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Configuring the Secure Ticket Authority on Citrix Gateway

The Secure Ticket Authority (STA) is responsible for issuing session tickets in response to connection requests for published applications on XenApp and published desktops on XenDesktop. These session tickets form the basis of authentication and authorization for access to published resources.

You can bind the STA globally or to virtual servers. You can also add multiple servers running the STA when you configure a virtual server.

If you are securing communications between the Citrix Gateway and the STA, make sure a server certificate is installed on the server running the STA.

To bind the STA globally

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, click NetScaler Gateway > Global Settings.
  2. In the details pane, under Servers, click Bind/Unbind STA Servers to be used by the Secure Ticket Authority.
  3. In the Bind/Unbind STA Servers dialog box, click Add.
  4. In the Configure STA Server dialog box, enter the URL of the STA server, click Create and then click OK.
  5. In the STA Server dialog box, in URL, type the IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server running the STA and then click Create.

    Note: You can add more than one server running the STA to the list. The STAs that are listed in the Web Interface must match the STAs that are configured on Citrix Gateway. If you are configuring multiple STAs, do not use load balancing between Citrix Gateway and the servers running the STA.

To bind a STA to the virtual server

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Gateway and then click Virtual Servers.
  2. In the details pane, select a virtual server and then click Open.
  3. On the Published Applications tab, under Secure Ticket Authority, click Add.
  4. In the Configure STA Server dialog box, enter the URL of the STA server and then click Create.
  5. Repeat Step 4 to add additional STA servers and then click OK In the configure NetScaler Gateway Virtual Server dialog box.

Configuring the Secure Ticket Authority on Citrix Gateway