Session Lingering has been re-introduced to the Citrix 7.6 FMA version of XenApp and XenDesktop. Session Lingering is used to keep a session “active” for a period of time after a user has closed an application in the event that if they do decide to reconnect back within the allocated time the existing session will just be used. This ensures fast launch of an application.
nFactor authentication with NetScaler provides a way to configure flexible multi-factor authentication based on factors such as who is connecting and from where users are connecting from or if users fail authentication. This allows NetScaler to provide authentication based on many different use cases and scenarios to provide secure access to backend applications and desktops.
There are multiple ways to perform backups and restores on NetScaler. Usually you perform those backups for disaster recovery if the NetScaler corrupts, or you are performing an upgrade to NetScaler. You can manually backup and restore NetScaler configurations using the GUI, CLI, or you can use Citrix Command Center and NetScaler MAS to perform automatic backups and manual restores.
Setting the CLI prompt on NetScaler can be used to provide warning messages to users such as Authorised users only or you could set a message of Use of this account to perform configurations is prohibited, please log off if for example you did not want anyone using the default nsroot account to make changes via CLI.
NetScaler Unified Gateway can help in the common situation where a user has to remember too many different URLs to access different web, SaaS, enterprise applications, file shares and so on. Maybe your business only has one public IP to use. The Unified Gateway simplifies certain use-cases, and provides a user with a single URL to access all these different systems wether they are on-premise or within the cloud. Authentication is simplified also as rather than authenticating to different URLs, now you authenticate to one and Unified Gateway performs SSO to any backend application.
Did you know it is possible to access XenApp/XenDesktop applications and desktops straight from the Clientless Access portal when using NetScaler? This eliminates the need for users to click and open “Virtual App and Desktop Access” (part of Client Choices) since instead the resources are integrated right into the Clientless Access section.