Password Resets and User Authenticity

With any application that requires authentication you will inevitably run into a password expiration and/or lockout issues that requires a user to reset their password.  I have seen organizations address this with a wide range of solutions from home grown programs all the way to multi-million dollar identity management frameworks.  While both solutions will help a […]

APM Citrix Client Bundle for StoreFront 2.6 HTML5 Receiver

If you’re using Citrix StoreFront 2.6 and following the Citrix-VDI-iApp 2.0.0 deployment guide you may run into a snag while creating the Citrix Client Bundle for HTML 5 support (on page 45).  In StoreFront 2.6 the Citrix HTML5 Receiver is no longer a standalone MSI file but is now bundled into the StoreFront 2.6 executable. […]

APM Client Side NTLM Authentication – 3 Things to Watch

APM has a nice feature that allows seamless authentication for domain joined machines by leveraging NTLM and/or Kerberos authentication.  Michael Koyfman has a great article on DevCentral titled Leveraging BIG-IP APM for seamless client NTLM Authentication that will walk you through the steps. I’ve implemented this a few times and I wanted to share some […]

SAML – Client versus Server Authentication with F5 APM

As organizations start to utilize Software as a Service (SaaS) the concern on how to authenticate users becomes a critical security issue. Many organizations look to federated authentication mechanisms, such as SAML, to help address this security risk. The benefits of using SAML are that user credentials are not replicated across each vendor cloud instance […]