Launch AWS instance

To launch an instance:

  1. Navigate to AWS and sign in with an appropriately privileged account.

  2. Select Services.

  3. In the Compute section, select EC2.

  4. In the left navigation pane, in IMAGES, click AMIs.

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

    1. In Choose an Instance Type, select an appropriate Type, then click Next: Configure Instance Details.
      For development purposes, t2.micro is sufficient.  Consult the capacity planning pages 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 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, go to Proceed without a Keypair and select the Acknowledge check box.

    8. Click Launch.
      Note: 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.