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)
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
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
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
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).
Some customers often ask when using a proxy, if it’s possible to redirect one HTTPS site to another. IE will not accept a non-2xx code in response to an HTTPS. Officially, there is nothing more to it, it’s not possible… I have a workaround/hack for this. Please be aware that I provide this to you … Continue reading Redirecting HTTPS sites using ProxySG