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.
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.
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 audiences. Starting in February 2015, she has been a Citrix Technology Professional awardee each year.
Course Overview Hi. My name is Jo Harder, and welcome to my course, Securing User Access to Citrix ADC. I've been working with Citrix technologies for over 20 years, and I'm a Citrix Technology Professional, a cloud architect, and a tech community contributor. This course will focus on enabling secure access for your remote users, which is a critical challenge for every IT environment. Enterprise users demand quick and easy access, but yet 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 that they need. Over the next 2 hours, we'll walk through many diagrams, screenshots, descriptions, and demos, and you'll gain a deep understanding of Citrix ADC security‑related capabilities. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include securing Citrix ADC from an administrative perspective, understanding authentication options, including single sign‑on and nFactor, controlling authorization and auditing, and enabling SmartControl and SmartAccess. By the end of this course, you'll understand AAA, that is authentication, authorization, and auditing. We'll spend the most time on authentication so that you'll have a high comfort level with SAML, LDAP, RADIUS, Kerberos, and other options. In addition, Citrix Gateway integration, as it relates to securing user access to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, formerly XenApp and XenDesktop, will be discussed at length. Before beginning this course, you should have a basic understanding of Citrix Application Delivery Controller, as presented in the Getting Started with Citrix ADC course. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about Citrix Application Delivery Controller remote access functionality in this course, Securing User Access to Citrix ADC, at Pluralsight.