How Policies Work
A policy consists of a Boolean condition and collection of settings called a profile. The condition is evaluated at runtime to determine if the policy should be applied.
A profile is a collection of settings, using specific parameters. The profile can have any name and you can reuse it in more than one policy. You can configure multiple settings within the profile, but you can only include one profile per policy.
You can bind policies, with the configured conditions and profiles, to virtual servers, groups, users, or globally. Policies are referred to by the type of configuration settings they control. For example, in a session policy, you can control how users log on and the amount of time users can stay logged on.
If you are using Citrix Gateway with Citrix Virtual Apps, Citrix Gateway policy names are sent to Citrix Virtual Apps as filters. When configuring Citrix Gateway to work with Citrix Virtual Apps and SmartAccess, you configure the following settings in Citrix Virtual Apps:
- The name of the virtual server that is configured on the appliance. The name is sent to Citrix Virtual Apps as the Citrix Gateway farm name.
- The names of the pre-authentication or session policies are sent as filter names.
For more information about configuring Citrix Gateway to work with Citrix Endpoint Management, see Configuring Settings for Your Citrix Endpoint Management Environment.
For more information about configuring Citrix Gateway to work with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, see Accessing Citrix Virtual Apps and Citrix Virtual Desktops Resources with the Web Interface and Integrating with Citrix Endpoint Management or StoreFront.
For more information about preauthentication policies, see Configuring Endpoint Polices.