Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials


Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials
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  • A complete administration companion guiding you through the complexity of providing secure remote access using the Citrix Access Gateway 5 virtual appliance
  • Establish secure access using ICA-Proxy to your Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop hosted environments
  • Use SmartAccess technology to evaluate end users’ devices before they connect to your protected network
  • Provide a comprehensive solution to secure remote access by implementing Appliance Failover, taking care of your high availability needs

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 234 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2013
ISBN : 1849688222
ISBN 13 : 9781849688222
Author(s) : Andrew Mallett
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Virtualization and Cloud, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Getting Started with the Citrix Access Gateway Product Family
Chapter 2: Licensing the Citrix Access Gateway
Chapter 3: The Citrix Access Gateway Initial Setup
Chapter 4: Configuring a Basic Logon Point for XenApp/XenDesktop
Chapter 5: Creating Authentication Profiles
Chapter 6: Beyond the Basics
Chapter 7: Address Pools
Chapter 8: Device Profiles and Endpoint Analysis
Chapter 9: Defining Network Resources
Chapter 10: SmartAccess Logon Points
Chapter 11: Linking It All Together with SmartGroups
Chapter 12: Connecting to SmartAccess Logon Points
Chapter 13: Monitoring the Citrix Access Gateway
Chapter 14: Command Line Management of the Citrix Access Gateway
Index
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with the Citrix Access Gateway Product Family
    • Security and Remote Access Solutions addressed by Citrix Access Gateway
    • Citrix Access Gateway hardware
      • NetScaler Model 2010 Appliance
      • NetScaler Model MPX 5500 Appliance
    • Citrix Access Gateway versions
      • Access Gateway Milestones
      • Access Gateway 10
      • Access Gateway 9.3 Enterprise Edition
      • Access Gateway 9.2 Enterprise Edition
      • Access Gateway 5.x
    • Citrix Access Gateway VPX Edition
    • Designing a secure Remote Access solution
      • Availability
      • Using ICA Proxy to access XenApp/XenDesktop
        • Ensuring there is no path for a single protocol to traverse the DMZ
        • Resolving remote access issues using Citrix Access Gateway
        • If you need access to other resources, we have full VPN connections
        • Authentication
        • PKI Certificates
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Licensing the Citrix Access Gateway
      • Overview of licensing CAG
        • License Grace Period
        • Platform License
        • Universal License
        • Concurrent connections
        • Citrix Access Gateway Express
      • License Server options
      • Obtaining licenses
      • Deploying Microsoft Windows Server and VPX License Server
        • Installing License Server 11.10
        • Importing License Server VPX into Citrix XenServer
      • Importing licenses and management
      • License Server Administration
        • Securing the dashboard
        • Securing License Server with HTTPS
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: The Citrix Access Gateway Initial Setup
        • Understanding the network architecture
        • Downloading the virtual appliance from Citrix
        • Importing the Citrix Access Gateway into VMware
          • Importing the Citrix Access Gateway into XenServer
        • Initiating the Access Gateway setup from the command line
        • Completing the initial configuration from the web portal
          • Setting the admin password
          • Add a static route to a private network
          • Licensing the Citrix Access Gateway
        • Adding SSL certificates
        • Monitoring the Citrix Access Gateway
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Configuring a Basic Logon Point for XenApp/XenDesktop
          • Identifying the need for using CAG as a remote access solution
          • Configuring a Citrix Web Interface site for use with the Citrix Access Gateway
            • Web Interface placement
            • Configuring a website for remote users
            • Changing the Secure Access method
          • Configuring an Access Gateway basic logon point
            • Logon point
            • XenApp and or XenDesktop access controls
            • Secure Ticket Authority
          • Accessing XenApp Server farms securely with the Citrix Access Gateway
          • Extending the basic logon point to access other internal web-based resources
            • Keeping your users happy
          • Auditing access to the Citrix Access Gateway
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Creating Authentication Profiles
            • Authentication profiles
            • Creating a RADIUS authentication profile
              • Configuring Gemalto Protiva
              • Configuring SafeWord
            • Creating RSA SecurID authentication profiles
            • Creating LDAP authentication profiles in Microsoft's Active Directory
            • Authentication using the Active Directory sAMAccountName
            • Authenticating using the Active Directory userPrincipalName
              • Tracking user access
            • Creating LDAP authentication profiles in Novell's eDirectory Directory
            • Creating LDAP authentication profiles to Linux openLDAP
            • Customizing the Citrix Access Gateway logon page
            • Allowing users to change passwords on the logon page
            • Implementing two-factor authentication on the Citrix Access Gateway
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Beyond the Basics
              • Adding universal licenses
              • Citrix Access Gateway plug-in installation
                • Obtaining the plug-in
                • Installing the plug-in
                • Configuring the plug-in properties
              • Integrating the Access Gateway plug-in with the Citrix Receiver
              • Distributing the Access Gateway plug-in with the Citrix Merchandising Server
                • Configuring deliveries with the Merchandising Server
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Address Pools
                • Creating address pools
                  • Before we connect with the plug-in
                  • Ping after the VPN is created with the plug-in
                  • Accessing the welcome page on the web server
                  • Smart logon points use universal licenses
                • System Administration Options
                  • Networking
                  • Appliance failover
                  • Name service providers
                  • Static routes
                  • Address pools
                  • Deployment mode
                  • Password
                  • Date and time
                  • Licensing
                  • Logging
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Device Profiles and Endpoint Analysis
                  • Device profiles
                    • File
                    • Process
                    • Registry
                    • Operating System
                    • Ports
                    • Building an effective scan expression
                  • Installing the endpoint analysis plug-in
                  • Control Access to network using device profiles
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Defining Network Resources
                    • Network resources
                      • Network lists
                      • General Properties
                      • Protocols and port ranges
                    • Introducing the Citrix Branch Repeater
                      • Citrix Branch Repeater products
                    • Summary
                      • Chapter 11: Linking It All Together with SmartGroups
                        • Defining SmartGroups
                          • General Information
                          • Home Page
                          • Group Criteria
                            • Logon Points
                            • Device Profiles
                            • Group Membership
                          • Group Settings
                            • Network Resources
                            • Address Pools
                            • Advanced Properties
                        • Defining SmartGroup priority
                        • Summary
                          • Chapter 13: Monitoring the Citrix Access Gateway
                            • Accessing and interpreting logfiles
                              • System Information
                              • Running Information
                              • Active Sessions
                              • Configuration and Warnings
                              • Audit Log
                              • Info Log
                              • EPA Log
                              • Debug Log
                            • Logfile settings and log transfer
                            • Creating configuration snapshots and importing firmware updates
                            • Implementing appliance failover
                              • Configuring the master device
                              • Configuring the slave device
                            • Summary

                              Andrew Mallett

                              Andrew Mallett has worked in the field of IT for more years than he cares to mention, well since 1986, and he has been working with Citrix technologies since Metaframe 1.8 in 1999. Not only does he possess Citrix skills and the relevant certification, he is able to teach Linux, Citrix, Novell, and Microsoft official courses, and supports many of these products. Andrew currently works as a freelance instructor and author in the UK, and teaching Citrix and Linux throughout Europe. You can follow his exploits on Twitter (@theurbanpenguin) and review his video tutorials on his website located at http://www.theurbanpenguin.com. If you prefer Facebook, then you have http://www.facebook.com/Theurbanpenguin. Andrew has previously authored the Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials, Packt Publishing and has worked as a technical reviewer for the book Instant Citrix Security How-to, Packt Publishing.
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                              What you will learn from this book

                              • Install and configure the Citrix License Server 11.10 into your environment, either the software version or the virtual appliance
                              • Import the VPX edition of the Citrix Access Gateway and complete the initial configuration from the command line express setup
                              • Configure ICA-Proxy access to your XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructure using basic login points
                              • Investigate different mechanisms for deploying the Access Gateway plugins to you user devices including the Citrix Merchandising Server
                              • Build up the elements to create full VPN access to your internal network whilst maintaining adequate protection from rogue devices using end point analysis implemented using device profiles referenced in SmartGroups
                              • Publish network resources to be made available to the VPN clients based upon the results of their end point analysis
                              • Use SmartAccess login points to access the VPN and view remediation messages should we not meet the security requirements of the network
                              • Monitor the Access Gateway and provide a mechanism to maintain the log files on a remote host
                              • Manage the high availability of the Access Gateway by implementing appliance failover, two gateways acting as one each monitoring the availability the failover partner
                              • Access the gateway command line management using SSH

                              In Detail

                              The Citrix Access Gateway can provide full VPN access to you network or simple ICA proxy and we will show you how. No matter how new you are to Citrix or how long you have used Citrix for, we are going learn how to extend the use of Citrix products beyond the confines of your corporate network.

                              Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials takes you through the complete process of configuring the appliance. Providing easy to follow guides that you will be able to follow as a seasoned Citrix professional or newbie, we will see you through to the full and complete deployment of the appliance.

                              Once we have established the license infrastructure we quickly begin on the Access Gateway itself. This runs as a virtual machine so we must import and configure the device. This shouldn’t take us too long and we are ready then to open the web console to see what awaits us in its Adobe Flash driven administration heaven. Our time is going to be well spent here and also, we will spend a long time here so we need to make sure that we are comfortable for the journey that will see us create basic and smartaccess login points; that is, complete access to our networks based on the needs of the user and their role. Not happy with this, we ensure that our work is not destroyed with power outages and we provide appliance failover to ensure the system keeps running. We do not short change you so you will not short change your customers.

                              Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials will become your bible that is always at hand for the  management of your Citrix Access Gateway. This book is detailed and complete to ensure that you have a single reference to the administration of your Gateway Appliance.

                              Approach

                              This book is written in an easy-to-read style, with a strong emphasis on real-world, practical examples. Step-by-step explanations are provided for performing important tasks.

                              Who this book is for

                              If you an administrator or IT professional looking  for basic knowledge of Citrix products such as XenApp (or its predecessor: Presentation Server), or XenDesktop and remote access solution, then this is the best guide for you. This will help you with the basic premise of why we need to implement the ICA Proxy for remote access. You may then note the benefits of full VPN access, but no prior experience with Virtual Private Networks is required as we step you through this, although basic networking and routing experience would not go awry here.

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