Oct. 08, 2015
With App Controller, you can provide the following benefits for each application type:
XenMobile App Edition enables the delivery of web, SaaS, mobile iOS and Android apps, along with Windows-based applications from XenApp and virtual desktops from XenDesktop. You manage application configuration and policy settings by using App Controller, with the following capabilities:
You can configure applications and ShareFile access by using the App Controller web-based management console. Within the management console, you can configure the following:
This section introduces App Controller 2.8, announces what's new in this release, discusses compatibility between App Controller, Worx Home, and Citrix Receiver, and lists known issues for App Controller.
The most typical deployment configuration for App Controller is to locate App Controller in the secure network. Users can connect to App Controller to access applications.
The key features of App Controller are:
App Controller 2.8 supports the following new features:
App Controller as a Secure Ticket Authority (STA). This capability lets users open applications in Receiver, such as WorxMail that they want to leave open securely for long periods of time. To enable this feature, App Controller issues the tickets with policies that enable lifetime use unless the ticket expires. You can configure the lifetime of the secure ticket with a different value for each application. For example, you may configure a secure ticket for WorxMail to remain valid for 7 days, in which case users must enter their credentials after a 7-day interval. Or, you may require a different application to have a secure ticket that remains valid for 24 hours, in which case users must enter their credentials at least one time every 24 hours to continue to have access to resources on the internal network. Tickets may be forced to expire if a user is deprovisioned, the users' permission to use an app is revoked, a device is locked or wiped, or an app is removed or upgraded.
When remote users start an MDX application that routes through NetScaler Gateway to the internal network, App Controller issues a ticket that is similar to the STA from XenApp. You configure time-outs for the connection in NetScaler Gateway. This new security ticketing feature provides support for ticketing sessions from Receiver for iOS, Receiver for Android, and Worx Home, as well as for third-party applications that leverage the ticketing capability and are wrapped with the MDX Toolkit. When you configure secure ticketing for an application, App Controller acts as a STA server and issues MDX tickets for Citrix Receiver or Worx Home to establish secure connections.
For details on these policies as well as the entire list of policies for Android apps, see Configuring MDX Policies for Android Apps in App Controller.