To configure VMware Identity Manager for NetScaler, you need to specify a Secure Ticket Authority (STA) server for each XenApp farm in your Citrix deployment. The STA server is used to generate and validate STA tickets during the application or desktop launch process.

About this task

When a user launches an application or desktop, VMware Identity Manager obtains a ticket from the STA server. The ticket is presented to NetScaler, along with other information, and NetScaler validates the ticket with the STA server before establishing a secure connection to the XenApp farm.


You have integrated Citrix published resources with VMware Identity Manager.


  1. In the VMware Identity Manager administration console, select the Catalog > Virtual Apps Collection tab.
  2. Click the collection that contains the XenApp farm for which you want to specify an STA server.
  3. Scroll to the Server Farms section and specify one or more STA servers for the server farm.
    1. In the STA Server field, enter the STA server URL in the following format.


      For example:

      Only alphanumeric characters, period (.), and hyphen (-), are allowed in the URL.

    2. Click Add To List.

      The server appears in the XenApp STA Servers list.

    3. Enter additional STA servers, if necessary. For example, you may want to specify a second STA server for failover purposes.
    4. If you added multiple STA servers, select the failover order in the XenApp STA Servers field.
  4. Click Save.
  5. If there are multiple XenApp farms in your deployment, specify an STA server for each farm.

What to do next

Configure policies for specific network IP ranges that specify that launch traffic should be routed through NetScaler to the XenApp server.