OARnet Gateway

The OARnet Gateway is an online resource for OARnet clients. Authorized users and editors can view bandwidth statistics and manage client contacts (per OARnet policy). Bandwidth statistics are available to OARnet clients with Internet, Internet2 and OnNet subscriptions.



Registration is required to access the Gateway. Client users can request access by going to gateway.oar.net and clicking “register here.” Requests are verified by our Service Desk with your Administrative Contact.

By default, the first two authorized users from your organization are automatically given edit access for managing contacts, called Gateway Editors. This is a way to ensure there is always an editor to manage contacts per the OARnet Contact Policy. However, organizations can manage their Gateway Editors in the Gateway, and have unlimited editors if they choose. Additional users are not automatically editors because you may have many users but only want specific ones to manage your contacts.

If the Service Desk gets a request by a user to become a Gateway Editor, a Service Desk representative will check with your organization’s Administrative Contact before granting edit access.

Access Removal

Your organization’s Gateway Editors can remove users or you can contact the Service Desk. The Service Desk will verify requests with your Administrative Contact. Once a user is removed they can no longer login.


Registered users who have forgotten their passwords can go to gateway.oar.net, click reset password. You will receive an email to reset your password.

IP Address Requirements

An OARnet IP address space is required to access the Gateway. If you are a client without OARnet IP address space, please submit your IP Ranges to the Service Desk. Once your IP Ranges have been added to our system, you will be notified and then you will be able to register at gateway.oar.net.


Please go to the Statistics page to learn more.

Listed Contacts

Please view the OARnet Contact Policy and listed contact roles. Required roles cannot be removed, only edited. Your Administrative contact oversees your Gateway authorization and organization’s overall compliance of the Contact Policy. However, they do not need to be a Gateway Editor.


Gateway Users: Authorized individuals who have registered for an account on the Gateway. Those individuals have a user name and password and can view the resources on Gateway.

Gateway Editors: Registered users who have edit access to manage your organization's contacts.
Gateway Editors can make other users editors and remove users. By default, the first two users at an organization are automatically Gateway Editors. This can be changed at any time by your Gateway Editors or OARnet staff.

Listed Contacts: Individuals who can be assigned to defined contact roles OARnet uses to communicate with your organization, per the OARnet Contact Policy. Be sure to read the Contact Policy and Role Definitions, which outlines the requirements.

A Gateway Editor is not the same as the Administrative Contact. While an individual has the ability to be both, they are two separate functions. A Gateway Editor means a registered user has edit access on the Gateway. While the Administrative Contact fulfills duties outlined in the OARnet Contact Policy & Role Definitions.