Using PSloggedon to troubleshoot BlueCoat Single Sign On (SSO)

I won’t go into an introduction of what SSO is and Bluecoat’s implementation of it, there are some good KB articles on this subject. The following article (hopefully to be published soon on the bluecoat KB) explores how SSO interacts with windows and how to use the sysinternals PSloggedon tool to troubleshoot this. Symptom: When … Continue reading Using PSloggedon to troubleshoot BlueCoat Single Sign On (SSO)

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User based access control for Skype

I recently wrote an article for Bluecoat describing how to limit Skype access based on usernames and passwords. The article is available here. This got me wondering if I can achieve the same functionality that the Bluecoat ProxySG offers but using open source programs. In short…. yes we can with a little tinkering. For those … Continue reading User based access control for Skype

SQUID + GreasySpoon : enhancing your proxy deployment with content adaptation

When comparing the two proxy solutions I am most familiar with, these being BlueCoat ProxySG and SQUID, the most striking difference is the capability of the bluecoat to easily change and modify the traffic passing through it. For the Bluecoat-savvy of you, adding a “Web Access” and “Web Content” layer in policy allows you to … Continue reading SQUID + GreasySpoon : enhancing your proxy deployment with content adaptation

IPv6 to IPv4 using proxies : lessons learned

As we progress into IPv6 networks, one of the more common transitory scenarios we will see will be similar to the following: Especially in earlier stages, it is to be expected that isolated “pools” of IPv6 networks will need to communicate with a still predominantly IPv4 internet. One of the many ways of facilitating this … Continue reading IPv6 to IPv4 using proxies : lessons learned

Configuring mutual SSL authentication between ProxySG and BCAAA agent

Hopefully coming soon to an official KB article. Till then, enjoy the following article. Excuse the formatting, I originally wrote this in word, and it didn't convert to HTML quite so nicely. The objective of this KB is to configure mutual authentication between the ProxySG and BCAAA server. Each of these would verify the others’ identity using … Continue reading Configuring mutual SSL authentication between ProxySG and BCAAA agent

Configuring Kerberos in an explicit proxy deployment (BlueCoat).

Hopefully this will get published in the bluecoat KB soon, but till then, enjoy 🙂 It’s centred around Bluecoat’s implementation, but the steps are generic enough to be useful in general proxy deployments. Configuring Kerberos in a Bluecoat explicit proxy deployment. Pre-Setup : Setting up the Windows environment In order to function properly in windows … Continue reading Configuring Kerberos in an explicit proxy deployment (BlueCoat).

Nugget post: PAC file validation

A nifty tool that’s quite useful in catching errors in your PAC [proxy auto config] file is “pacparser”. You can find it here: http://code.google.com/p/pacparser/ The win32 zip file contains a binary executable that you just point to your PAC file and an example URL to test with. It will then use javascript to parse the … Continue reading Nugget post: PAC file validation