Product Documentation

XenMobile MDX Service

Nov 02, 2017

You can use the XenMobile MDX Service to prepare iOS and Android mobile apps by wrapping the apps with MDX, an app container technology. You then manage the apps with XenMobile. You can use the XenMobile MDX Service to wrap apps created within your organization or to wrap the Citrix XenMobile Apps. For more information about XenMobile Apps, see What's new in XenMobile Apps.

The XenMobile MDX Service can use MDX version 10.7.1 or 10.7.5 for wrapping apps.

For information about MDX, the traditional MDX wrapping process using the MDX Toolkit, and a description of signing assets that are required, see:

Getting Started with the MDX Service

Follow these steps to start using XenMobile MDX Service.

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Sign up for Citrix Cloud by requesting a trial if you do not already have a Citrix Cloud account. For details on signing up, see Citrix Cloud sign-up.

After you set up an account and logged on to Citrix Cloud, on the navigation bar, click Lab Services. Then, under XenMobile MDX Service, click Try It.

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To use the MDX Service

To use the XenMobile MDX Service, upload the application package binary and the required signing assets. Then, verify the app details and modify the attributes, as necessary. You can then download the wrapped application package.

The following sections give more details for iOS and Android apps.

To wrap an iOS app

On the MDX Service Overview page, click Start.

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Upload the .ipa file for the app. The time required for the upload to complete depends on the file size.

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After the .ipa file uploads to the XenMobile MDX Service and is processed successfully, a Verify App Details screen appears.

a. Optionally, change the App Name, Minimum OS Version, and Maximum OS Version.

b. Edit the Description field (required).

c. Select an MDX SDK version with which to wrap the app.

d. Upload the following iOS signing assets:

  • Provisioning Profile
  • Certificate
  • Certificate Password
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To collect the iOS Provisioning Profile and Certificate, follow the steps in this support article: https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX2204801

After the XenMobile MDX Service uses the signing assets to modify the app, the Create Mobile App screen appears. Optionally, you can change the bundle ID of the mobile app.

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Click Next, and the wrapping process begins.

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Download the wrapped MDX application package (.mdx file). You can also download the file later from the Jobs tab.

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To wrap an Android app

Upload the .apk file for the app. The time required for the upload to complete depends on the file size.

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After the .apk file is uploaded to the XenMobile MDX Service and is processed successfully, a Verify App Details screen appears.

a. Optionally, change the App Name, Minimum OS Version, and Maximum OS Version.

b. Edit the Description field (required).

c. Select an MDX SDK Version with which to wrap the app.

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On the Create Mobile App screen, upload the following Android signing assets:

  • Keystore
  • Keystore Password
  • Alias Name
  • Alias Password
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To collect the Keystore and Alias Name, follow the steps in this support article: https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX220480

Click Next, and the wrapping process begins.

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Download the wrapped MDX application package (.mdx file). You can also download the file later from the Jobs tab.

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