Citrix Hypervisor PowerShell – Reset VM


This XenServer PowerShell script resets a XenServer VM by doing the following: Shuts down the VM down and waits for the VM to power off Reverting to the "Baseline" snapshot (creates one if one not already created) Starts the VM Waits for VM to be in a running state, (waits until the VM's Netlogon Windows... Continue Reading →

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x.509 Certificate Rejected for SaaS SSO


I'm trying to setup single sign-on to a new SaaS app with Citrix Access Control and ran into a strange issue. The SaaS app is rejecting my x.509 certificate because it is incorrect. Let's look at this a little closer. When you create a new SSO configuration for a SaaS app in Citrix Access Control,... Continue Reading →

Website Rendering Issues


I ran into an interesting issue with the URL filtering aspect of Citrix Access Control service for SaaS apps.  I'm trying to do the following: Block categories Malware and SPAM Peer-toper/Torrents Adult Gambling Illegal/Harmful Redirect categories Social networking Allowed websites *.twitter.com Unfortunately, when I access Twitter.com from my SaaS app with enhanced security enabled, I... Continue Reading →

Access Control


Things I've heard (Unfortunately, these are true) I have a hundred or more passwords (I think most of us are in that boat) I still have access to my former employer's web apps even though I left over a year ago. Let me show you. (Wow, but I've seen similar things) I hear layoffs are... Continue Reading →

URL Filtering Decision Flow


When we look at providing enhanced security to SaaS apps with the Citrix Access Control service, I focused on three aspects: SSO to SaaS and web apps Enhanced security for SaaS and web apps URL filtering within SaaS and web apps As we've seen with URL filtering, we can allow, deny or redirect specific websites... Continue Reading →

Workspace App


Your workspace contains your desktop, your apps and your data. Connecting to your workspace is through Workspace app. What if I'm on a traditional PC? You use Workspace app. What if I'm on a mobile device?  You use Workspace app. What if I'm on a public kiosk? You use Workspace app. To get a better... Continue Reading →

URL Filtering within SaaS Apps


Most likely, you trust a SaaS app. The site is encrypted. It has a valid certificate. Everything is good. What about the content within the SaaS app? Do you trust that? Why wouldn't I trust my Salesforce data? The problem lies with any URLs within the data. How well do you trust those? Think about... Continue Reading →

Enhanced SaaS Security


A SaaS app exists in the cloud, which basically means the organization's IT and Security teams have no control over what users can capture, save, print and distribute. In the SaaS world, the approach is often "be on your best behavior". This is similar to all of the self-service check-out lines we now have at... Continue Reading →

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