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Point to a static page in Citrix rather than a login page.  For Secure Gateway/Web Interface

jnordeng
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We are pulling the plug on allowing our users to access our Citrix farm via Secure Gateway/Web interface.  They will be forced through Netscaler/Storefront.  

To ensure people switch, we'd like to have the initial page show a static page.  I've been playing around with what to point to but not having much luck.  We are going this route as we want to be able to switch back quickly in the event we have an issue with a Region around the world.

Secure Gateway/Web Interface sits on Windows 2008 R2 currently.

Thoughts?
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Sam JacobsCitrix Technology Professional / Director of TechDev Services, IPM
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Create a static web page in the web root (c:\inetpub\wwwroot) of your WI server, and have the default page (default.htm if I remember correctly) point to it instead of /Citrix/XenApp.

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Thanks, we have an html page, so was trying to figure out where to put it and set it.  I'll give that a try.
Sam JacobsCitrix Technology Professional / Director of TechDev Services, IPM

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Post back if you have any problems/questions.

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Hello.  This works great if someone has never been to the page.  But finding with caching, users are still getting logged in and using the old pages.  So my next step is removing all the other default page options, but don't think this will work.  I think users if they have the full path cached will still work, other thoughts?

Thanks
Jennifer
Sam JacobsCitrix Technology Professional / Director of TechDev Services, IPM

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Yes .... if users "deep-link" (have a hyperlink/favorite) straight to the login page, they would bypass the page.
You would need to modify the login.aspx page to prevent that.
What version of WI are you running? 5.4?

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Yes, 5.4  Thanks, That was what I was trying to figure out is where that config is located.  That helps. :)

Thanks
Citrix Technology Professional / Director of TechDev Services, IPM
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Just had another thought as to how you could accomplish this.
Create your static page in the WI site directory (it must have an .aspx extension).
Then, make a backup of the web.config file, replace the name of the default landing page with the name of your new page (without the .aspx extension), and save the page.
Default-WI-Landing-Page.jpgYour users will be able to authenticate, but instead of seeing applications, they will see your static page.
This is safer than modifying the actual login.aspx page, but let me know if that is the way that you want to go.

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That worked great!  Thank you, exactly what I need as I need a way to get users from using the old.

Thanks
Jennifer

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Thank you for working through the kinks with me.  :)
Sam JacobsCitrix Technology Professional / Director of TechDev Services, IPM

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You are most welcome! Glad I could assist.

-Sam