XML service-based authentication

When StoreFront is not in the same domain as Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, and it is not possible to put Active Directory trusts in place, you can configure StoreFront to use the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 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.

    Manage Authentication methods dialog

  4. From the Validation Password Via list, select Delivery Controllers, and then click Configure.

    Configure Password validation panel

  5. Follow the Configure Delivery Controllers screens to add one or more Delivery Controllers for validating the user credentials and click OK.

    Edit Delivery Controller panel

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 list, select Configure Password Validation.
  4. From the Validation Password Via drop-down menu, select Active Directory, and then click OK.