About application protected web resource

Protected web resources are available in Access Gateway version 2022.1.1 and later to support Access Gateway load balancing.
The Protected Web Resources page includes information on load balancing or back end protected web resources, load balancing health checks, host headers ,and more.

The Protected Web Resource oane with callouts for the main.

The Protected Web Resource pane includes:

Field Description


Load Balancing by Access Gateway Enables or disables load balancing.
When enabled, URL scheme, and configured protected web resources, can be entered, as well as other options.


Load Balancer Health Check Enables or disables load balancing health checks.
Use the Edit button to configure load balancer health checks.


URL scheme The URL scheme or protocol used to access back end protected resources. Supported schemes are HTTP and HTTPS.


Host Header
Host Header Value
Represents the value of the host header passed to the back end protected web resources.
When enabled the external fully qualified external name is used, for example noauth.atko.com.
When disabled a custom value may be entered.

Disabled application specific

Load Balancing Cookie Cookie value associated with each request sent to back end protected web resources.

Generate valued

Configured Protected Web Resources A set of back end protected web resources including weights.
Prefixed by URL scheme.
See Add Protected Web Resource.


Add Protected Web Resource

Click the Add Protected Web Resource to add a protected web resource.

The add protected web resource dialog with a hostname of noauth1.atko.com and weight of 1.

Field Description
Hostname Fully qualified host name of the protected web resource. Must be resolvable in DNS.

Associated weight. Value from 0-100. 0(Zero) is a special value meaning not in use.
Three protected web resources, all with weights 1, will be routed equal numbers of requests.

Two protected web resources, with weights 1 and 2 would route twice as many, or 66% of all requests, to the hostname weighted 2.

Health checks

Health checks are used to determine if a back end protected web resource can service requests.

The load balancer edit health check dialog showing default values.

Field Value


Path URI to resource used in health check. /
Method HTTP method used. Always GET
Status code HTTP status code used to determine health. 200
Interval Interval between health checks in seconds. 10
Request timeout Health check request timeout in seconds. 1
Healthy threshold Number of successful requests before a host is considered healthy. 3
Unhealthy threshold Number of failed requests before a host is considered unhealthy. 3

Protected web resources can be in one of three states:



Active Initial state, host entered and active but health unknown.
When health checks are disabled, protected web resources never leave this state.
Healthy Host is responding based on health check settings.
Unhealthy Host is not responding and will not be routed new requests.

Related topics

About Access Gateway load balancing

About load balancing health checks

Add Access Gateway load balancing to an existing application