Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway Series – Part 3 – Adding Web and SaaS Resources

Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway Series – Part 3 – Adding Web and SaaS Resources

Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway Series – Part 3 – Adding Web and SaaS Resources

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I this article I will show you how to add Web and SaaS resources to your Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway.  The Previous articles in this series are:

Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway – Part 1 – Initial Setup
Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway – Part 2 – Integrating Your Apps and Desktops

So, lets get on with Part 3.

Firstly, log into your NetScaler Management portal and select Unified Gateway from the icons shown at the bottom left of the screen.

01 - select unified gateway

This will display the current status of your Unified Gateway

02 - display status

Click on the Unified Gateway statistics on the right hand side to open up and edit the Unified Gateway settings

03 - select options

Scroll down until you see the Applications Section

04 - select applications

Select the edit icon

05 - select edit

Then click the Add icon to add a new resource

06 - select add

Clientless Access

In this example I will be adding a Clientless Access Web Application to pass me through to my Router at home.

Give the short cut a name, select Clientless Access as a type and enter the internal network URL that you want to provide access to.  You can also upload a nice icon here if you want to!

07 - clientless access detail

Click Continue and OK and you will see the new short cut on your Applications portal of the gateway

08 - clientless application available

Click Continue and Done then switch back to your Gateway and refresh the page.  You should see your new Clientless short cut to your internal resource (In my case my rubbish Router Sky gave me!)

09 - clientless in un gateway

Click on the new shortcut to test the connectivity

10 - clientless working

As you can see I have connected to my home router via my Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway.  Note the URL

11 - clientless url

Personal Web Sites

Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway gives you the option to add personal web site shortcuts to your portal.  You can Add then using the button below the Enterprise Web Sites

12 - personal web sites

Click Add and fill out the relevant information

13 - add bookmark detail

Once filled out click on Add again to add it to your portal

14 - bookmark added

Click on your new Personal Web Shortcut to launch the site

15 - run to personal site

Intranet Shortcuts

Now I am going to add an Intranet Bookmark to my Enterprise Web Links on the Gateway

Switch back to your NetScaler Management portal and select Unified Gateway from the icons shown at the bottom left of the screen.

01 - select unified gateway

This will display the current status of your Unified Gateway

02 - display status

Click on the Unified Gateway statistics on the right hand side to open up and edit the Unified Gateway settings

03 - select options

Scroll down until you see the Applications Section

Select the edit icon

05 - select edit

Then click the Add icon to add a new resource

06 - select add

Give the Intranet Application a name, select Intranet Application as the type and Enter The Intranet URL (in my case my internal Citrix Licensing server)

16 - add intranet app

Click Continue and Done and you should see the new shortcut listed in your available applications

17 - intranet app added

Click Continue and Done then switch back to your Unified Gateway and refresh the page.  You should now see your new shortcut for Citrix Licensing

18 - intranet app available

Click on the link and it will take you through to your internal page (in this case my Licensing server)

19 - licensing portal

SaaS Applications

Now I am going to add a SaaS Bookmark to my Enterprise Web Links on the Gateway, I will add my ShareFile Account

Switch back to your NetScaler Management portal and select Unified Gateway from the icons shown at the bottom left of the screen.

01 - select unified gateway

This will display the current status of your Unified Gateway

02 - display status

Click on the Unified Gateway statistics on the right hand side to open up and edit the Unified Gateway settings

03 - select options

Scroll down until you see the Applications Section

Select the edit icon

05 - select edit

Then click the Add icon to add a new resource

06 - select add

Give the Web Application a name, Select SaaS as the type, Enter the URL for your SaaS Service (ShareFile in this Case) and optionally you can add a SAML provider to log you into your service automatically

20 - Saas Site

Click Continue and Done and the shortcut should be available in your Applications Config screen

21 - SaaS in Gateway

Switch back to your gateway and refresh the screen.  You should see your new shortcut

22 - available in portal

Click the link to launch your SaaS application

23 - app run up

That’s it for Part 3 and on how to Add Web Resources to your Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway

Hope this helps some of you out, as always please comment and share and don’t forget to keep an eye out for Part 4!

Laters,
b@m

One thought on “Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway Series – Part 3 – Adding Web and SaaS Resources

  1. Tyron

    Hello Bretty! I was trying to get some more information on UG, but it seems to be hard to find on Internet. Even Citrix documentation lacks information on it :(
    On your example, what is the difference between your Router webpage and Citrix Licensing page? On my Netscaler, I configured the same application as “Intranet Application” and “Clientless Access” to try to identify the differences, but I couldn’t find any! Do you know what are the differences between those 2?

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