Office365 SAML SSO w/ AppController 2.6

Somewhat recently Citrix released a patch for AppController 2.6 which reintroduced the Office365 SAML SSO connector. We were pretty excited because we use CloudGateway and Office365 in house and the SSO functionality is really handy. Unfortunately setup is not super intuitive so I am going to publish a quick guide on how to get it done. First thing you need to do is enable AD directory sync between CloudGateway's AD domain and Office365 if you haven't already. I am not going to get too in depth with this process because there are a ton of guides out there. One…

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Increasing Citrix StoreFront 1.2 Session Timeouts

I got a request the other day to increase the session timeout for our CloudGateway environment. A lot of people are just lugging around tablets with them rather than laptops and are primarily using CloudGateway to facilitate the use of any Windows or SaaS apps they might need to access. One thing that has turned out to be inconvenient for them is having to log back in every hour. Our company is small and tight knit as well as full of people who are pretty proficient when it comes to technology, so we decided to just dial it up to…

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CloudGateway Enterprise Session Policies - Android, iOS, OSX, Windows,Web Interface

As I prepare for  I've been working with our CloudGateway Deployment in the lab quite a bit, especially with NetScaler session policies designed to make this device or that device work properly when connecting through AGEE to the StoreFront server. Citrix has a pretty good  that I would really recommend using if you are doing a first time lab type deployment, heck it's even a great setup for a small infrastructure. There's just one problem - the section on session policies ended up setting me up with session policies that didn't work for Andriod nor the native OSX receiver. After…

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Back Home, Varrow, and NetScalers... oh my?

That was a long blogging break wasn't it? I just realized I haven't posted here in 7 months. I have an excuse for 4 of them: I was at the Signal Basic Officer Leadership course at Fort Gordon, GA. It was a good learning experience, I got my Security+, improved my public speaking skills, made some good friends, and learned quite a bit about satellite and radio communications. Since returning home, I've also completed the first half of my CCNA - becoming CCENT certified in the process. I've been working at , a VAR in Greensboro since July and I am…

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