I am sure you’ve already heard lots of cool features on NetScaler 10, and one of the cool features is SAML 2.0 support. For those who may not know, SAML stands for Security Assertion Markup Language. It is basically an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between security domains. There are different versions of SAML, so the one that NetScaler 10 support is SAML 2.0. This previous blog provides a summary on NetScaler 10 security and talks briefly about the new SAML support feature. This summarizes that NetScaler 10 accept client authentication using third party Identity providers (IdP). It then mentions that two models that NetScaler 10 supports which are Service Provider initiated, and IdP initiated. Now, based on some customers’ questions, let’s talk about how NetScaler 10 can be configured to work with Citrix CloudGateway. Knowledge Base (KB) CTX133558 has been created for the configuration between NetScaler SAML and CloudGateway.
Here are some sample captures of CloudGateway configuration and SAML validation process.
All other details can be found in the KB.