Product Documentation

Connecting to StoreFront by Using Email-Based Discovery

Feb 07, 2014
You can configure NetScaler Gateway to accept user connections by using an email address to discover the StoreFront or NetScaler Gateway URL. The process for user connections is:
  • When users connect from inside your network or a remote location and install Receiver for the first time, they enter their email address or the StoreFront URL.
  • Receiver then queries the appropriate DNS server, which responds with the StoreFront or NetScaler Gateway URL. The URL depends on whether users connect from the internal network or they connect from a remote location.
  • Users then log on to Receiver with their user name, password, and domain.
  • If users connect from a remote location, NetScaler Gateway provides the StoreFront URL to Receiver.
  • Receiver gets the account information from StoreFront. If users connect through NetScaler Gateway, the appliance performs SSO to StoreFront. If more than one account is available, users receive a list of accounts from which to choose.
  • When users log on to an account, a list of applications appear in Receiver. Users can then select an app to open.

To allow users to connect to their apps by using an email address, you need to do the following:

  1. Add a service record (SRV) to your DNS server to support email-based discovery. For more information, see Configuring Email-Based Account Discovery in the StoreFront documentation.
  2. Add the StoreFront URL to NetScaler Gateway.

In NetScaler Gateway, you can configure StoreFront URL from the following locations:

  • Quick Configuration wizard
  • Global settings
  • Session policy
Note: Citrix recommends running the Quick Configuration wizard to configure the session policies and profiles for email-based discovery. The wizard configures the correct policy and profile settings that enables this feature.

You configure the StoreFront URL on the Published Applications tab in the session profile or in global settings. In the Quick Configuration wizard, you configure the StoreFront URL on the XenApp / XenDesktop tab. For more information about configuring NetScaler Gateway with the Quick Configuration wizard, see Configuring Settings with the Quick Configuration Wizard.

To configure email-based discovery globally

  1. In the configuration utility, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Gateway and then click Global Settings.
  2. On the Published Applications tab, in Account Services Address, enter the StoreFront URL and then click OK.

To configure email-based discovery in a session profile

  1. In the configuration utility, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Gateway > Policies and then click Session.
  2. In the details pane, click the Profiles tab and then do one of the following:
    1. Select an existing session profile and then click Open.
    2. Click Add to create a new profile.
  3. On the Published Applications tab, in Account Services Address, click Override Global and then enter the StoreFront URL.
  4. Do one of the following:
    1. Click OK if you modified a session profile.
    2. Click Create if you are adding a new session profile.