Citrix ADC – Create your own AAA session management framework using AppExpert

Citrix ADC has had a feature called AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting) for many years now. It's purpose is the secure load balanced websites. Providing load balancing for webservers ( think IIS for on-prem sharepoint, outlook web access, or internally built web apps, think apache web servers, nginx, etc for larger cloud hosted or other … Continue reading Citrix ADC – Create your own AAA session management framework using AppExpert

Citrix ADC is restricted by not having scripting functionality? WRONG!

I had a customer tell me recently that their existing ADC could not be replaced with Citrix ADC, as there were complex custom rules for which the Citrix ADC couldn't match. In my mind I heard the words "Challenge Accepted". 🙂 The use case was to serve back a bespoke error page when a load … Continue reading Citrix ADC is restricted by not having scripting functionality? WRONG!

Hackers love your vulnerable websites!

There is a saying or clichĂ© commonly shared among technical security teams: it’s not a case of IF you’ll get attacked, its WHEN. I decided to test this theory with what’s called a “honeypot”. This is a program, site or piece of code deployed with the deliberate intention of it being hit by the bad … Continue reading Hackers love your vulnerable websites!

Citrix Workspace with on-premises Citrix Gateway as Idp

Citrix Workspace customers can now use their on-premises Citrix Gateway as their Idp. Why would customers use an on-premises Citrix Gateway as Idp? Lots of customers I speak to have already made an investment in on-premises Citrix ADC or Citrix Gateway, so it makes sense for them to want to utilise this investment. Recently, Citrix … Continue reading Citrix Workspace with on-premises Citrix Gateway as Idp

Add SSL certificates to Citrix ADC 13.0 – Part 1

Part 1 - Generating Private Keys and Certificate Signing Requests (CSR). I recently had to do this in my home lab after rebuilding my Citrix ADC. This is a simple, straight forward walk through to assist anyone doing the same. 1. Generate a Private Key First thing's first - in order to generate a Certificate … Continue reading Add SSL certificates to Citrix ADC 13.0 – Part 1

Add SSL certificates to Citrix ADC 13.0 – Part 2

Part 2 - Installing an SSL certificate on Citrix ADC. In Part 1, we generated the "Private Key" and the CSR. Hopefully you have activated and downloaded the SSL Certificate from your CA by now and we can continue to install the SSL Certificates on the ADC. First we need to upload the issued certificate … Continue reading Add SSL certificates to Citrix ADC 13.0 – Part 2