Netscaler – Customizing messages when using “Enhanced authentication feedback” with RfWebUI Theme

Some customers want to be able to provide more feedback to users when, for some reason, their logon to Netscaler fails or if the new password they specify during password change does not meet the AD’s password complexity requirements. Citrix has published the article https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX223404 that specifies how you can customize the message strings. However,…



Brief walk-through of Robocopy

I have stumbled upon technical scenarios which required special maneuvers requiring skills I did not possess. After some reading I was able to conclude that Windows environments have several ways to copy files from a to b: good old ctrl +c and ctrl +v, xcopy, Copy-Item and robocopy. I was aware of the first one,…



No more Basic Authentication for Exchange Online – what does that mean for us?

Microsoft recently announced that they are turning off Basic Authentication in Exchange Online on October 13, 2020. This means a year for customers to adapt. But what does this mean in reality? In short, no more Basic Auth for: ActiveSync POP/IMAP Remote PowerShell This also means you will not be able to use app passwords (which…



Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1909

Autumn is around the corner and Citrix has blessed our cold season with a new release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. Below is a selection of changes implemented in release 1909: Director & Studio Machine Catalog tags Note: Only configurable from within PowerShell Delivery Group – Maximum delay timer for scheduled restarts can now be…



Level up your incident response with DatAlert and Varonis

Varonis offers a great product that can be used for threat detection and response. It will help you identify and handle security incidents faster and more effective and it’s called DatAlert. In this blog post I’m going to discuss some of its features. With the DatAlert Suite added to your existing Varonis environment you can…



Powershell in the Cloud – Part 2 – Azure Function App – Creating HTTP APIs with Powershell

This is the second post of the Powershell in the Cloud series, and will focus on executing Powershell code from Azure Function App. If you haven’t read part 1, I highly recommend it as we will be referencing to it PART 1 – Azure Automation – Managing your Infrastructure from the Cloud Disclaimer: As of…



Powershell in the Cloud – Part 1 – Azure Automation – Managing your Infrastructure from the Cloud

I recently held a talk about Powershell in the Cloud in Powershell User Group Sweden, this 3 part series is an attempt to refine and expand on that talk. The series will focus on the functionality rather than the code behind it as I want the content to be accessible for not anyone, whether you…



Citrix ADC autoscale in AWS with terraform and Azure Pipelines

Citrix has released a feature that makes it possible to autoscale your Citrix ADCs (previously NetScaler) in AWS using their Citrix Application Delivery Management. You can read more about this feature here. The overview from Citrix looks like this: We have been using the autoscale solution and to make it easier for everyone else to…



Useful Netscaler CLI commands, particularly for diagnostics/troubleshooting

Over the last couple of years of working with the Citrix Netscaler product I’ve been noting down Netscaler cmds that I’ve found useful in various scenarios. The list of cmds I have saved up is quite big now, and I figured it would be helpful for other Netscaler admins to know about some of these….