Introduction to Access Gateway

You can use Okta Access Gateway to connect Okta to on-premises applications that use header-based, KerberosKerberos is a computer-network authentication protocol that works on the basis of tickets to allow nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to one another in a secure manner., or URL-based authorization.

Okta Access Gateway helps you to seamlessly integrate your on-premise applications with Okta's Cloud SSOAn acronym for single sign-on. In a SSO system, a user logs in once to the system and can access multiple systems without being prompted to sign in for each one. Okta is a cloud-based SSO platform that allows users to enter one name and password to access multiple applications. Users can access all of their web applications, both behind the firewall and in the cloud, with a single sign in. Okta provides a seamless experience across PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. capabilities.

Access Gateway is an ideal solution for any IDaaS customer where:

Installing the Access Gateway on your own hosted solution, or on a cloud-based computing platform (like AWS or Azure), is a simple process. Access Gateway is a high-performance appliance that is installed within your hosting solution of choice and leverages your DNS and networking to provide services. As the Access Gateway leverages your existing solutions, there are specific tasks that must be completed as part of the installation.

The Getting Started section is intended to provide you with the information you need to fully understand the installation prerequisites and ensure a seamless installation of Access Gateway.