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Citrix® XenDesktop® 7 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Implementing strong authentication for XenDesktop® 7 using the RADIUS platform

An alternative method to the Smart Card authentication is the two-factor authentication. This strong authentication type forces the user to connect to the assigned resources by using the password and a second authentication key. In this recipe, we're going to discuss the configuration of the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) authentication with the Citrix NetScaler Gateway, which is a strong authentication type based on the combination of a username, a password, and a preshared key that can be delivered in the form of a static key or as a One-Time Password (OTP).

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In order to implement the strong authentication method discussed earlier, ...

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