Product Documentation

Configure

May 19, 2017

To enable users to access resources hosted on XenDesktop and XenApp in their browsers, you must create a StoreFront store and enable Citrix Receiver for HTML5. You must also enable WebSocket connections on NetScaler Gateway, XenApp, and XenDesktop, as required. Additionally, you can enhance the user experience by installing optional components on the machines providing the desktops and applications.

Configuring CEIP

Note

  • When CEIP is disabled, minimal information, containing the installed Receiver for HTML5 version is uploaded; this happens weekly. This minimal information is valuable to Citrix because it provides the distribution of different versions used by customers.
  • When Citrix Receiver for Chrome is launched in a public session mode, CEIP data is not collected.

No user identifiable information is collected from the customer environment with CEIP; collected information includes:

  • System information details like the version of operating system installed version of Citrix Receiver, language, and the browser version.
  • Usage tracking details like statistics of application launch over the course of a week, monitor resolutions, graphics mode, decoder, renderer.
  • Critical to quality details like connection and launch failures and statistics on session connection time. 
  • Configuration tracking details like datapoints tracking to check if a feature is enabled or disabled.

To disable CEIP using configuration.js

In Citrix Receiver for HTML5, the configuration.js file is located in the HTML5Client folder. Edit this file to configure Citrix Receiver for HTML5.

Note

  • Citrix recommends that you back up the configuration.js file before making any changes to it.
  • Citrix recommends using this method only if Citrix Receiver for Chrome is repackaged for users.
  • Administrator-level credentials are required to edit the configuration.js file; after editing the file, repackage the app for the changes to take effect.
  1. Open the configuration.js file and set the enabled attribute under ceip to false.
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To disable CEIP graphical user interface 

Note

You can modify the CEIP settings using graphical user interface only when the administrator has enabled it using configuration.js.

  1. Launch Citrix Receiver for HTML5
  2. From the toolbar, select Preferences
  3. Uncheck Help improve Receiver by sending anonymous usage statistics.

Note

Relaunch the session for the changes to take effect.

Configuring selective H.264

Configuring selective H.264 using the configuration.js file

Note

  • Citrix recommends that you back up the configuration.js file before making any changes to it.
  • Citrix recommends using this method only if Citrix Receiver for Chrome is repackaged for users.
  • Administrator-level credentials are required to edit the configuration.js file; after editing the file, repackage the app for the changes to take effect.

By default, selectiveH264 is set to true.

The configuration.js file is located under C:\program Files\Citrix\Receiver Storefront\HTML5Client. Edit this file and change selectiveH264 to false as shown below.

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To configure PDF printing

The Citrix PDF Universal Printer driver enables users to print documents opened with hosted applications or applications running on virtual desktops delivered by XenDesktop 7.6 and XenApp 7.6. When a user selects the Citrix PDF Printer option, the driver converts the file to PDF and transfers the PDF to the local device. The PDF is then opened in a new browser tab for viewing and printing from a locally attached printer.

  1. If you want to enable users to print documents opened with hosted applications or applications running on virtual desktops delivered by XenDesktop 7.6 and XenApp 7.6, complete the following steps.
    1. Download the Citrix PDF Printing Feature Pack and install the Citrix PDF Universal Printer driver on each machine providing desktops or applications for Citrix Receiver for HTML5 users. After installing the printer driver, restart the machine.
    2. In Citrix Studio, select the Policy node in the left pane and either create a new policy or edit an existing policy.
      For more information about configuring XenDesktop and XenApp policies, see Policies
    3. Set the Auto-create PDF Universal Printer policy setting to Enabled.

Session reliability

With session reliability, the session remains active on the server. To indicate that connectivity is lost, the user’s display freezes until connectivity resumes on the other side of the tunnel. The user continues to access the display during the interruption and can resume interacting with the application when the network connection is restored. Session reliability reconnects users without reauthentication prompts.

Note

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 users cannot override the server setting.

You can use session reliability with Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Note

TLS encrypts only the data sent between the user device and NetScaler Gateway.

For more information on configuring session reliability, see Session reliability policy settings in XenApp and XenDesktop documentation.

Mobility support

To enable the auto soft keyboard popup

To enable this feature, configure the automatic keyboard policy to display the soft keyboard when clicking any editable area:

  1. .Open Citrix Studio on DDC.
  2. Select Policies.
  3. Click Create Policy.
  4. Search for Automatic Keyboard Display and select Allowed.