Setup Access Gateway Using an OVA Image
The purpose of this guide is to walk through the process of installing and configuring Access Gateway instance using an OVA image.
Access Gateway must be resolvable via DNS and is required to have a hostname assigned in DNS.
Static IP Address - Access Gateway requires a static IP address and does not leverage DHCP.
DNS Server and DNS Hostname (FQDNA fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is the complete domain name for a specific computer, or host, on the internet.) - Access Gateway must be resolvable via a DNS solution that end usersIn Okta literature, we generally refer to "end users" as the people who have their own Okta home page (My Applications), using apps to authenticate into all of their apps. End users do not have any administrative control. When we refer to "users" we are generally referring to the individual(s) who have administrative control. leverage. If end users will be originating from the internet, the Access Gateway solution must be publicly resolvable. It is recommended that split DNS be leveraged so that internal users connect to an internal IP address and external users connect to a public IP address.
All applications integrated with the Access Gateway will be served on the domainA domain is an attribute of an Okta organization. Okta uses a fully-qualified domain name, meaning it always includes the top-level domain (.com, .eu, etc.), but does not include the protocol (https). that constitutes the FQDN.
Okta Access Manager Virtual Appliance can be installed to:
For detailed instructions please see individual installation guides.
Anti-virus and Anti-spyware Verification
Note: Okta takes security seriously, the OVA file has been verified through a custom scan before delivery.
See Okta Access Gateway Supported Technologies for a complete list of all supported technologies and versions.
To setup using VMWare Workstation Player: see the VMWare section in Install Access Gateway To VMWare/EXSi .
To setup using VMWare ESXi/vSphere: see the ESXi/vSphere section in Install Access Gateway To VMWare/EXSi.
To setup using Oracle Virtual Box: see Setup Access Gateway using Oracle VirtualBox
To setup using Amazon Web Services: see Setup Access Gateway using Amazon Web Services
After Okta Access Gateway has been installed there are a number of common post installation tasks that should be performed.
- Determine the IP Address of the Okta Access Gateway virtual application.
- Configure admin /etc/hosts entry
- Initialize the Command Line console
- Reset Passwords
- Initialize Access Gateway Admin UI Console
- Configure DNS
- Add Applications
- See Okta Access Gateway Post Installation for a complete task list.
- See Access Gateway Command Line Management Console Reference for a complete list of management console commands.
- See Access Gateway Admin UI Console Overview for an overview of the Access Gateway UI console.