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Creating a Session Profile

Jan 22, 2014

A session profile contains the settings for user connections.

Session profiles specify the actions that are applied to a user session if the user device meets the policy expression conditions. Profiles are used with session policies. You can use the configuration utility to create session profiles separately from a session policy and then use the profile for multiple policies. You can only use one profile with a policy.

Configuring Network Settings for User Connections in a Session Profile

You can use the Network Configuration tab in the session profile to configure the following network settings for user connections:

  • DNS server
  • WINS server IP address
  • Mapped IP address that you can use as an intranet IP address
  • Spillover settings for address pools (intranet IP addresses)
  • Intranet IP DNS suffix
  • HTTP ports
  • Forced time-out settings
Configuring Connection Settings in a Session Profile

You can use the Client Experience tab in the session profile to configure the following connection settings:

  • Access Interface or customized home page
  • Web address for web-based email, such as Outlook Web Access
  • Plug-in type (NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Windows, NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Mac OS X, or NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Java)
  • Split tunneling
  • Session and idle time-out settings
  • Clientless access
  • Clientless access URL encoding
  • Plug-in type (Windows, Mac, or Java)
  • Single sign-on to web applications
  • Credential index for authentication
  • Single sign-on with Windows
  • Client cleanup behavior
  • Logon scripts
  • Client debug settings
  • Split DNS
  • Access to private network IP addresses and local LAN access
  • Client choices
  • Proxy settings

For more information about configuring settings for user connections, see Configuring Connections for the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in.

Configuring Security Settings in a Session Profile

You can use the Security tab in a session profile to configure the following security settings:

  • Default authorization action (allow or deny)
  • Secure Browse for connections from iOS devices
  • Quarantine groups
  • Authorization groups

For more information about configuring authorization on NetScaler Gateway, see Configuring Authorization.

Configuring XenApp and XenDesktop Settings in a Session Profile

You can use the Published Applications tab in a session profile to configure the following settings for connections to servers running Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop:

  • ICA proxy, which are client connections using Citrix Receiver
  • Web Interface address
  • Web Interface portal mode
  • Single sign-on to the server farm domain
  • Receiver home page
  • Account Services Address

For more information about configuring settings for connecting to published applications in a server farm, see Providing Access to Published Applications and Virtual Desktops Through the Web Interface.

You can create session profiles independently of a session policy. When you create the policy, you can select the profile to attach to the policy.

To create a session profile by using the configuration utility

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Gateway > Policies and then click Session.
  2. In the details pane, click the Profiles tab and then click Add.
  3. Configure the settings for the profile, click Create and then click Close.

After you create a profile, you can include it in a session policy.

To add a profile to a session policy by using the configuration utility

  1. In the configuration utility, in the navigation pane, expand Access Gateway > Policies and then click Session.
  2. On the Policies tab, do one of the following:
    • Click Add to create a new session policy.
    • Select a policy and then click Open.
  3. In Request Profile, select a profile from the list.
  4. Finish configuring the session policy and then do one of the following:
    1. Click Create and then click Close to create the policy.
    2. Click OK and then click Close to modify the policy.