Citrix ADC

Authentication profiles

When you want the same authentication settings to be used by multiple traffic management virtual servers, you can create an authentication profile which specifies the authentication virtual server, the authentication host, the authentication domain, and the authentication level.

This authentication profile can be associated with the relevant traffic management virtual servers.

Configure an authentication profile

Configure an authentication profile by using the CLI

  • Create the authentication profile and set the required parameters.

    For example, to create a profile with an authentication virtual server named “authVS”.

     add authentication authnProfile authProfile1 -authnVsName authVS -authenticationHost authnVS.example.com -authenticationDomain example.com -authenticationLevel
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Note:

The authentication weight or level depends on the virtual server to which the traffic is bound. A session that is created by authenticating against the traffic management virtual server at a given level cannot be used to access the traffic management virtual server at a higher level.

  • Bind the authentication profile to the relevant traffic management virtual servers.

    For example, to bind authProfile1 to a load balancing virtual server named “vserver1”.

     set lb vserver vserver1 -authnProfile authProfile1
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Configure an authentication profile by using the GUI

In the Configuration tab, navigate to Security > AAA - Application Traffic > Authentication Profile, and configure the authentication profile as required.

Note:

  • You can create an authentication profile by using the Citrix Gateway wizard as well. The profile contains all the settings for the authentication policy. You configure the profile when you create the authentication policy.

  • With the Citrix Gateway wizard, you can use the chosen authentication type to configure authentication. If you want to configure other authentication policies after running the wizard, you can use the configuration utility. For more information about the Citrix Gateway wizard, see Configuring Settings by Using the Citrix Gateway Wizard].

Authentication profiles