Configuring Policies with Groups
After you configure groups, you can use the Group dialog box to apply policies and settings that specify user access. If you are using local authentication, you create users and add them to groups that are configured on NetScaler Gateway. The users then inherit the settings for that group.
You can configure the following policies or settings for a group of users in the Group dialog box:
- Authorization policies
- Auditing policies
- Session policies
- Traffic policies
- Intranet applications
- Intranet IP addresses
In your configuration, you might have users that belong to more than one group. In addition, each group might have one or more bound session policies, with different parameters configured. Users that belong to more than one group inherit the session policies assigned to all the groups to which the user belongs. To ensure which session policy evaluation takes precedence over the other, you must set the priority of the session policy.
For example, you have group1 that is bound with a session policy configured with the home page www.homepage1.com. Group2 is bound with a session policy configured with home page www.homepage2.com. When these policies are bound to respective groups without a priority number or with same priority number, the home page that appears to users who belong to both the groups depends on which policy is processed first. By setting a lower priority number, which gives higher precedence, for the session policy with home page www.homepage1.com, you can ensure that users who belong to both the groups will always receive the home page www.homepage1.com.
If session policies do not have a priority number assigned or have the same priority number, precedence is evaluated in the following order:
- Virtual server
If policies are bound to the same level, without a priority number or if the policies have the same priority number, the order of evaluation is per the policy bind order. Policies that are bound first to a level receive precedence over policies bound later.