If you build IT infrastructure and log-in solutions for your users, you shouldn't forget your responsibility to optimise log-in time and make the user experience easy and hassle free. All studies in this area show that there is nothing users detest more than a slow, complicated log-in procedure. A poorly-built log-in solution can often lead to poor security habits as users simply neglect to log out for an easy life.
SecMaker has collaborated in many large-scale projects in which we have been able to significantly optimise users' log-in time in various ways. With Citrix's new authentication frameworks and the function extension Net iD Connect for Citrix we speed up log-in time considerably because user identification and start-up of the user's applications take place simultaneously in the background.
With the right set-up, Net iD can now identify a user in Citrix Storefront and present applications in two seconds with certificates and smartcards. Net iD can even make sure to automatically start up a pre-selected desktop or application as soon as the identification process has been completed. This is done with the user's individual certificates and PIN codes throughout the process, while maintaining full SSO inside the desktop.
With Citrix FAS (Federated Authentication Services) and Net iD Connect for Citrix, if you log in with a smart card, you can be fully logged in and ready for work in a desktop or application in under seven seconds. It is just as fast as a password, but there are so many more benefits.
Security, traceability, simplicity and, not least, you never have to log in to the computer you want to use for your Citrix link. It works equally well on shared computers and locked thin clients.
Contact Ronnie Johansson for more information about Net iD Connect for Citrix