The following new and enhanced features are part of this release of the Linux VDA.
This release provides support for Xauthority. With this functionality, cookie-based access for X Window authorization is now supported by the Linux VDA. For more information, see Configure Xauthority.
The Xauthority file can be found in the logon user’s home directory, and is used to store credentials in cookies that are used by xauth for the authentication of X sessions. Once an X session is launched, the cookie is used to authenticate connections to that specific display.
This release provides support for IPv6. With this support, the 128-bit addressing schema is now extended to the Linux VDA. For more information, see Configure IPv6.
Support for secure LDAP (LDAPS) is implemented in this version of the Linux VDA. With this support, you can enable the Secure Lightweight Directory Access Protocol for your Active Directory managed domains to provide communication over SSL (Secure Socket Layer)/TLS (Transport Layer Security). For more information, see Configure LDAPS.
When using LDAPS, you must acquire a valid certificate before you can enable secure LDAP. Consider the following guidelines when using secure LDAP certificates:
This release of the Linux VDA provides administrators with the ability to use SSSD for domain joining of Linux machines. This functionality provides access to different identity and authentication providers as opposed to using the current method of using winbind (and other methods).
SSSD is a system daemon, whose primary function is to provide access to identify and authenticate remote resources through a common framework that can provide caching and offline support. It provides both PAM and NSS modules. For more information, see Configuring SSSD for RHEL and Configuring SSSD for Ubuntu.
This release of the Linux VDA now provides support for systems running Ubuntu 16.04:
In previous releases of the Linux VDA, NIS (Network Information Service) integration with Active Directory was considered an experimental feature. In this release, NIS as an identity provider is supported. For more information, see Integrate NIS with Active Directory.
In this release, Citrix added technical preview for seamless applications to RHEL/CentOS 7.2. No specific installation procedures are required to use this functionality. For more information, see Publish applications.
Easy install is a technical preview feature. It helps users set up the running environment of the Linux VDA by installing the necessary packages and customizing the configuration files automatically. For more information, see Easy install.
Ubuntu Linux is a brand new distribution for the Linux VDA. For SLES 11, gnome-session dependency has been removed.