High availability best practices

Best practices and considerations for configuring Access Gateway high availability:

  • Before configuring a high availability cluster, ensure that you reset keys for all cluster members, including admin and worker instances, using System > High Availability > Reset Keys.
  • Always ensure that new Access Gateway instances have set their host name. By default, the instance's host name is set to oag.okta.com.
    Use the Access Gateway Management consoleSystem > Hostname command to change or verify the current host name.
  • When you initially configure an Access Gateway instance, use the System > Reset command to reset the instance to an initial state.

See Command Line Management Console reference for more information on Access Gateway command line operations.

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While configuring an Access Gateway high availability cluster, you can add your Okta tenant as an IDP at any time. Additionally, you can also add applications any time.