Citrix Gateway License Types

Citrix Gateway requires a Platform license. The Platform license allows an unlimited number of connections to Citrix Virtual Apps, Citrix Virtual Desktops, or StoreFront by using ICA Proxy. To allow VPN connections to the network from the Citrix Gateway plug-in, a SmartAccess logon point, or Secure Hub, WorxWeb, or Secure Mail, you must also add a Universal license. Citrix Gateway VPX comes with the Platform license.

The Platform license is supported on the following Citrix Gateway versions:

  • Citrix Gateway 13.0
  • Citrix Gateway 12.1
  • NetScaler Gateway 12.0
  • NetScaler Gateway 11.1
  • NetScaler Gateway 11.0
  • NetScaler Gateway 10.5
  • NetScaler Gateway 10.1
  • Access Gateway 10
  • Citrix ADC VPX

Important: Citrix recommends that you retain a local copy of all license files that you receive. When you save a backup copy of the configuration file, all uploaded license files are included in the backup. If you need to reinstall the Citrix Gateway appliance software and do not have a backup of the configuration, you need the original license files.

The Platform License

The Platform license allows unlimited user connections to published applications on Citrix Virtual Apps or virtual desktops from Citrix Virtual Desktops. Connections by using Citrix Workspace app do not use a Citrix Gateway Universal license. These connections only need the Platform license. The Platform license is delivered electronically with all new Citrix Gateway orders, whether physical or virtual. If you already own an appliance covered by a warranty or maintenance agreement, you can obtain the Platform license from the Citrix website.

The Universal License

The Universal license limits the number of concurrent user sessions to the number of licenses you purchase.

The Universal license supports the following features:

  • Full VPN tunnel
  • Micro VPN
  • Endpoint analysis
  • Policy-based SmartAccess
  • Clientless access to websites and file shares

If you purchase 100 licenses, you can have 100 concurrent sessions at any time. When a user ends a session, that license is released for the next user. A user who logs on to Citrix Gateway from more than one computer occupies a license for each session.

If all licenses are occupied, no additional connections can be opened until a user ends a session or you terminate the session. When a connection is closed, the license is released and can be used for a new user.

When you receive your Citrix Gateway appliance, licensing occurs in the following order:

  • You receive the License Authorization Code (LAC) in e-mail.
  • You use the Setup Wizard to configure Citrix Gateway with the host name.
  • You allocate the Citrix Gateway licenses from the Citrix website. Use the host name to bind the licenses to the appliance during the allocation process.
  • You install the license file on Citrix Gateway.

For more details on the Universal license, see Citrix Gateway Universal License

Citrix Gateway License Types