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XenDesktop StoreFront must accept Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-81431 CXEN-SF-000855 SV-96145r1_rule Medium
The use of PIV credentials facilitates standardization and reduces the risk of unauthorized access. DoD has mandated the use of the CAC to support identity management and personal authentication for systems covered under HSPD 12, as well as a primary component of layered protection for national security systems. Satisfies: SRG-APP-000391, SRG-APP-000033, SRG-APP-000392, SRG-APP-000439, SRG-APP-000440, SRG-APP-000442
Citrix XenDesktop v7.x StoreFront Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-08-28


Check Text ( C-81171r1_chk )
Open the Citrix StoreFront management console.

Select the "Store" node in the left pane.

In the "Actions" pane, click "Manage Authentication Methods".

Select only the "Smart Card" method.

If the "Smart Card" method is not selected or if other methods are selected, this is a finding.

Note: If a NetScaler Gateway is handling authentication, "Pass-through from NetScaler Gateway" may also be selected, this is not a finding.
Fix Text (F-88249r1_fix)
From the Citrix StoreFront management console >> Store node >> Actions pane >> Manage Authentication Methods, select only the "Smart Card" method.