Product Documentation

Enabling the Application Firewall

Aug 31, 2016

Before you can create an application firewall security configuration, you must make sure that the application firewall feature is enabled.

  • If you are configuring a dedicated Citrix Application Firewall ADC or are upgrading an existing Citrix NetScaler ADC or VPX, the feature is already enabled. You do not have to perform either of the procedures described here.
  • If you have a new NetScaler ADC or VPX, you need to enable the application firewall feature before you configure it.
  • If you are upgrading a NetScaler ADC or VPX from a previous version of the NetScaler operating system to the current version, you might need to enable the application firewall feature before you configure it.
Note: If you are upgrading a NetScaler ADC or VPX from a previous version, you might also need to update the licenses on your ADC or VPX before you can enable the application firewall. Check with your Citrix representative or reseller to obtain the correct license.

You can enable the application firewall by using the command line or the configuration utility.

To enable the application firewall by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following command:

enable ns feature AppFW

To enable the application firewall by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to System > Settings.
  2. In the details pane, click Configure Basic Features.
  3. In the Configure Basic Features dialog box, check the Application Firewall check box.
  4. Click OK.