Admin UI Console Overview
The Access Gateway 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. UI Console provides options and settings specific to management of Access Gateway as opposed to the system as a whole. Using the Admin Console, you can add new Identity Providers, add application integrations, manage settings and support and more.
As an Access Gateway administrator, this is where most of the day-to-day management takes place.
Tabs Admin UI Console include:
The Topology tab displays the Identity Provider(s) (IdPAn acronym for Identity Provider. It is a service that manages end user accounts analogous to user directories such as LDAP and Active Directory, and can send SAML responses to SPs to authenticate end users. Within this scenario, the IdP is Okta.) that is connected to the Access Gateway instance and the application(s) that are currently configured in the environment.
Click an application on the topology map to edit the application settings.
Click an IdP icon to go to the IdP settings.
The Applications tab lists all of the applications currently configured and also provides support for:
- Add: Adding applications to the Access Gateway environment.
- Edit application:Modifying an existing applications configuration.
- Delete application: Permanently delete an application configuration.
- GoTo application: Launch an application using an IDP-initiated or SPAn acronym for service provider. Generally, an SP is a company, usually providing organizations with communications, storage, processing, and a host of other services. Within Okta, it is any website that accepts SAML responses as a way of signing in users, and has the ability to redirect a user to an IdP (e.g., Okta) to begin the authentication process.-initiated flow.
- Status: View the status of the application. The possible states are Active, and Inactive.
The Setting provides support for Access Gateway settings and includes:
- Access Gateway: Specify 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 various other Access Gatewayspecific settings.
- Identity Provider:Specify settings for your Okta orgThe Okta container that represents a real-world organization. identify provider.
- KerberosKerberos is a computer-network authentication protocol that works on the basis of tickets to allow nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to one another in a secure manner.: Settings for a Kerberos providers. Required for deployments using Kerberos based applications.
- Auth Modules: Specify additional authentication modules
- Data Stores: Specify addition sources of data for use with application attributes.
The Support tab allows you to launch the Support Portal and enable a Support Connection for use.
Support Portal Login: Launches the Okta support portal for Access Gateway. You can use this to sign in to the Support portal to file or view support tickets.
Allow Support Connection: When enabled, this option allows Okta Support to connect to the Access Gateway instance in order to perform troubleshooting steps, review logs, and assist with resolving open issues. For more information on the Support Connection, see Access Gateway Support VPN.