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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Implementing the XenDesktop smart card authentication

With your personal data archived on your desktop machine, the standard authentication made up of a username and password combination could not be enough to avoid privacy and security problems.

A valid solution to this situation can be given by the use of devices, such as smart cards or PKI tokens when trying to access your working resources.

Citrix XenDesktop is able to use this type of strong authentication. In this recipe we're going to see the implementation of this process in detail.

Getting ready

In order to be able to utilize valid certificates, you need to perform the following configuration tasks:

  • Use an existing Enterprise CA or install an Enterprise Certification Authority machine to generate ...

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