Launch Okta Access Gateway and obtain an Elastic IP address

To complete the Access Gateway import process, you must do the following steps:

  1. Launch an instance
  2. Obtain an Elastic IP address

Launch an instance

  1. Navigate to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and sign in with an appropriately privileged account.

  2. Select Services.

  3. In the Compute section, select EC2.

  4. From the navigation pane, go to IMAGES, and click AMIs.

  5. Select the Okta Access Gateway AMI and click Actions > Launch.
    The Launch Instance wizard starts.

    1. In the Choose an Instance Type select an appropriate type, then click Next: Configure Instance Details.
      For development purposes t2.micro is sufficient.  See About Access Gateway capacity planning and sizing for instance sizing information.

    2. Skip forward to security configuration by clicking 6. Configure Security.
      Configure security group

    3. In the configure security step create a new security group containing three rules for SSH, HTTP, and HTTPS with the following values:

      Type Protocol Port
      SSH TCP 22
      HTTP TCP 80
      HTTPS TCP 443
    4. When complete, the new rules should resemble: 
      Configure rules

    5. Click Review and Launch.

    6. Click Launch.

    7. In the Select an existing keypair dialog box, select Proceed without a Keypair.

    8. Select the Acknowledge check box and click Launch. It can take anywhere from 3-5 minutes for your instance to launch.
      Launch w/o a keypair
    9. Click View Instances and wait for the instance to start.

Obtain an Elastic IP address

  1. From the navigation pane, got to NETWORK & Security,

  2. Click Elastic IPs.
  3. Click Allocate new address.

  4. .Select Amazon pool and click Allocate. A new address is allocated.

  5. Click Close.
  6. Select the row associated with the new Elastic IP address and select Actions > Associate.

  7. In the Instance drop-down box,select the newly started instance and click Associate.
    Associate Elastic IP with instance

  8. Verify that the IP address was associated with the instance by clicking Services > EC2.

  9. From the navigation pane, got to Instances.

  10. Click Instances. The newly acquired elastic up address is now associated with the instance.
    Instance Elastic IP

Related resources

Launch your instance for more information on launching instances in AWS.

Elastic IP Addresses for more information on AWS Elastic IP addresses.