Product Documentation

Selecting the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Users

Feb 03, 2014

When you configure NetScaler Gateway, you can choose how users log on. Users can log on with one of the following plug-ins:

  • NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Windows
  • NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Mac OS X
  • NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Java

You complete the configuration by creating a session policy and then binding the policy to users, groups, or virtual servers. You can also enable plug-ins by configuring global settings. Within the global or session profile, you select either Windows/Mac OS X or Java as the plug-in type. When users log on, they receive the plug-in as defined globally or in the session profile and policy. You must create separate profiles for the plug-in type. You can only choose either Windows/Mac OS X or Java in the session profile. To configure the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Java, see Connecting with the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Java.

To configure the plug-in globally

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Gateway and then click Global Settings.
  2. In the details pane, under Settings, click Change global settings.
  3. On the Client Experience tab, next to Plug-in Type, select Windows/Mac OS X and then click OK.

To configure the plug-in type for Windows or Mac OS X in a session profile

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand NetScaler Gateway > Policies and then click Session.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If you are creating a new session policy, in the details pane, click Add.
    • If you are changing an existing policy, select a policy and then click Open.
  3. Create a new profile or modify an existing profile. To do so, do one of the following:
    • Next to Request Profile, click New.
    • Next to Request Profile, click Modify.
  4. On the Client Experience tab, next to Plug-in Type, click Override Global and then select Windows/Mac OS X.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • If you are creating a new profile, click Create, set the expression in the policy dialog box, click Create and then click Close.
    • If you are modifying an existing profile, after making the selection, click OK twice.

To set the interception mode for the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Windows

If you are configuring the NetScaler Gateway Plug-in for Windows, you also need to configure the interception mode and set it to transparent.

  1. In the configuration utility, click the Configuration tab, expand NetScaler Gateway > Resources and then click Intranet Applications.
  2. In the details pane, click Add.
  3. In Name, type a name for the policy.
  4. Click Transparent.
  5. In Protocol, select ANY.
  6. In Destination Type, select IP Address and Netmask..
  7. in IP address type the IP address.
  8. In Netmask, type the subnet mask, click Create and then click Close.