Product Documentation

Hosted Apps and Desktops

Jun 05, 2015
Updated: 2014-10-09

For more information about App Studio concepts such as advertisements and isolation levels, refer to the Citrix App Studio product documentation located in the Archive section of Citrix eDocs.

  1. Enable the service (top level) and create user plans: The user plans you create are required placeholders that you will configure at the location level. A user plan is required for each unique advertisement listing.
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Service Deployment and then expand Hosted Apps and Desktops.
    2. Click User Plans, enter a Name for the user plan (such as Default, Common Apps, Health Care Apps), click Create, and then click Apply changes.
    3. Create additional user plans as needed and then click Save.
  2. Enable the service (location level):
    1. Under Service Filter, select Active Directory Location Services, and choose a Location Filter, if applicable.
    2. Expand Hosted Apps and Desktops and then click Save.
  3. Enable the server:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Servers.
    2. If the App Studio configuration server is not listed, click Refresh Server List.
    3. Expand the entry for the server and verify that Server Enabled is selected.
  4. Add credentials: From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Credentials and add the credentials for the App Studio Global Domain Administrator account.
    Note: When adding credentials, encryption is enabled by default. Citrix recommends encrypting credentials when Services Manager is deployed in a production environment. Use plain-text credentials only for debugging purposes.
  5. Assign server roles:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Server Roles and then expand the entry for the App Studio configuration server.
    2. Under Server Connection Components, select Hosted Apps and Desktops and then click Save.
  6. Add a server connection:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > System Manager > Server Connections, select a Location Filter if applicable, click New Connection, and then specify the following information for the App Studio configuration server.
      Server Role
      Choose Hosted Apps and Desktops.
      Server
      Choose the App Studio configuration server.
      Credentials
      Choose the credentials for the connection to the App Studio configuration server.
      URL Base
      Defaults to /cam/v1.
      Protocol
      Defaults to http.
      Port
      Defaults to 80.
      Timeout
      Defaults to 200000 milliseconds. If a large number of applications are published in the XenApp farm, set this value to -1 (unlimited).
    2. Click Save.
  7. Enable the service provider to manage advertisements:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Configuration > Security > Page Manager and set Page Type to Menu.
    2. Under Menu, expand Services and then select Hosted Apps and Desktops.
    3. In the Management Panel under Security Roles, select Service Provider Administrator.
    4. Under Menu, expand Services, expand Hosted Apps and Desktops, and then select Advertisement Management.
    5. In the Management Panel under Security Roles, select Service Provider Administrator.
    6. Log off and then log on to apply the permission changes.
  8. Specify advertisements for each user plan:
    1. From the Services Manager menu bar, choose Services > Hosted Apps and Desktops > Advertisement Management.
    2. From Location, choose a location and then select the check box for each user plan to be enabled for that location.
    3. For each user plan enabled, expand the user plan and select the advertisements for the plan. To filter the advertisement list, select an Advertisement Isolation Mode, which refers to whether (in the App Studio deployment) the farm and workload machines used for the advertisement are shared with other tenants or allocated only to the subscribing tenant.
      • Select Shared workload machines to use farm and workload machines that are allocated as shared among other tenants.
      • Select Shared farm & isolated workload machine to use farm machines that are shared with other tenants and workload machines that are allocated only to the subscribing tenant.
      • Select Isolated farm & isolated workload machine to use farm and workload machines that are allocated only to the subscribing tenant.
      The user plans are enabled at the location level.
    4. Click Apply changes and then click Save.