Authenticating and Securing User Access to Citrix ADC

by Jo Harder

This course will teach you how to securely control user access to Citrix ADC, focusing on SSO authentication including SAML. Plus, learn about other security features such as authorization, auditing, admin partitions, and Smart Control/SmartAccess.

What you'll learn

Enterprise users demand quick and easy access, but hackers are constantly trying to attack system resources. Citrix Application Delivery Controller is a robust solution that offers a myriad of features and options so that you can securely allow your users the access they need.

In this course, Securing User Access to Citrix ADC, you’ll learn the how to enable and control secure user access to Citrix ADC.

First, you’ll explore administrative access and general security.
Next, you’ll delve into the first A in AAA, i.e., Authentication, which includes single sign-on via SAML and other authentication options.
Further, we’ll explore Authorization and Auditing will be explored.
Finally, you’ll learn about SmartControl/Smart/Access features.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to make decisions related to secure user access via Citrix ADC, as well as implementation.

Course FAQ

What is Citrix ADC used for?

Citrix ADC is used to accelerate application performance, enhance application availibility with L4-7 load balancing, secure mission-critical apps from attacks, and lower server expenses.

What are some of the benefits of the Citrix delivery controller?

Some benefits of Citrix ADC are the flexibility, simplicity, and advanced economics of the controller.

What will I learn in this Citrix software course?

In this course, you will learn how to secure Citrix ADC from administrator perspective, Understand authentication options, Control authorization and auditing, and Enable SmartControl and SmartAccess. By the end of this course, you will understand Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing (AAA).

What is SSO authentication?

SSO authentication stands for: Single sign-on. This allows for a user to log in with a single ID and password.

What is SAML?

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties. Specifically, between an identity provider and service provider.

About the author

Jo Harder has been involved with virtualization technologies for nearly 20 years, since the days of WinFrame/MetaFrame and the infancy of hypervisors. She started her technical career at Citrix in 1999, where she became a Senior Architect. Her 11-year tenure included a combination of Citrix Consulting and Technical Readiness roles. Post Citrix, Jo has taken on positions focused on consulting services and hosting provider services, as well as the creation of technical materials for various audien... more

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