Configure SmartAccess

You can use SmartAccess with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to intelligently deliver published applications and virtual desktops to users.

SmartAccess allows you to control access to published applications and desktops on a server by using NetScaler Gateway session policies. You use preauthentication and post-authentication checks as a condition, along with other conditions, for access to published resources. Other conditions include anything you can control with a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops policy, such as printer bandwidth limits, user device drive mapping, clipboard, audio, and printer mapping. You can apply a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops policy based on whether users pass a NetScaler Gateway check.

NetScaler Gateway can deliver Citrix Virtual Desktops by using the same options that are available with Web Interface, ICA Proxy access, clientless access, and NetScaler Gateway access.

This functionality is achieved by integrating NetScaler Gateway components with the Web Interface and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. This integration provides advanced authentication and an access control options to the Web Interface. For more information, see the Web Interface documentation in the Technologies node in the NetScaler product Documentation.

Remote connectivity to a server farm does not require the Citrix Secure Access client. Users can connect with Citrix Workspace app. Users can use the Citrix Secure Access client to log on and receive their published applications and virtual desktops through the Access Interface, which is the default home page for NetScaler Gateway.

Configure SmartAccess

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