Creating a Session Profile
A session profile contains the settings for user connections.
Session profiles specify the actions that are applied to a user session if the user device meets the policy expression conditions. Profiles are used with session policies. You can use the configuration utility to create session profiles separately from a session policy and then use the profile for multiple policies. You can only use one profile with a policy.
Configuring Network Settings for User Connections in a Session Profile
You can use the Network Configuration tab in the session profile to configure the following network settings for user connections:
- DNS server
- WINS server IP address
- Mapped IP address that you can use as an intranet IP address
- Spillover settings for address pools (intranet IP addresses)
- Intranet IP DNS suffix
- HTTP ports
- Forced time-out settings
Configuring Connection Settings in a Session Profile
You can use the Client Experience tab in the session profile to configure the following connection settings:
- Access Interface or customized home page
- Web address for web-based email, such as Outlook Web Access
- Plug-in type (NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Windows, NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Mac OS X, or NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Java)
- Split tunneling
- Session and idle time-out settings
- Clientless access
- Clientless access URL encoding
- Plug-in type (Windows, Mac, or Java)
- Single sign-on to web applications
- Credential index for authentication
- Single sign-on with Windows
- Client cleanup behavior
- Logon scripts
- Client debug settings
- Split DNS
- Access to private network IP addresses and local LAN access
- Client choices
- Proxy settings
For more information about configuring settings for user connections, see Configuring Connections for the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in.
Configuring Security Settings in a Session Profile
You can use the Security tab in a session profile to configure the following security settings:
- Default authorization action (allow or deny)
- Secure Browse for connections from iOS devices
- Quarantine groups
- Authorization groups
For more information about configuring authorization on NetScaler Gateway, see Configuring Authorization.
Configuring XenApp and XenDesktop Settings in a Session Profile
You can use the Published Applications tab in a session profile to configure the following settings for connections to servers running Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop:
- ICA proxy, which are client connections using Citrix Receiver
- Web Interface address
- Web Interface portal mode
- Single sign-on to the server farm domain
- Receiver home page
- Account Services Address
For more information about configuring settings for connecting to published applications in a server farm, see Providing Access to Published Applications and Virtual Desktops Through the Web Interface.
You can create session profiles independently of a session policy. When you create the policy, you can select the profile to attach to the policy.
To create a session profile by using the configuration utility
- In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Gateway > Policies and then click Session.
- In the details pane, click the Profiles tab and then click Add.
- Configure the settings for the profile, click Create and then click Close.
After you create a profile, you can include it in a session policy.
To add a profile to a session policy by using the configuration utility
- In the configuration utility, in the navigation pane, expand Access Gateway > Policies and then click Session.
- On the Policies tab, do one of the following:
- Click Add to create a new session policy.
- Select a policy and then click Open.
- In Request Profile, select a profile from the list.
- Finish configuring the session policy and then do one of the following:
- Click Create and then click Close to create the policy.
- Click OK and then click Close to modify the policy.
In this article
- Configuring Network Settings for User Connections in a Session Profile
- Configuring Connection Settings in a Session Profile
- Configuring Security Settings in a Session Profile
- Configuring XenApp and XenDesktop Settings in a Session Profile
- To create a session profile by using the configuration utility
- To add a profile to a session policy by using the configuration utility