ConfigureAccess Gateway DNS

After the gateway has been installed, network access must be configured.

Okta Access Gateway uses the HTTP_HOST header variable supplied by the browser to map the hostname to specific applications. Multiple host names are used to access gateway instances. Below are the suggested hostnames that should be created within your DNS 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)..

Domain Name IP Address
gw-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.-[yourdomain] IP Address of Okta Gateway instance.
(AWS Elastic IP, otherwise instance IP address)

*Not strictly required, but recommend for initial Access Gateway testing.*


During initial testing and development, these values are typically entered into a local /etc/hosts file.