Manual Chapter : About Client Type

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  • 15.0.0
Manual Chapter

About Client Type

The Client Type action determines whether the client is using a full browser, the BIG-IP Edge Client, or another client to access the Access Policy Manager (APM). This action makes it possible to specify different actions for different client types in one access policy and, as a result, to use one virtual server for traffic from different client types. This figure shows the Client Type action as it looks when first added to an access policy.
Client Type
What the Client Type action looks like when initially added to an access policy
By default, the Client Type action includes these branches:
Edge Portal
Indicates that the user is connecting with the BIG-IP® Edge Portal mobile app.
Windows Inbox F5 VPN Client
Indicates the user is connecting using the Windows Inbox F5 VPN client.
F5 Access
Indicates the user is connecting using F5 Access.
Machine Tunnel
Use this branch to configure an access policy to detect the machine tunnel client type.
Edge Client
Indicates that the user is connecting with the BIG-IP® Edge Client or BIG-IP Edge Client app, supported on multiple devices and operating systems.
Citrix Receiver
Indicates that the user is connecting using a later Citrix Receiver client. Use this branch to configure authentication for later Citrix Receiver clients (iOS, Mac, and Android).
Citrix Receiver (legacy)
Indicates that the user is connecting using an earlier Citrix Receiver client (identified with PN Agent). Use this branch to configure authentication for legacy Citrix Receiver clients (Windows and Linux).
VMware View
Indicates that the user is connecting using a VMware Horizon View client. Use this branch to configure an access policy to authenticate View Client using VMware View logon pages.
Microsoft RDP Client
Indicates the user is connecting using Microsoft RDP Client . Use this branch to configure an access policy to authorize resource requests from Microsoft RDP clients.
MS-OFBA Compliant
Indicates the user is connecting using MS-OFBA (Microsoft Office Forms Based Authentication) supported office applications. Use this branch to configure an access policy that allow users to open, use, and authenticate Microsoft Office applications.
Full or Mobile Browser
Indicates the user is connecting with a Windows web browser or a mobile browser.
fallback
Indicates the user is connecting with another method.
APM supports the client types on multiple operating systems. Refer to AskF5 (
support.f5.com
) to look up the supported operating systems and versions in the compatibility matrix for your version of APM.
To create additional branching for a client type based on operating system, you can add a client operating system (Client OS) action on the client type branch.