Scoring an A+ at with Citrix NetScaler – Q2 2023 update

In 2016 Ryan Butler created a PowerShell script to update a NetScaler configuration to score an A+ at the SSL Labs SSL test. I updated this script to score an A+ in 2023.


This blog post would not be possible without the groundwork from Ryan Butler and Carl Stalhood. Ryan created the initial script and Carl provided me with a current SSL cipher list for Q2 2023.

Updates and tests

Last year, I had a few new Citrix NetScaler Gateway VPX setups, and needed a fast way to get the SSL settings right. Most of the time I used the script by Ryan, but in the meantime it was outdated. I grabbed the script and the provided SSL cipher list by Carl and got a working copy that immediately scored an A+ at SSL Labs. Sadly, I did not take my time to create a pull request over at Ryan’s GitHub to give back. Today I took my time, to tidy up the code, thanks to the Visual Studio Code PowerShell formatter and write up the changelog. Continue reading “Scoring an A+ at with Citrix NetScaler – Q2 2023 update”