Product Documentation

Plan pass-through authentication with smart cards

Nov 01, 2013

Pass-through authentication with smart cards to virtual desktops is supported on user devices running the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 SP1, Enterprise and Professional Editions
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3, 32-bit edition

Pass-through authentication with smart cards to hosted applications is supported on servers running the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008

To use pass-through authentication with smart cards hosted applications, ensure you enable the use of Kerberos when you configure Pass-through with smartcard as the authentication method for the site.

Note: The availability of pass-through authentication with smart cards is dependent upon many factors including, but not limited to:
  • Your organization's security policies regarding pass-through authentication.
  • Middleware type and configuration.
  • Smart card reader types.
  • Middleware PIN caching policy.

Pass-through authentication with smart cards is configured on Citrix StoreFront. See Configure the authentication service for details.