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Citrix XenDesktop Cookbook-Third Edition

By : Gaspare Silvestri
Book Image

Citrix XenDesktop Cookbook-Third Edition

By: Gaspare Silvestri

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Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Citrix XenDesktop Cookbook Third Edition
About the Author
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Implementing strong authentication for XenDesktop® 7 – RADIUS platform

An alternative method to the smart card authentication is the two-factor authentication. This strong authentication type forces the user to connect to the assigned resources using the password and a second authentication key. In this recipe, we're going to discuss the configuration of the RADIUS (acronym of Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) authentication with the NetScaler Gateway, a strong authentication type based on the combination of a username, a password, and a pre-shared key, which can be delivered in the form of a static key or as a One Time Password (OTP).

Getting ready

In order to implement the earlier discussed strong authentication method, you have to install a RADIUS server. This task can be accomplished using the Microsoft RADIUS role (NPSNetwork Policy Server) or by installing a Linux-based authentication server, such as FreeRADIUS.


In this recipe, we will use the Windows version of the...