Everything in XenDesktop is done with policies, at least when it comes to giving users access and managing sessions. At this point in the book, we have provided everything you need to know when it comes to giving users access and managing sessions. Now, we need to manage the policies created in the previous chapters. Citrix policies are the best way to control connections, security, and other settings in XenDesktop, and we will discuss them in this chapter.
XenDesktop policies are very flexible; you can create policies for users, groups of users, specific devices, or types of connections. A policy can include several settings; for example, you might want to create policies to perform the following tasks: