IIS Certificate for Citrix Presentation Server ver 4.0

Posted on 2009-04-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I want to install Citrix on Windows 2003 Standard Server. I have been told that I need to install a SSL cert on the server so I have purchased one through Network Solutions. I have submitted the csr to Network Solutions and have downloaded the files and imported them using the Certificate MMC as directed on the Network Solutions web site.

Now I'm kind of lost. Am I on the right track?? What do I do next. I am not going to publish a web site on this server. My intention is purely to run Citrix Presentation Server.

How do I verify that the SSL Cert is installed correctly.

Thank you for all of your help.
Question by:virtustech
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    Accepted Solution

    So you can use an SSL certificate in three ways:
    1) use the certificate for SSL Relay; in this case you would be securing traffic from a separate Web Interface and/or Secure Gateway (or CAG).  The Presentation Server is simply the XTE and Application Server.

    2) install the Web Interface and provide access to your Application Server via port 443 and SSL; this is pretty good but not entirely secure.  Even though IIS is securing the page and Citrix could be performing 128 bit ICA encryption (for the session), Secure Gateway enhances security.  

    3) install the WI, CSG, and PS on the same box

    Really, you should have a separate web server from the app server but if usage is light you can combine all roles.
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    by:Carl Webster
    If no web interface you just wasted a lot of money.  You could have setup your own certificate authority in Windows and use your own self-signed certs.

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