Authentication - AL Test

This test emulates a user login process to the Citrix App layering Manager and reports whether/not the login is successful and how long it took.

Target of the test : Citrix App Layering Manager

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the target Citrix App Layering Manager that is being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the host for which the test is being configured.


The port at which the host listens. By default, this is 443.

Username and Password

To pull out metrics, this test needs to be configured with credentials of a user with Read-only permissions to the target appliance. Specify the Username and Password of such a user in the Username and Password text boxes.

Confirm Password

Confirm the Password by retyping it here.


Specify the name of the domain to which the specified user belongs to. For instance, eginnovations\mpriya.


Indicate whether/not the Citrix App Layering Manager is SSL-enabled. By default, this flag is set to No.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Authentication status

Indicates whether the login to the Citrix App Layering Manager was successful or not.


A value of 100 % indicates that the login has succeeded. The value 0 is indicative of a failed login.

Response time

Indicates the time taken by the Citrix App Layering Manager to respond to the login request.


A low value is desired for this measure.