PingOne Dock Service Interruption
Incident Report for Ping Identity

Incident Summary

A change in a customer environment introduced a significant increase in sustained traffic to the PingOne Dock (.com).  Systems became slow to respond and eventually became unavailable at 13:32 UTC. Additional capacity was added to the system and services began recovering at 14:06 UTC.  Service was fully restored for all users by 14:14 UTC.

Customer Impacts

Access to the PingOne Dock (.com) was either slow to respond or unavailable during this time.

Incident Timeline

August 6, 2018 (all time in UTC)

  • 13:32 – Automated monitoring alerts on call Site Reliability Engineer.
  • 13:39 – Issue escalated to Incident Commander.
  • 13:44 – Site Reliability Engineer restarts application servers.
  • 13:54 – After no improvement, Site Reliability Engineer deploys additional server capacity.
  • 14:06 – Services begin recovering.
  • 14:14 – Services returned to normal.

Affected Services

PingOne Dock (.com)


Adding additional server capacity resolved the problem until traffic returned to normal.  It was initially believed the issue was caused by a recent feature deployment, which resulted in an unnecessary server restart.

Ping Action Items

  • Improve PingOne Dock implementation to reduce reliance on the database.
  • Research architectural improvements to improve response time and increase resilience.
  • Improve process to more quickly and accurately determine root cause.
Posted about 1 year ago. Aug 09, 2018 - 21:03 UTC

This incident has been resolved.
Posted about 1 year ago. Aug 06, 2018 - 14:28 UTC
We have implemented a fix and are monitoring the systems.
Posted about 1 year ago. Aug 06, 2018 - 14:21 UTC
Engineering is still investigating the issue. Users are experiencing slow response times or timeouts when accessing the PingOne Dock.
Posted about 1 year ago. Aug 06, 2018 - 14:12 UTC
Monitoring systems have detected an issue with PingOne Dock Service. The Site Reliability Engineering team has been notified and is currently working the issue. We will update this message when the incident has been identified.

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Posted about 1 year ago. Aug 06, 2018 - 13:38 UTC
This incident affected: PingOne Services (PingOne dock - North America (.com)).