Citrix ADC (NetScaler) Customization
Custom branded interfaces for Citrix NetScaler Gateway and Unified Gateway
Citrix ADC (Formerly NetScaler ADC) is an Application Delivery Control (ADC) that has been widely used by many companies especially as an access point to most Citrix Environments such as Citrix Virtual Apps (Formerly XenApp), Virtual Desktops (Formerly XenDesktop) etc. Citrix ADC can be used as a secured logon page with Citrix StoreFront as well as with other web applications especially when come to remote access over internet. No matter what purpose you use it where our Custom Citrix NetScaler ADC branding solution fits for all your needs.
We offer our Custom Interface solutions for Citrix ADC (NetScaler) in 4 ways.
Custom NetScaler logon pages. [Login, logoff and expired password pages]
Custom NetScaler logon with StoreFront Receiver Web
Custom NetScaler login and Portal pages.
Custom NetScaler login and NetScaler Web Interface
Out of these the most popular branding package is “Custom ADC (NetScaler) logon with Citrix StoreFront” as there are most enterprises that uses Citrix ADC (NetScaler) Gateway as the access point for their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops websites.
Other than the above custom interface packages we can offer a simple branding package using the simple branding utility provided in Citrix ADC (NetScaler) management called Portal Theme. It just enables us to place logos, colors on your preference and few others. If you need a simple one then you can go with this Portal Themes but when you need freedom to design layout or place text, links or custom features you can’t use this option where you need to look for the custom branding through files.
We advise you to go with full-fledged customization which increases only a little cost but full fills your branding need. Dart Innovations offers full customization with your company’s brand over the Citrix ADC (NetScaler) screens like logon/logoff, password page, choices pages and portal pages. So the creativity is unlimited here, where we can touch any part of interface and provide each interface element matching your existing web identity or the new design you prefer to go.
Dart Innovations can offer advanced customization over the Citrix ADC (NetScaler) logon page by providing some useful custom features on it. We also offer IAdmin module, a web based managed utility where you can manage all these custom features.
These are some custom features we offer for Citrix ADC (NetScaler) login page
This feature lets you post all your important messages, news and announcements on your Custom NetScaler login page. You can manage these short messages from the IAdmin back end using options like post, edit, delete, activate and deactivate.
This utility allows you to present your important links, resources on your Custom NetScaler login pages. The IAdmin interface allows you to post, edit, delete, activate and deactivate the links. This can be called as company links, web links, bookmarks or useful resources..
This option is placed on the Custom NetScaler login page which helps user to reset password and recover their password by self when they have forgot their original password. It works in the similar fashion of how most Forgot Password reset flow works in web.
Similar to Forgot Password this option helps to recover the username itself for users who forgot their username of Citrix NetScaler /Active directory. This can be validated against their AD email address or phone number. User receives their username in email on completion of successful validation
Password Reset – Admin
This is an IAdmin back end module which allows administrator to reset a user password and send the new password via email. The module clearly validates against your AD password policy and allows you reset the password of a user in a single step. The feature saves lot time by avoiding the need of logging into Active Directory system.
Create Active Directory users – Admin
This is an IAdmin module that lets your administrators to create your active directory users from the web interface itself. You can create users with all user information such as company, email, title, phone and others. You can assign them to specific OU and groups as well. Once created user will be receiving an email with username and randomly generated password.
Social widgets integration
You can integrate your Twitter feed or Facebook widget into your Custom NetScaler logon pages. The widget settings can be managed via IAdmin back end.
The tiny widget allows you to show a RSS news feed on your Custom NetScaler login page. The RSS feed URL can be simply managed from the IAdmin back end module.
These are some widgets we can integrate on your login and/or after login pages of your custom NetScaler login page. These are just few widgets as example but you can come up with your own options to make your custom RD Web interface richer look.
IAdmin (Interface Admin Management Module)
IAdmin is a free module ships with your custom interface package which runs as a separate website. It helps you to manage all your custom features. Example, you can add, edit, delete and sort your announcements or web links using this module. The features like Password Reset By Admin, Create AD Users are IAdmin specific modules. You can also manage email templates that sent during the password reset or user creation from the IAdmin mdoule. We can also add any additional CMS modules such as Manage logos, Manage Promo Banners, or Manage Branding Elements (that let’s you manage your custom logo, background image) or anything you need upon your specific request. The IAdmin has an option called Web Encrypt/Decrypt which provides additional security by allowing you to encrypt your SQL/LDAP connection strings in your web config file.
Our IAdmin Interface ships with all our Custom Interface packages if your package contains at least one Custom Feature. We also like to hear from you if you have a different idea that want to make as custom feature and provide it on your NetScaler login or in any other interfaces.
We customize all versions of NetScaler interface starts from NetScaler 10.0, Citrix ADC 12.0 till Citrix ADC 13.0. We can also help you upgrade your custom interface from old version to latest.
Citrix NetScaler Customization Portfolio
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the appliance by default turns out your interface to default one. To maintain the custom interface persistence on NetScaler appliance reboots you need to follow some additional steps when porting the custom interface on your appliance. Our Install guide usually has steps to do this. We can assist on remote as well. However here is our blog which talks about maintaining custom Interface on NetScaler persistence over the reboots.
Our Custom Citrix NetScaler Package includes of
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