High Availability Best Practices

Best practices and considerations for configuring Access Gateway High Availability:

  • Before configuring a High Availability cluster, be sure to 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 instance host name is set to oag.okta.com.
    Use the Access Gateway command line interface System > Hostname command to change or verify the current host name.
  • When initially configuring an Access Gateway instance use the System > Reset command to reset the instance to an initial state.

See Command Line Management Console reference for complete details of all Access Gateway command line operations.



When configuring an Access Gateway high availability cluster, you may add your Okta tenant as an idP at any time. In addition, you may also add applications any time.