Users can connect to enterprise web applications by using either the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in or Citrix Receiver. Some web applications require the use of the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in to establish the full VPN tunnel in order to access applications in the secure network. If the enterprise web application requires a VPN connection, Receiver for Windows and Receiver for Mac can detect if the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in is running. If the plug-in is not running, Receiver can prompt the user with the option to start the plug-in.
If users connect with Receiver for iOS, you configure Secure Browse in NetScaler Gateway to allow VPN connections from these mobile devices. For more information about Secure Browse, see Allowing Access from Mobile Devices.
If users connect by using Receiver for Web and attempt to start an application that requires a VPN connection, the application does not start until users establish a VPN connection through NetScaler Gateway.
There are two steps for allowing connections to applications in the secure network through NetScaler Gateway:
To route user connections through NetScaler Gateway, you provide the following information:
Optionally, you can configure the following settings:
You can select the web applications that require remote user connections through NetScaler Gateway. When you configure an application in App Controller, you select a check box that identifies that the web application is hosted in the internal network. This adds the VPN keyword to the application and allows the connection request through NetScaler Gateway.