Extend Citrix Cloud service subscriptions

This article describes how purchased subscriptions for Citrix Cloud services expire and how you can extend your subscription. The manner in which a service expires is different for services that are automatically renewed each month, such as Virtual Apps and Desktops Essentials, and services that do not automatically renew, such as Virtual Apps and Desktops service.

Before expiration

For services that are automatically renewed each month, Citrix Cloud does not send notifications prior to expiration.

For services that are not automatically renewed, Citrix Cloud notifies you at certain intervals when your existing subscription approaches expiration. These notifications alert you to extend the subscription and avoid service interruption. The following notifications appear in the Citrix Cloud management console:

  • 90 days before expiration: A yellow banner appears, showing the services that need to be extended and their expiration dates. This notification appears in the console every seven days or until the service is extended.
  • Seven days before expiration: A red banner appears, showing the services that need to be extended and their expiration dates. This notification appears in the console until the service is extended or the 30-day expiration grace period elapses.

You can dismiss these notifications when they appear; however, they will reappear after seven days.

Citrix also sends you an email notification that includes a list of the services that need to be extended and their expiration dates. Citrix sends this notification at the following intervals:

  • 90 days before expiration
  • 60 days before expiration
  • 30 days before expiration
  • Seven days before expiration
  • One day before expiration

After expiration: Service grace periods

When you service subscription expires, Citrix provides grace periods so you can extend your subscription or remove your data from the service. The grace period provided is different for services that renew automatically each month and services that don’t renew automatically.

Monthly service subscriptions

In the event you cancel your monthly service subscription, Citrix sends you an expiration notification email on the expiration date. The expiration date is the last day of the month in which you cancel the subscription. After expiration, Citrix allows you to continue accessing the service for five days. If you don’t extend your subscription during this 5-day grace period, Citrix blocks users from accessing the service. As a reminder, Citrix sends you email notifications at the following intervals:

  • One day after expiration (five days before the service is blocked)
  • Three days after expiration (two days before the service is blocked)

After the 5-day grace period ends, administrators can continue accessing the service for 25 additional days. If you don’t extend your subscription during this period, Citrix blocks administrators from accessing the service.

Non-renewing service subscriptions

For services that don’t renew automatically, Citrix allows you to continue accessing the service for 30 days after your subscription expires. If you don’t extend your subscription during this period, Citrix blocks administrators and users from accessing the service. As a reminder, Citrix sends you an email notification at the following intervals:

  • 15 days after expiration (15 days before the service is blocked)
  • 22 days after expiration (seven days before the service is blocked)
  • 29 days after expiration (one day before the service is blocked)

The email notification includes a list of the expired services and their expiration dates.

If you extend your subscription during this 30-day grace period, your subscription term begins on the date of the service’s original expiration. For example, if the service expires on May 30 and you extend your subscription on June 25 (before the grace period ends), your extended subscription starts on May 30.

After expiration: Service block and data retention

If the service subscription is not extended during the grace period, Citrix blocks access to the service in the following manner:

  • For expired monthly services: Users are blocked from access. Administrators are blocked from access after 30 days past the expiration date (5-day grace period plus 25 days of continued access).
  • For expired services that don’t renew automatically, administrators and users are blocked from access after 30 days past the expiration date.

Citrix retains any data that you added to the service for 90 days after the service expiration date. If you extend your subscription before the 90-day retention period ends, your administrators and users can access the service with your data intact. Your extended subscription starts as follows:

  • For monthly services, the start date of your first month’s subscription is the date you purchase the extension. Afterward, your subscription automatically renews on the 1st of each subsequent month.
  • For services that don’t renew automatically, the start date of your extended subscription is the date you purchase the extension.

If you don’t extend your subscription before the 90-day period ends, Citrix resets the service and deletes any data that you added. If you agreed to allow Citrix to manage your cloud deployment (for example, when using Citrix Essentials services or the Azure Quick Deploy option in the Virtual Apps and Desktops service), Citrix performs the following actions after the 90-day period ends:

  • Removes all customer-related data from Citrix databases.
  • Deletes all resources related to Citrix Cloud services, including Citrix-managed VMs, that Citrix provisioned in your cloud environment. For a description of the Citrix-managed components that are included in specific Citrix Cloud services, refer to the service’s documentation.

Customer-managed Azure subscriptions

If you are using your own Azure subscription with a Citrix Cloud service, the service installs an app when you connect your Azure subscription to the service. If you don’t extend your Citrix Cloud service subscription, Citrix does not remove this app from your Azure subscription after the 90-day period ends. You must delete this app to remove the service completely from your Azure subscription. You can delete the app using one of the following methods:

  • If administrators are not yet blocked from accessing the service, delete this app from within the service.
  • If administrators are blocked from accessing the service, delete this app from within the Azure portal.

Purchase service extensions

To extend your subscription to Citrix Cloud services, visit https://www.citrix.com/products/citrix-cloud/buy.html.

To complete the purchase, you’ll need your Organization ID, available in the Citrix Cloud management console.

Account Settings page in Citrix Cloud console with Account Settings menu displayed and Organization ID field highlighted