Access Gateway Admin Console - Initialize

The purpose of this guide is to walk through the process of initializing the configuration of your Access Gateway using the AdminAn abbreviation of administrator. This is the individual(s) who have access to the Okta Administrator Dashboard. They control the provisioning and deprovisioning of end users, the assigning of apps, the resetting of passwords, and the overall end user experience. Only administrators have the Administration button on the upper right side of the My Applications page. Console.

Initialize Access Gateway UI Console

  1. If not prevously added, add a new entry labeled admin to the DNS Server that will access this Access Gateway instance.

    <ipaddress of administration instance> admin

    Note: The admin DNS entry is required for Access Gateway Service Access and should NOT be deleted.

  2. Navigate to https://admin/

    Note: Okta Access Gateway creates a default self-signed certificate which is appropriate for non-production deployments.
    For production deployments, a valid certificate should be installed.
    When connecting with self-signed certificates, accept any exceptions and continue.

  3. Log in to the Access Gateway Admin Console with the following credentials:

    Username: admin
    Password: <default password>

    Note: During first admin console UI login, or after reset, you will be required to enter your SSOAn acronym for single sign-on. In a SSO system, a user logs in once to the system and can access multiple systems without being prompted to sign in for each one. Okta is a cloud-based SSO platform that allows users to enter one name and password to access multiple applications. Users can access all of their web applications, both behind the firewall and in the cloud, with a single sign in. Okta provides a seamless experience across PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Cookie DomainA domain is an attribute of an Okta organization. Okta uses a fully-qualified domain name, meaning it always includes the top-level domain (.com, .eu, etc.), but does not include the protocol (https). and Access Gateway hostname.

  4. Enter a cookie domain and hostname for the Access Gateway instance, and click Next.

    Setup wizard page 1

    The Setup Complete page displays the domains that were created.

  5. Note The DNS Summary values and click Done.

    Setup wizard page 2

  6. Enter the host names in your DNS Server as shown below:

    <IP address of machine> <Gateway Domain> <Gateway admin Domain>
    For example: admin

  7. Return to the Access Gateway browser and re-login using the new admin domain.

  8. After log in you are directed to the Access Gateway Admin Topology page.

    Topology page