product price an eight out of ten. There is a need to pay more for the extra features provided by the solution."
"They should bring in some good pricing models to host the marketplace."
"WSO2 Identity Server is not an expensive solution."
"At this time we are working with the open-source version."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Healthcare Company
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm

Company Size

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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about PingID?
The mobile biometric authentication option improved user experience. It's always about security because, with two-factor authentication, it's always a separate device verifying the actual user logg...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for PingID?
The pricing is neither too expensive nor too cheap.
What needs improvement with PingID?
The management console needs to be improved. PingID should revise it.
What do you like most about WSO2 Identity Server?
The product provides easy integration between API manager and IT server components.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for WSO2 Identity Server?
I rate the product price an eight out of ten. There is a need to pay more for the extra features provided by the solution.
What needs improvement with WSO2 Identity Server?
The price of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required. From an improvement perspective, the pricing of the product needs to be lowered. Multi-factor authentication is an ar...

Also Known As

Ping Identity (ID), PingFederate, PingAccess, PingOne, PingDataGovernance, PingDirectory, OpenDJ
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Sample Customers

Equinix, Land O'Lakes, CDPHP, Box, International SOS, Opower, VSP, Chevron, Truist, Academy of Art University, Northern Air Cargo, Repsol
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