The average enterprise worker today has 3 or more devices and requires access to a variety of applications including an ever-increasing number of SaaS applications.

For IT, managing access to this complex web of applications can get messy. Their goal is to maximize the end-user experience by making the authentication process transparent through user identity and single sign-on technologies.

XenMobile and Azure Active Directory now work together to deliver the centralized authentication that IT requires with the experience end-users need to remain productive.

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s cloud-based directory and identity management service. It’s included as part of an enterprise Office 365 subscription.

Not only does Azure AD provide access to Office 365 apps, but it also functions as a centralized service providing common authentication and Single Sign-On access to other enterprise SaaS applications, such as Salesforce, Workday, or Concur.

Last year, we announced a number of strategic initiatives with Microsoft. One of those initiatives was to provide complementary EMM capabilities to customers with a wide range of mobility requirements and use-cases.

For XenMobile deployments, Azure AD can now be used for authentication and enrollment via Citrix Secure Hub mobile application.  Previously, end-users were required to enter separate credentials to access Office 365 web applications from their mobile devices.

Additionally, XenMobile customers can now standardize on authentication modes and define them on Azure AD.


Here’s what the experience will look like for IT and for the end-user:

  1. IT simply sets up the connection between the XenMobile Service and identity provider (AAD)
  2. During the enrollment process the end-user will be prompted to authenticate to AAD.


Pretty simple right?

For more information on how to configure XenMobile to work with Azure Active Directory, click HERE.

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