NetScaler Gateway

Creating a Web Interface 5.3 Site

When you create a Web Interface 5.3 site, you can require users to log on with either a web browser, Citrix Receiver, or Citrix Desktop Receiver. You can use the Citrix Web Interface Management console to create multiple Web Interface sites.

You can only enable single sign-on with a smart card to the Web Interface with Web Interface 5.3. This version of the Web Interface can run on XenApp 4.5, 5.0, and 6.0.

Web Interface 5.3 runs on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Note: XenApp 6.0 runs only on Windows Server 2008 R2.

To create a Web Interface 5.3 site

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > Citrix Web Interface Management.

  2. In the left pane, select XenApp Web Sites. Users log on to the Web Interface using a Web browser.

  3. On the Action menu, click Create Site.

  4. Keep the default Internet Information Services (IIS) site and path and then click Next.

    The default site path is /Citrix/XenApp or you can specify a path.

    Note: If there are any preexisting XenApp Web sites that use the default path, an appropriate increment is added to distinguish the new site.

  5. In Specify where user authentication takes place, select one of the following:

    • At Web Interface to have users authenticate using the Web Interface.

      Select this option if the Web Interface is deployed as a standalone server parallel to NetScaler Gateway in the demilitarized zone (DMZ).

    • At Access Gateway to have users authenticate using the NetScaler Gateway appliance.

      If you select this option, NetScaler Gateway authenticates users and initiates single sign-on to the Web Interface if it is configured on the appliance.

    Note: If SmartAccess is configured on NetScaler Gateway, this setting enables SmartAccess in XenApp or XenDesktop.

  6. Click Next.

  7. in Step 5, in Authentication service URL, type the Web address to the NetScaler Gateway authentication service URL, such as and then click Next.

  8. Under Authentication Options, select how users log on.

    • Explicit. Users log on by using a Web browser.
    • Smart Card. Users log on by using a smart card.
  9. Click Next.

  10. If you selected Smart Card in Step 8, select one of the following: - Prompt users for PIN. Users enter their personal identification number (PIN) when they start a published application or desktop. - Users do not have to enter their PIN when they start a published application or desktop.

You receive a summary screen showing your settings. Click Next to create the Web Interface site. When the site is successfully created, you are then prompted to configure the remaining settings in the Web Interface. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the configuration.

Creating a Web Interface 5.3 Site