Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization

Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization
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Table of Contents
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  • Perform UAG extension magic with high level tips and tricks only few have had knowledge of – until now!
  • Get to grips with UAG customization for endpoint detection, client components, look and feel, and much more in this book and e-book
  • An advanced, hands on guide with customization tips and code samples for extending UAG

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 186 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : February 2012
ISBN : 184968538X
ISBN 13 : 9781849685382
Author(s) : Erez Ben-Ari, Rainier Amara
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise, Microsoft

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Customization Building Blocks
Chapter 2: Customizing UAG's Look and Feel
Chapter 3: Customizing Endpoint Detection and Policies
Chapter 4: The Application Wrapper and SRA
Chapter 5: Creating Custom Application Templates
Chapter 6: Custom Certificate Authentication
Chapter 7: Custom Authentication Repositories
Chapter 8: Extending the Login Process with Customization
Chapter 9: Customizing Endpoint Components
Chapter 10: Additional Customizations
  • Chapter 1: Customization Building Blocks
    • Introduction to UAG and how it works
    • The UAG detection, login, and authentication flow
      • Fetching pages from applications
      • Single Sign On
      • Host Address Translation (HAT)
    • Customization and supportability
    • The CustomUpdate mechanism
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, and ASP.NET
    • Other web technologies
    • Reading, editing, and debugging ASP code
    • A word about security
    • Further reading
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Customizing UAG's Look and Feel
      • Honey, I wouldn't change a thing!
      • The UI pages
      • Customizing the login and admin pages
      • Customizing the portal
      • Portal application icons
      • Changing texts
        • Adding a user interface language
        • Another tip for text changing
      • Portal selection for clients
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Customizing Endpoint Detection and Policies
        • How does endpoint detection work?
        • Things you can do with custom detection scripts
        • Creating and placing a custom detection script
          • Custom detection script tips
        • Integrating custom detection with endpoint policies
        • Troubleshooting and debugging detection scripts
        • Endpoint detection in the real world
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: The Application Wrapper and SRA
          • What content alteration can do for you
          • The Application Wrapper and SRA configuration files
          • How the AppWrap and SRA engines work
          • Having your own way
          • AppWrap syntax
            • More fun with AppWrap
          • SRA syntax
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Creating Custom Application Templates
            • Building SSL-VPN templates
            • Creating your own templates
            • Template customizations and enhancements
            • More parameters used in the template
              • WizardDefault
              • SSL-VPN specific settings and configuration
              • Tying in to the SSL-VPN template list
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Custom Certificate Authentication
              • Certificate authentication concepts and terminologies
              • UAG and certificate authentication
              • Understanding the pieces of cert authentication for UAG
                • Certificate authentication with KCD
              • Troubleshooting certificate authentication
              • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Extending the Login Process with Customization
                  • The UAG authentication flow
                  • Creating a Post Post Validate file
                  • Integrating your own code and interacting with UAG's COM object
                  • Putting data into the session
                  • Adding parameters
                  • Sending data to the backend server
                  • More ideas
                  • Summary
                    • Chapter 10: Additional Customizations
                      • Customizations to the UAG console
                      • Remote management and monitoring of UAG
                        • Remote management software
                        • Monitoring UAG health by SIEM software or a load balancer
                      • Additional files you can customize
                      • Extending File Access with DFS shares
                      • Skipping cookie signing
                      • Custom logouts
                      • Summary

                      Erez Ben-Ari

                      Erez Ben-Ari is a long time Technologist and Journalist, and has worked in the Information Technology industry since 1991. During his career, Erez has provided security consulting and analysis services for some of the leading companies and organizations in the world, including Intel, IBM, Amdocs, CA, HP, NDS, Sun Microsystems, Oracle and many others. His work has gained national fame in Israel, and he has been featured in the press regularly. Having joined Microsoft in 2000, Erez worked for many years in Microsoft’s Development Center in Israel, where Microsoft’s ISA Server was developed. Being a part of the release of ISA 2000, ISA 2004 and ISA 2006, Erez held several roles, including Operation engineering, Software testing, Web-based software design and testing automation design. Now living in the United States, Erez still works for Microsoft, currently as a senior support escalation engineer for UAG.

                      As a journalist, Erez has been writing since 1995, and has written for some of the leading publications in Israel and in the United States. He has been a member of the Israeli National Press Office since 2001, and his personal blogs are read by thousands of visitors per month.Erez has also written, produced and edited content for TV and Radio, working for Israel’s TV Channel 2, Ana-Ney communications, Radio Haifa and other venues.

                      Erez is also the author of the hugely successful titles “Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook” and “Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization”, also by Packt Publishing. Both titles have received all 5-star reviews on Amazon and are considered to be the most comprehensive guides to UAG in existence.

                      Rainier Amara

                      Rainier Amara is a confirmed IT professional with more than 15 years specialist experience in the field of Internet security and remote access. From a young age Rainier was already renowned for his inquisitive nature and attraction to all things electronic, and by the age of 8 he had already embarked on journey that would feed his passion for IT. It was in his early teens that he received his first personal computer, but his professional career took off at the age of 18, when he served in the French National Army as a communications engineer. From there Rainier has travelled the world in various roles and has not looked back since. Rainier now works in the Microsoft EDGE security team as a support escalation engineer, where he is responsible for providing customers and partners with the highest levels of expertise and advisory services on Forefront UAG and DirectAccess. Outside of work Rainier spends as much time as he can with his wife and three children doing lots of crazy and wonderful things, and when not being a dad he enjoys downhill mountain biking in the French alps. Who knows what the future holds….
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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Get to grips with customizing the look-and-feel of the log in and portal pages
                      • Configure UAG for custom authentication, including certificate authentication
                      • Create custom endpoint detection and policies based on your own scripts
                      • Take advantage of adjusting content on-the-fly to address application compatibility issues
                      • Understand how to inject functionality into the log in process
                      • Go further by performing various text, language, theme and image customizations
                      • Soak up the knowledge of UAG experts to utilize extension and customization secrets

                      In Detail

                      While UAG is built to integrate with many environments and publish dozens of application types, many organizations require a certain level of customization to meet their needs.

                      With this book in hand, you will be equipped to deal with these types of customization scenarios, and you will be confident in using such workarounds without hassle and trial and error.

                      Written by some of the leading experts on UAG, “Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization” covers the most complex and challenging options for customizing UAG in a way that is friendly and easy to follow. It walks you through various customization tasks, including explanations and code samples, as well as creative ideas for troubleshooting your work.

                      Until now, only a few of the extensions to UAG’s services have been publicly available, and most were only known to a select few. Now, this can include you!

                      Throughout this book, you will tackle how to change the system’s look-and-feel, deal with advanced authentication schemes and write special functions that need to be executed as part of the client interaction.

                      With “Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization”, you too can learn how to customize various aspects of UAG’s functionality to enhance your organization or customers’ experience.


                      “Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization” is a hands-on guide with step-by-step instructions for enhancing the functionality of UAG through customization.
                      Each topic details one key aspect of functionality and the operative mechanism behind it, and suggests functionality that can be achieved with customization, along with helpful code samples.

                      Who this book is for

                      Whether you are a seasoned UAG consultant, deployment and support engineer or a UAG customer, this book is for you. Consultants will be able to enhance the services you can provide for UAG customization, while the book helps customers to achieve tasks that have been restricted to the realm of expert consultants until now.

                      You should have a strofng understanding of the regular functionality of UAG, as well as a solid background in web development (ASP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript) for this book to take you to the next level.

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