Citrix StoreFront is
included on the XenDesktop media. When planning your StoreFront deployment,
consider the following recommendations. For more information about StoreFront,
documentation in Citrix eDocs.
Citrix recommends hosting
StoreFront on a dedicated instance of IIS. Installing other Web applications on
the same IIS instance as StoreFront could have security implications for the
overall StoreFront infrastructure.
In a production
environment, Citrix recommends using HTTPS to secure communications between
StoreFront and users' devices. To use HTTPS, StoreFront requires that the IIS
instance hosting the authentication service and associated stores is configured
for HTTPS. In the absence of the appropriate IIS configuration, StoreFront uses
HTTP for communications.
StoreFront servers must
reside within the same Microsoft Active Directory forest as the XenDesktop or
XenApp servers hosting users' resources. All the StoreFront servers in a group
must reside within the same domain. To enable smart card and user certificate
authentication, users' accounts must be configured within the Active Directory
forest containing the StoreFront servers.
multiple StoreFront servers to ensure high availability if the primary server
hosting StoreFront fails.
Configure the external load
balancer to fail over between the servers to ensure users have uninterrupted
access to their applications and desktops.