The Authentication Agent for Citrix StoreFront is authentication software that provides Citrix StoreFront with methods for authenticating users either inside or outside of the corporate firewall. The agent supports two types of authentication:
SecurID protects access using two-factor authentication with hardware and software-based tokens. When the agent for Citrix StoreFront authenticates users with SecurID, a user is prompted for a SecurID passcode when attempting to log on to a StoreFront store. The agent verifies the passcode against RSA Authentication Manager and, if successful, StoreFront grants access to the protected resource.
- Risk-Based Authentication (RBA)
RBA is a multi-factor authentication method that applies knowledge of the client device and user behavior to assess the potential risk of an authentication request. For authentication attempts with elevated risk levels, users are further challenged to confirm their identity. When the agent for Citrix StoreFront authenticates users with RBA, a user who successfully authenticates is logged on to a StoreFront store and is not required to enter separate credentials.
To extend either form of authentication to users outside of the corporate firewall, the Agent must be used in conjunction with Citrix NetScaler Gateway and the Citrix Delegated Forms Authentication (DFA) feature.