This post covers several recommendations that increased by logon times by more than 75%, even on non-persistent machines where the user profile is not permanently cached.
Load Balancing sessions is an important part of the Citrix architecure. It ensures your session is placed on the best available Virtual Desktop Agent. Afterall, you don’t want to end up on a VDA alongside 23 other people when there is another VDA with only 15 users logged on to it. Not only does such a mishap affect you, it affects everyone else who is sharing that server and resources with you.
Starting StoreFront 3.9, it is possible to use SAML authentication direct to StoreFront with ADFS and integrate that with the Citrix Federated Authentication Service. Users authenticate at the Identity Provider, the assertion is sent to StoreFront, a certificate is issued for authenticating to the VDA.