Ive read the article
on how to setup jboss with ping federation. I work at a software vendor which are shipping some components of our solutions on jboss. So reading the picketlink documentation our product will be the "service provider". The customer wants to integrate our solution with ping authentication so my logical first step is to setup ping/saml authentication with a sample app on jboss.
But what i wonder is by reading the documentation in the link is? Does the article assume an identify provider to already be in place? Is it the intention that i set up the identity provider in the steps in this documentation? Also does it exist some freely available test/sample identity provider already running for testing purposes (sort of a cloud service free for everyone to use)?
If you want to test SP applications running on JBoss against a Ping IDP, then you will need to establish an IDP using Ping (they are closed source, commerical company).