Integrate RSS

Deploy the RSS integration template to follow the Citrix Blogs channel. With this workflow, you remove the need to manually check the website for new content.

You can customize this template to follow the RSS feed of any chosen online channel. For more information, see Customize RSS template.

For a comprehensive list of out-of-the-box RSS microapps, see Use RSS microapps.


We provide two RSS integration templates for your use. We recommend using the newer template in the Integrations category for most use-cases as it provides more power to configure the cached data structure. The second template is found in the Deprecated category.

Review prerequisites

The template provides a pre-filled URL to follow the Citrix Blogs channel: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/. Customize this URL if you want to use this microapp for another RSS feed.

Customize RSS template

To customize the RSS integration template for any channel that you want, you need to split the endpoint URL into its base and its data loading endpoint.

For example, if we take http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/world/rss.xml:

  • The base URL is http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/world/. Replace the Base URL value with this value when you add the template integration.
  • The data loading endpoint is rss.xml. Replace the RSS endpoint Full synchronization name with this value. This can be done before or after configuring the integration template, including the base URL.
  1. To replace the RSS endpoint, from the Microapp Integrations page, select the menu next to the RSS integration, and then Edit. The Data Loading screen opens. If you are in the configuration screen, select Data Loading from the left side navigation column.
  2. Select the RSS endpoint.
  3. Locate the field Name under the section Full synchronization, and replace the X with this data loading endpoint value.
  4. Don’t forget to select Apply at the bottom of the screen and confirm to save the endpoint change.

Add the integration to Citrix Workspace Microapps

Add the RSS integration to Citrix Workspace Microapps to connect to your application. This delivers out-of-the-box microapps with pre-configured notifications and actions which are ready to use within your Workspace.

Follow these steps:

  1. From the Microapp Integrations page, select Add New Integration, and Add a new integration from Citrix-provided templates.
  2. Choose the RSS tile.
  3. Enter an Integration name for your integration. The template provides a pre-filled URL to follow the Citrix Blogs channel: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/. Customize this URL if you want to use this microapp for another RSS feed.
  4. Enter the Base URL.

    RSS connector parameters, name, URL, categories, authentication type, domain, user, password

  5. Leave all other fields disabled and Request timeout set as 120.
  6. Select Save to finish.

You are now ready to set and run your first data synchronization. For complete information about synchronization rules, synchronization that does not meet its schedule and veto rules, see Synchronize data.

For more details of API endpoints and table entities, see RSS connector specifications.

Use RSS microapps

Existing application integrations come with out-of-the-box microapps. Start with these microapps and customize them for your needs.

Our RSS integration comes with the following preconfigured out-of-the-box microapps:

Feeds: Search for and view items.

Notification or Page Use-case workflows
New Feed notification When a user has a new RSS item, the user receives a notification.
Feed Details page Provides a read only detailed view of an RSS item of interest for a user.
View all Feeds page Provides a list of RSS items of interest for a user with a link to view details.
Integrate RSS