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XML service-based authentication

Nov 28, 2017

When StoreFront is not in the same domain as XenApp or XenDesktop, and it is not possible to put Active Directory trusts in place, you can configure StoreFront to use the XenApp and XenDesktop XML Service to authenticate the user name and password credentials.

Enable XML service-based authentication

  1. On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
  2. Select the Stores node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console and, in the Actions pane, click Manage Authentication Methods.
  3. On the Manage Authentication Methods page, from the User name and password > Settings drop-down menu, select Configure Password Validation .
  4. From the Validation Password Via drop-down menu, select Delivery Controllers, and then click Configure.
  5. Follow the Configure Delivery Controllers screens to add one or more Delivery Controllers for validating the user credentials and click OK.

Disable XML service-based authentication

  1. On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
  2. Select the Stores node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console and, in the Actions pane, click Manage Authentication Methods.
  3. On the Manage Authentication Methods page, from the User name and password Settings drop-down menu, select Configure Password Validation.
  4. From the Validation Password Via drop-down menu, select Active Directory, and then click OK.