Configure Admin /etc/hosts entry

To initially access Access Gateway, you must add admin and gw-admin entries to your local /etc/hosts file.

Under OSX/Linux this file can be found in /etc/hosts.
Under Windows the file can be found in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.

These entries have the format:

[IP address of instance] admin[IP address of instance] gw-admin[.yourdomain.tld]

For example:
# . . . # Example IP address of Okta Access Gateway 192.168.32.129 admin 192.168.32.129 gw-admin.mysite.mycompany.com

After being configured, the Access Gateway Admin UI console should be reachable using https://admin from a local browser.

These two entries are used for development purposes only. In production environments the admin entry would be removed after the Access Gateway Admin UI console has been initialized. Additionally, the gw-admin entry would normally be entered into DNS. See About Access Gateway DNS use.