Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator

Network location service

Network location service (NLS) is a Citrix Cloud service that determines if the user connecting to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is from the internal network. Using NLS, you can avoid manually configuring IP addresses of Citrix SD-WAN deployed locations through the PowerShell script. For detailed information on NLS, see Citrix Workspace Network Location Service.

You can enable NLS for all sites within the network or specific sites. The site enabled for NLS shares the Public IP address of all its internet WAN links along with other site details such as geographical location, time zone with the NLS database. With these details, the network location service determines if the user connecting to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is on a network front ended by Citrix SD-WAN.

If a user request is coming from a network front ended by Citrix SD-WAN, the user is connected directly to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Virtual Delivery Agent bypassing the Citrix Gateway service.

To enable NLS, at the customer level, navigate to Configuration > Network Location Service.

Network location service

Select Enable if you want to enable NLS for all sites in the network. To enable NLS for specific sites, click Select Sites. Choose the Region and select the sites accordingly. Click Save and then Deploy.

Network location service

Network location service