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 ...

Use Azure AD as IdP for Citrix NetScaler (FAS) 3

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 ...

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 ...

Citrix Summit 2016 – Product Updates 3

Citrix Summit 2016 - Product Updates
This week at Citrix Summit in Las Vegas a lot of product updates and portofolio changes were announced. In this blogpost i’ll try to summarize these updates and changes. Citrix Acquires Comtrade’s SCOM Management Packs IP Citrix has Acquired the Citrix-specific management pack (MP) technology from Comtrade. Those management packs are add-on packs Microsoft System Center Operations ...

NetScaler Gateway = RD Gateway 5

NetScaler Gateway = RD Gateway
3 months ago I was involved in a project were a customer needs to give access to external people that are not part of the corporate Active Directory domain. So they build a small domain in the DMZ and placed a RDSH server in the DMZ to give access to these people. Another requirement was two-factor ...

Quick Win: Get XenMobile High Available

Quick Win: Get XenMobile High Available
baca This blogpost is based on a article that i wrote for the Citrix User Group Community:  https://www.mycugc.org/blog/xenmobile-clustering Before XenMobile 10 Mobile Device Management software was installed on a Windows Server. Mobile Application Management software was based on a Linux appliance also called the App Controller. Since XenMobile 10 there is no separate software for Mobile ...

Easy NetScaler Gateway 11 Portal Customization 28

Easy NetScaler Gateway 11 Portal Customization
This week Citrix released the new NetScaler 11 firmware. This firmware contains a lot of new features and improvements. One of these new features is “Portal Customization”. We all run into this in the passed, how do I change the boring DEFAULT blue/black or with NetScaler 10.x the GreenBubble theme? How do I change the Password 2 ...

Citrix mid-2015 Product Updates

Citrix mid-2015 Product Updates
This week Citrix released a lot of product updates. These updates were all anounced during Citrix Synergy 2015 in Orlando. This blogpost will give you a short overview on the updated products. NetScaler ADC 11 Key features: Unified Gateway, Admin Partitions, Portal Customization and EULA, Media classification support, Support for TLS protocol version 1.1 and 1.2, Call Home for ...

WOW! I’m a Citrix CTP Awardee! 2

WOW! I'm a Citrix CTP Awardee!
Last week I got a very surprising email with the following title: Congratulations on receiving the Citrix Technology Professional Award! Wait,    What??    Awesome!! CTP Program, what is it? The CTP Program recognizes the contributions of individuals who have invested a significant amount of time and resources to become experts in Citrix products and solutions. The ...
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