Citrix ADC Version 12 as initial IdP for Office365

This article is about setting up SAML authentication for Office365 through the Citrix ADC (version 12). The Citrix ADC serves as IdP and Office365 as SP. So that you do not have to enter your user name a hundred times, this is prevented by an initial IdP (SSO).

Terminology

In short, the important upcoming terms explained.

SAML

SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) provides a common platform for web-based access to multiple, autonomous services without the need to reenter multiple credentials. Authentication takes place via an encrypted session cookie, transparent in the background. This session cookie, which is provided with an expiration date, is given to the user in the browser by an authentication service (Identity Provider – IdP) and can then subsequently use all connected services (Service Provider – SP) in the browser.

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WEM Administration Console – Part 4 (Administration & Monitoring)

In the fourth (and last) part of the series about the WEM Administration Console, I give you an insight into the menu items Administration & Monitoring.

Administration

These settings control administrative functions such as delegation, user statistics, and change logging.

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Workspace Environment Management Version 1811 is out now

The new Current Release of WEM is out now. It does not include many new features, but a lot of bug fixes.

What’s new

A Profile Management health status column is provided on the Administration > Agents > Statistics tab. As of this release, Workspace Environment Management supports performing automated status checks on your agent hosts to determine whether Profile Management is configured optimally. You can view the status in the column.

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WEM Administration Console – Part 3 (Active Directory Objects, Transformer Settings and Advanced Settings)

In the third part of the series about the WEM Administration Console, I give you an insight into the menu items Active Directory Objects, Transformer Settings and Advanced Settings.

Active Directory Objects

You use this Menu Item to specify the users, computers, groups and organizational units managed by Workspace Environment Management.

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What’s new in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1811

Delivery Groups: New Studio interface for creating machine restart schedules

In earlier releases, you used Studio to create a restart schedule for machines in a Delivery Group. To create multiple schedules, you used PowerShell cmdlets. Now, the updated Studio interface enables you to create and manage one or more restart schedules.

A schedule can affect either:

  • All of the machines in the group.
  • One or more (but not all) machines in the group. The machines are identified by a tag that you apply to the machine. This is called a tag restriction, because the tag restricts an action to only items (in this case, machines) that have the tag.
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