Getting started

This page walks you through how to get started with Citrix Workspace Microapps. As an administrator, to get started quickly you onboard the service, set up your first template integration, and assign an out-of-the-box microapp.

Before you begin onboarding, make sure you consult the following articles about how credentials and data are handled and security guidance for deploying the service’s management console:

Sign up for Citrix Cloud

You must have a Citrix Cloud account. For detailed instructions on how to proceed, see Sign up for Citrix Cloud. By default, Citrix Cloud uses the Citrix Identity provider to manage the identity information for all users in your Citrix Cloud account. You can change providers as required. To learn more about defining identity providers and accounts, see Identity and Access Management and Quick start for Azure Active Directory and Citrix Cloud.

Onboard Microapps service

You must have Microapps service entitlement. Follow the following process that is available from the Citrix Cloud screen:

  1. If you do not own the service, in the Available Services section select the Request Demo tile. Complete the form and get access to a free demo within 24 hours.
  2. If you have Microapps entitlement, in the My Services section select the Get Started tile. You can access customer services contact information, view product documentation, and find other onboarding resources.
  3. Once you have finished onboarding with customer services, in the My Services section select the Activate tile. The tile changes to Manage with an Activating tag. Your Microapps service is provisioned as soon as possible.
  4. Once your Microapps service is provisioned and activated, select Manage to open Microapps service and get started.

Enable Microapps service in Workspace

Enable Microapps service in Workspace to enable subscribers to receive microapps. For more information, see Workspace configuration.

  1. After signing in to Citrix Cloud, select Workspace Configuration from the menu.
  2. Select Service Integrations.
  3. Select the menu (ellipsis) button next to Microapps, and select Enable.

Add administrators

Enable correct administrator access to add subscribers to your microapps. Use this delegated permissions process to enable admins to add subscribers. For more information about managing access and subscribers, see Assign subscribers.

  1. After signing in to Citrix Cloud, select Identity and Access Management from the menu, and select Administrators. The console shows all the current administrators in the account.
  2. Locate the administrator that you want to manage, select the menu (ellipsis) button, and select Edit Access.
  3. Select Custom access.
  4. Ensure the following check boxes are selected and then select Save:
    • Under General Management, select Domains and Library.
    • Under microappsNew, select Administrator, Full Access. Granting correct administrator access

Repeat this procedure for all administrators who need to add subscribers. For more information about managing administrators including adding new administrators, see Add administrators to a Citrix Cloud account.

Note:

Granting domains and library admin access allows administrators to assign resources. For more information, see Assign users and groups to service offerings using Library.

Customize Workspace UI

Enable the Workspace UI for Microapps, notifications, and the activity feed by customizing the Workspace UI.

  1. After signing in to Citrix Cloud, select Workspace Configuration from the menu.
  2. Select Customize and then Features.
  3. Toggle the switch to Enabled, and select Save. Enable Workspace UI

Have users set up Workspace app

For your subscribers to use the workspace and access the apps, they must download and use the Citrix Workspace app or use the workspace URL. You must have a few SaaS apps published to your workspace to test the Microapps solution.

The Workspace app can be downloaded from Citrix Downloads. In the Select a product list, select Citrix Workspace app.

Whitelist URLs

If you have an outbound firewall configured, ensure that access to the following domains is allowed:

  • https://*.cloud.com

  • https://*.citrixdata.com

For more information, see Internet Connectivity Requirements.

Review prerequisites for integrations

Before setting up an integration, review the following:

  • Review the best practices to resolve security, legal, and development issues before setting up integrations. For more information, see Best practices for application integrations.

  • Review our specifications documentation for target applications. Each application integration article has a link to its respective technical specification.

Set up integrations

Now you’re ready to set up an integration. Citrix Workspace Microapps has a large selection of out-of-the-box integrations for you to use. For more information about template integrations, see Template integrations and their microapps. Follow the steps to set up an application integration.

Or you can develop your own low-code HTTP integrations from scratch. For more information about planning and building a custom integration, see Build a custom application integration.

Where to go next

It’s time to set up your microapps. For more information about customizing microapps, see Create microapps.

Manage access and subscribers. For more information, see Assign subscribers.