Select the user access method

You can configure NetScaler Gateway to provide user connections through the following scenarios:

  • User connections by using Citrix Workspace app. Citrix Workspace app is compatible StoreFront or the Web Interface to provide users with access to published applications or virtual desktops in a server farm. Citrix Workspace app is software that uses the ICA network protocol to establish user connections. Users install Citrix Workspace app on the user device. When users install Citrix Workspace app on their Windows-based or Mac-based computer, Citrix Workspace app subsumes all plug-ins, including the Citrix Secure Access client for user connections. NetScaler Gateway also supports connections from Citrix Workspace app for Android and Citrix Workspace app for iOS. Users can connect to their virtual desktops and Windows-based, web, mobile, and SaaS applications through Citrix Endpoint Management, StoreFront, or the Web Interface.

  • User connections with Secure Hub. Users can connect to mobile, web, and SaaS applications configured in Endpoint Management. Users install Secure Hub on their mobile device (Android or iOS). When users log on to Secure Hub, they can install WorxMail and WorxWeb, along with any other mobile app you installed in Endpoint Management. Secure Hub, Secure Mail, and WorxWeb use Micro VPN technology to establish connections through NetScaler Gateway.

  • User connections by using the Citrix Secure Access client as a standalone application. The Citrix Secure Access client is software that users can download and install on a user device. When users log on with the plug-in, users can access resources in the secure network as if they were in the office. Resources include email servers, file shares, and intranet websites.

  • User connections by using clientless access. Clientless access provides users with the access they need without requiring installation of software, such as the Citrix Secure Access client or Citrix Workspace app, on the user device. Clientless access allows connections to a limited set of web resources, such as Outlook Web Access or SharePoint, applications published on Citrix Virtual Apps, virtual desktops from Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, and file shares in the secure network through the Access Interface. Users connect by entering the NetScaler Gateway web address in a web browser and then select clientless access from the choices page.

  • User connections if a preauthentication or post-authentication scan fails. This scenario is called access scenario fallback. Access scenario fallback allows a user device to fall back from the Citrix Secure Access client to StoreFront or the Web Interface, by using Citrix Workspace app, if the user device does not pass the initial endpoint analysis scan.

    If users log on to NetScaler Gateway through Citrix Workspace app, the preauthentication scan does not work. Post-authentication scans do work when NetScaler Gateway establishes the VPN tunnel.

Users can download and install the Citrix Secure Access client by using the following methods:

  • Connecting to NetScaler Gateway by using a web browser.
  • Connecting to StoreFront that is configured to accept NetScaler Gateway connections.
  • Installing the plug-in by using a Group Policy Object (GPO).
  • Uploading the NetScaler plug-in to the Merchandising Server.
Select the user access method

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