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System requirements for Citrix Receiver for Mac 12

Sep. 29, 2016

Supported operating systems for Citrix Receiver for Mac 12.0

  • OS X El Capitan (10.11)
  • OS X Yosemite (10.10)
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)

OS X releases prior to Mountain Lion are not supported.

If you need a version of Citrix Receiver for Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or prior, see Citrix Receiver for Mac 11.9.x.

Hardware Requirements

  • 110 MB of free disk space
  • A working network or Internet connection to connect to servers

Supported Servers

  • XenApp (any of the following products):
    • Citrix XenApp 7.6 for Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Citrix XenApp 7.5 for Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • XenDesktop (any of the following products):
    • XenDesktop 7.6
    • XenDesktop 7.5
    • XenDesktop 7.1
    • XenDesktop 7
  • Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.4 and 5.3
  • StoreFront:
    • StoreFront 3.0
    • StoreFront 2.6
    • StoreFront 2.5
    • StoreFront 2.1
  • Web Interface:
    • Web Interface 5.4 for Windows with XenApp Services (also known as PNAgent Services) sites, for access to applications natively from Receiver rather than from a web browser.
  • To deploy Receiver:
    • Citrix Receiver for Web 2.1, 2.5 and 2.6
    • Citrix Web Interface 5.4

Supported Browsers

  • Safari 6.0 or newer
  • Mozilla Firefox 22.x or newer
  • Google Chrome 28.x or newer

Connectivity

If your users are running Citrix Receiver for Mac 12 on OS X El Capitan and are having trouble connecting, they may need to upgrade their NetScaler Gateway plugin. For more information, see this article on the Citrix downloads page: NetScaler Gateway Plug-in v3.1.4 for Mac OS X (El Capitan Support).

Citrix Receiver for Mac supports HTTP, HTTPS, and ICA-over-TLS connections to XenApp or XenDesktop through any one of the following configurations.

For LAN connections:

  • StoreFront using StoreFront services or Receiver for Web site
  • Web Interface 5.4 for Windows, using XenApp Services sites

For secure remote or local connections:

  • Citrix NetScaler Gateway 11.0 including VPX
  • Citrix NetScaler Gateway 10.5 including VPX
  • Citrix NetScaler Gateway 10.1 including VPX
  • Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition 10.x including VPX
  • Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition 9.x including VPX
  • Citrix Access Gateway VPX
  • Citrix Secure Gateway 3.x (for use with Web Interface only)

For information about deploying Access Gateway or NetScaler Gateway with StoreFront, see the Access Gateway or NetScaler Gateway documentation, and the StoreFront documentation.

Authentication

For connections to StoreFront, Receiver supports the following authentication methods:
  Receiver for Web using browsers StoreFront Services site (native) StoreFront XenApp Services site (native) NetScaler to Receiver for Web (browser) NetScaler to StoreFront Services site (native)
Anonymous Yes Yes      
Domain Yes Yes   Yes* Yes*
Domain pass-through          
Security token       Yes* Yes*
Two-factor (domain with security token)       Yes* Yes*
SMS       Yes* Yes*
Smart card** Yes Yes   Yes* Yes*
User certificate       Yes (NetScaler Gateway Plugin) Yes (NetScaler Gateway Plugin)

*Available only for Receiver for Web sites and for deployments that include NetScaler Gateway, with or without installing the associated plug-in on the device.

**To use smart cards on OS X 10.10, you must have a least OS X 10.10.2 installed.

For connections to the Web Interface 5.4, Receiver supports the following authentication methods:
Note: Web Interface uses the term Explicit to represent domain and security token authentication.
  Web Interface (browsers) Web Interface XenApp Services site NetScaler to Web Interface (browser) NetScaler to Web Interface XenApp Services site
Anonymous Yes      
Domain Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain pass-through        
Security token     Yes* Yes
Two-factor (domain with security token)     Yes* Yes
SMS     Yes* Yes
Smart card** Yes Yes Yes Yes
User certificate     Yes (Require NetScaler Gateway Plugin) Yes (Require NetScaler Gateway Plugin)

* Available only in deployments that include NetScaler Gateway, with or without installing the associated plug-in on the device.

**Smart card is not supported by OS X 10.10 due to the Apple change in smart card support.

For information about authentication, refer to the NetScaler Gateway or Access Gateway documentation, and the StoreFront documentation, in Citrix Product Documentation. For information about other authentication methods supported by Web Interface, refer to the topic Configuring Authentication for the Web Interface in the Web Interface documentation in Citrix Product Documentation.

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