Identity and access management
Identity and Access Management defines the identity providers and accounts used for administrators of and subscribers to Citrix Cloud and its offerings.
By default, Citrix Cloud uses the Citrix Identity provider to manage the identity information for all users in your Citrix Cloud account. You can change this to use on-premises Active Directory, Active Directory plus token, or Azure Active Directory.
Administrators use their identity to access Citrix Cloud, perform management activities, and install the Citrix Cloud Connector.
A Citrix identity mechanism provides authentication for administrators using an email address and password. Administrators can also use their My Citrix credentials to sign in to Citrix Cloud.
Add new administrators
During the account onboarding process, an initial administrator is created. The administrator can then invite other administrators to join Citrix Cloud. These new administrators can use their existing Citrix account credentials or set up a new account if needed. You can also fine-tune the access permissions of the administrators you invite. This allows you to define access that’s aligned with the administrator’s role in your organization.
To invite other administrators and fine-tune their access to Citrix Cloud, see Add administrators to a Citrix Cloud account.
Reset your password
If you forget or want to reset your password, click Forgot your username or password? on the Citrix Cloud sign in page. After you enter your email address or username to find your account, Citrix sends you an email with a link to reset your password.
Tip: Add email@example.com to your email whitelist to ensure the email doesn’t land in your spam or trash folders.
You can remove administrators from your Citrix Cloud account on the Administrator tab. When you remove an administrator, they can no longer sign in to Citrix Cloud.
If an administrator is logged in when you remove the account, the administrator will stay active for a maximum of one minute. Afterward, access to Citrix Cloud is denied.
- If there’s only one administrator in the account, you can’t remove that administrator. Citrix Cloud requires at least one administrator for each customer account.
- Citrix Cloud Connectors are not linked to administrator accounts. So, Cloud Connectors will continue operating even if you remove the administrator who installed it.
A subscriber’s identity defines the services to which they have access in Citrix Cloud. This identity comes from Active Directory domain accounts provided from the domains within the resource location. Assigning a subscriber to a Library offering authorizes the subscriber to access that offering.
Administrators can control which domains are used to provide these identities on the Domains tab. If you plan to use domains from multiple forests, install at least two Cloud Connectors in each forest. Citrix recommends at least two Cloud Connectors to maintain a high availability environment.
- Disabling domains prevents new identities only from being selected. It does not prevent subscribers from using identities that are already allocated.
- Each Cloud Connector can enumerate and use all the domains from the single forest in which it is installed.
Manage subscriber usage
You can add subscribers to offerings using individual accounts or Active Directory groups. Using Active Directory groups does not require management through Citrix Cloud after you assign the group to an offering.
When an administrator removes an individual subscriber or group of subscribers from an offering, those subscribers can no longer access the service. For more information about removing subscribers from specific services, refer to the service’s documentation on the Citrix Product Documentation web site.
Primary resource locations
A primary resource location is a resource location that you designate as “most preferred” for communications between your domain and Citrix Cloud. The resource location you select as “primary” should have Cloud Connectors that have the best performance and connectivity to your domain. This enables your users to log on quickly to Citrix Cloud.
For more information, see Select a primary resource location.