ReName and ReOrder ALL Citrix ADC objects

ReName and ReOrder ALL Citrix ADC objects
As you all might know it is still not possible to rename all Citrix ADC (NetScaler) objects via the rename option in the GUI or CLI. Within the Traffic Management or AppExpert menu it is possible to rename almost all objects, but as soon if you want to rename an SSL Profile or Citrix Gateway ...

Secure Citrix Gateway backdoor for end users!

Secure Citrix Gateway backdoor for end users!
Last month I was assisting one of my customers with migrating their gateways to a new SDX instance. This customer makes use of 2 gateways. One regular gateway to get access to a Citrix desktop by providing username, password and tokencode. The other gateway does exact the same thing but different. On a regularly basis ...

Secure your NetScaler GSLB configuration

Secure your NetScaler GSLB configuration
Recently I was working on a couple of NetScaler Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) configurations. One of these customers put NetScaler on the edge of the network. Although I always recommend to put NetScaler behind a firewall, this customer had a good reason to not follow my advise, simply because the workload is to heavy ...

XenMobile Apps All the Way from the Cloud!

XenMobile Apps All the Way from the Cloud!
XenMobile Public Apps Citrix recently released the public App Store apps for iOS and Android. Those public apps will be the new way to distribute the XenMobile apps. Citrix already wrote some good documentation on this change: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/xenmobile-apps/10/about-secure-apps/secure-apps-delivery-administration.html Keep in mind that it is still supported to wrap any application via a macOS device. This method ...

Block default iOS apps via Citrix XenMobile 2

Block default iOS apps via Citrix XenMobile
As of iOS 9.0 Apple allows you to disable their native apps on your devices. From a administator perspective this means that you can disable any native or non-native application that is download from the App Store. To disable those apps on a device you need to connect this device via Apple Configurator or Apple DEP to ...

Use Azure AD as IdP for Citrix NetScaler (FAS) 4

Use Azure AD as IdP for Citrix NetScaler (FAS)
Since Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.9 the Federated Authentication Service (FAS) is available. Citrix FAS allows a user to login via SAML instead of basic LDAP. This can be any SAML IdP like Google, Okta, Imprivata or Windows Azure Active Directory. In this blogpost i’ll show you how to configure Azure Active Directory for Citrix FAS. Citrix provided ...

Citrix Synergy 2016 – Product Updates 1

Citrix Synergy 2016 - Product Updates
Last week I attended Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas. Prior to the start of Citrix Synergy we had the regular Citrix CTP meetings were we as Citrix Technology Professionals get the latest updates by several Citrix Product Managers. Two days packed with interesting content and excellent discussions. More info on the Citrix CTP program: https://www.antonvanpelt.com/wow-im-a-citrix-ctp/ Citrix Synergy ...

EMM Smackdown – 2016 Update!

EMM Smackdown - 2016 Update!
As you all know we at PQR, together with the community wrote several white papers better know as a smackdown. Those white papers need to be updated to get a actual view of what is going on in each market. The latest version of the EMM smackdown can be found here: http://www.pqr.com/download/enterprise-mobility-management-smackdown Recently the UEM smackdown got ...

Zero Touch Installation iOS through XenMobile 2

Zero Touch Installation iOS through XenMobile
Last year I published a blogpost on how to deploy Apple iOS devices via Apple Configurator to create a lite touch device enrollment: https://www.antonvanpelt.com/lite-touch-installation-ios-through-xenmobile/ In this blogpost I want to show you how you can use the Apple Device Enrollment Program and via the Volume Purchase Program to offer a zero touch enrollment. I recently showed this ...

Make your NetScaler SSL VIPs more secure (Updated) 59

Make your NetScaler SSL VIPs more secure (Updated)
Updated: 2-23-2016 A couple of months ago I released this blogpost:https://www.antonvanpelt.com/make-netscaler-ssl-vips-secure This blogpost is still valid however, last week Citrix released NetScaler 10.5 57.7. This firmware release contains various improvements on SSL security. Lets see what has been improved….   Default Security First lets try to run a SSL server test on a default SSL based ...
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