Create Authentication Service task to configure the
StoreFront authentication service. The authentication service authenticates
users to Microsoft Active Directory, ensuring that users do not need to log on
again to access their desktops and applications.
You can only
configure one authentication service per StoreFront deployment. This task is
only available when the authentication service has not yet been configured.
To use HTTPS
to secure communications between StoreFront and users' devices, you must
configure Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) for HTTPS. In the
absence of the appropriate IIS configuration, StoreFront uses HTTP for
Citrix Receiver requires HTTPS connections to stores. If StoreFront is not
configured for HTTPS, users must carry out additional configuration steps to
use HTTP connections. HTTPS is required for smart card authentication. You can
change from HTTP to HTTPS at any time, provided the appropriate IIS
configuration is in place. For more information, see
Configure server groups.
In multiple-server deployments, use only one server at a time to
make changes to the configuration of the server group. Ensure that the Citrix
StoreFront management console is not running on any of the other servers in the
deployment. Once complete,
configuration changes to the server group
so that the other servers in
the deployment are updated.