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Citrix - Novell single login

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We are currently using a Novell 4.11 network and have recently introduced a Windows 2000 server with Citrix Metaframe XPa.  The server is set as a workgroup as we do not have an NT domain.  The problem I have is that when a user wants to access a published application they firstly login through Novell to the network then when requesting the published app, they have to authenticate to the Citrix box and again to Novell in order to pickup Novell client drive mappings.  How can I reduce the amount of logins or pass through Novell drive mappings without authentication?  
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Novell eDirectory running on Windows 2000. This can probably also work with a W2K workgroup instead of a W2K domain.
With this, you use the Novell pw to authenticate to Citrix - and in this case the user already has the right credentials for doing all needed stuff. Real Single SignOn, so far...

Hope this helps,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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We are looking really for a quick fix solution.  We don't have the capacity to spend any more money.
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See here: http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10025137.htm

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The way we get around not having to authenticate to NetWare all the time is uncheck the setting "Prompt for Password" the connection parameters in the Citrix Connection Information utility --> double click connection name, ica-tcp, ica-ipx --> advanced button --> Auto logon area select Prompt for Password, or go through a Custom ICA session.

To instruct NWGINA and login to accept the proper user credentials make the following registry changes:
          HKLM\Software\Novell\Login
     (new key) DefaultLocationProfile REG_SZ Value: Default
     (new key) TSClientAutoAdminLogon REG_SZ Value: 1

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Thanks Shekerra,

I have done this and it now passes through usernames and passwords through to novell.  Great. But we still have problems when users passwords change in the Novell environment.  The changes are not reflected on the citrix server.  As a rule all users have to change their passwords every 40 days.  How can we overcome this problem.
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But we still have problems when users passwords change in the Novell environment.  The changes are not reflected
on the citrix server.  As a rule all users have to change their passwords every 40 days.  How can we overcome this problem.

Unfortunately you won't be able to overcome this unless you set the password to 'never expire.' Citrix is not able to determine if the password has changed, and aside from that it would be a bad security risk.

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Surely this must be a fairly common problem which other Citrix users have identified.  Is there a third-party utiliy which we could use - albeit at a cost!

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shekerra - points awarded to you ! of the two answers, I thought yours deserved the points.

Thank you both for your efforts - it is much appreciated
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Out of curiosity why the C grade?  I'd have much preferred not to have that on my grade record.

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why grade C ?  In truth I already had your answer through previous webserches.  maybe I have been a little selfish here.  Although your answer was 100% correct I would have assumed most IT professionals setup there user accounts password policy to force period changes.  I would assume the problem that I posed to be fairly common, thus a work around would have been available. instead it seems we have to spend money in order to get a solution to an extermely expensive problem.

Indeed looking back now I feel quite guilty and if there was anyway I could change your grade from a C to an A, I would.
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Thanx D_Codling - that was very sweet.  At the last place I worked at (university) - no pw change was in effect aside from the SQL pw (not Novell)  W/ good security and restricting everyone aside from the admin group to 1 login - we really didn't have a problem.
D_Coding,
I have accomplished this for you.

Thank you
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no problem - I'm glad I was able to change your grade :-)  Hopefully if I have any questions in the future you will not bear a grudge !

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