Configure Access 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 domain.

Domain Name IP Address
gw-admin-[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.


Once configured the Access Gateway Admin UI console should be reachable using the http://gw-admin.<> entry as well as the http://admin from a local browser.