If you use smart cards for user logon, you can configure single sign-on to the Web Interface. You configure settings on NetScaler Gateway, and then you configure the Web Interface to accept single sign-on with a smartcard. Single sign-on is also called pass-through authentication.
Web Interface Versions 5.3 and 5.4 support single sign-on to the Web Interface using a smart card. If you enable the Web Interface on NetScaler feature available in NetScaler version 10, you can also use single sign-on with a smartcard. For more information about configuring this feature, see Using Smart Card Authentication for Web Interface through NetScaler Gateway.
Users can be in multiple CN groups in Active Directory for single sign-on to work, as long as the user name extraction in the certificate action is SubjectAltName:PrincipalName. If you use the parameter Subject:CN, users cannot be part of multiple CN groups.
To configure NetScaler Gateway for single sign-on to the Web Interface by using a smart card, you need to do the following:
- Install a signed server certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA). For more information, see Installing the Signed Certificate on NetScaler Gateway.
- Install a root certificate on NetScaler Gateway and the user device.
- Create a virtual server as the logon point for the Web Interface. When you configure the virtual server, you must set the client certificate SSL parameter to Optional. For more information about configuring a virtual server, see Creating Virtual Servers.
- Create a secondary virtual server in which client authentication is disabled in the SSL parameters. This configuration prevents users receiving a secondary request for their personal identification number (PIN).
- Create a client certificate authentication policy. In the User Name Field, use the parameter SubjectAltName:PrincipalName to extract users from multiple groups. Leave the Group Name Field blank.
- Create a session policy and profile on NetScaler Gateway. Within the session profile, you enable ICA proxy and specify the Web Interface and domain that you use for single sign-on.
You can use the following procedure to create a session profile for single sign-on with a smart card.