Create the application in Access Gateway

During this task we will create the JD Edwards application, specify a certificate (if required) and then add the required redirect policy.

Topics:

Create application

To create the application in Access Gateway:

  1. Sign in to the Access Gateway Admin UI console.
  2. Click the Applications tab.

  3. Click +Add.

  4. From the Application menu, select Oracle JD Edwards Enterprise One, and click Create.

    Select JDEdwards and click Create

Configure the application

  1. In the Essentials pane enter:
    FieldValue
    LabelThe name of the application,
    For example: JD Edwards
    Public DomainThe external facing URL of the application.
    For example: https://jde-external.example.com
    Protected Web ResourceThe URL and port combination of the Oracle JD Edwards Implementation that is being protected.
    For example: http://jde-internal.example.com:7005 See Configure load balancing
    Post Login URL

    Enter an appropriate target URL.
    For example https://jde-external.example.com/jde/owhtml.

    Post Login URL may contain other elements specific to the implementation.

    GroupThe group containing users who can access the JD Edwards instance.

Configure load balancing

Available since Access Gateway version 2022.2.3

Okta recommends that whenever possible load balancers and Access Gateway as a load balancer be implemented.
See Load balancing.

  1. Expand the Protected Web Resource tab.
  2. Enable Load Balancing By Access Gateway.

    A table of hostnames and weights representing the target load balancing instances appears. This table is initially empty. Click edit to modify an entry in the table, or click delete to delete an entry.

  3. Choose either HTTP or HTTPS as the URL scheme. Each protected web resource that you add inherits this scheme.
  4. Optional. Enable and specify Host Header value.
  5. Complete the following steps to add a host, repeat as required:
    1. Click Add protected web resource.
    2. Enter a fully qualified hostname:port combination (for example, https://backendserver1.atko.com:7001).
    3. Enter a weight from 1 to 100. Enter 0 to specify that a host is disabled.

      Weights represent the percentage of requests that will be routed to this host.

      For example, two hosts of weights 2:1 would result in requests being routed ~66% to the host weighted 2 and ~33% to the host weighted 1.

    4. Click Okay.
  6. Optional. Configure health checks, which use GET operations to confirm that back-end resources are functional.

    New requests aren't routed to resources that have been labeled unhealthy by the health checks.

    1. Enable Load Balancer Health Check.
    2. Click Edit to modify health check settings.
    3. Modify settings as required.
      FieldValue

      Default

      PathURI to resource used in health check./
      MethodHTTP method used.Always GET
      Status codeHTTP status code used to determine health.200
      IntervalInterval between health checks in seconds.10
      Request timeoutHealth check request timeout in seconds.1
      Healthy thresholdNumber of successful requests before a host is considered healthy.3
      Unhealthy thresholdNumber of failed requests before a host is considered unhealthy.3
    4. Click Save to save changes or click Cancel to exit without saving.

Configure certificates

    While optional, Okta recommends that all applications include certificates.

    See About Access Gateway certificate use for general information about certificate, or Certificate management for a general task flow for obtaining and assigning certificates.

  1. Expand the Certificates tab.

    By default, when you create the application the system generates a self-signed wildcard certificate and assigns it to the app.

  2. Optional. Click Generate self-signed certificate. A self-signed certificate is created and automatically assigned to the application.

  3. Optional. Select an existing certificate from the list of provided certificates.

    Use the Search field to narrow the set of certificates by common name. Use the page forward (>) and backward (<) arrows to navigate through the list of available certificates.

  4. Click Next. The Attributes pane appears.

    For detailed information on the attribute options, see Application attributes .

  5. Confirm the IDP login attribute.

    By default the JD Edwards application template login field as the JDE_SSO_UID header. Change the value of the header field if required. Add additional header fields required by the application.

Configure policy

  1. Click Next. The Policies pane displays.

    See Advanced Access Gateway policy

  2. On the root policy row, click the Edit icon.
  3. Expand the Advanced sub-tab.
  4. In the Custom configuration tab, enter a proxy redirect for the target JD Edwards application.
    For example:
    proxy_redirect http://jde-app.domain.tld:7005 https://$host:$server_port;
  5. Click Not validated when complete.

    If all values are entered correctly, the Not Validated button will change to Validated.

  6. Click Okay.
  7. Click Done.