Add admin entry to hosts file

To initially access Access Gateway, you must add an admin entry to your local hosts file. Your operating system determines the location of this file:

Operating System File



Windows C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Add an entry to your hosts file that has the following format:

<ip_of_instance> admin

You can determine the IP address of the Access Gateway by following the steps in Show running configuration.

For example, if your gateway's IP address is, you'd add the entry: admin # Okta Access Gateway admin entry

After you add the admin entry, you should be able to access the Access Gateway Admin UI console by opening https://admin in your local browser.

You only need the admin entry in the hosts file for the initial setup and configuration of Access Gateway. When that's complete, you can remove the entry.