Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Virtual Apps Secure Browser

As applications are ported to the web, users must rely on multiple browser vendors and versions in order to achieve compatibility with web-based apps. If the application is an internally hosted application, organizations are often required to install and configure complex VPN solutions in order to provide access to remote users. Typical VPN solutions require a client-side agent that must also be maintained across numerous operating systems.

With the Secure Browser, users can have a seamless web-based application experience where a hosted web-based application simply appears within the user’s preferred local browser. For example, a user’s preferred browser is Mozilla Firefox but the application is compatible with only Microsoft Internet Explorer. Secure Browser displays the Internet Explorer-compatible application as a tab within the Firefox browser.

Deploying Virtual Apps Secure Browser Edition

  1. Download the Citrix Virtual Apps Secure Browser Edition ISO from the Citrix download site.
  2. Follow the installation instructions for various components of Citrix Virtual Apps.
  3. Configure the edition and license mode for the Secure Browser edition after installation, by performing the following additional steps:

    1. On the Delivery Controller, start a PowerShell session by clicking the blue icon on the taskbar, or by browsing to Start > All Programs > Accessories >Windows PowerShell > Windows PowerShell.

      On 64-bit systems, this starts the 64-bit version. Both the 32-bit or 64-bit versions are supported.

    2. Type asnp Citrix* and press Enter to load the Citrix-specific PowerShell modules. (asnp represents Add-PSSnapin.)

    3. Check the current site settings and license mode: run Get-ConfigSite.

    4. Set the license mode to Virtual Apps Secure Browser edition: run Set-ConfigSite -ProductCode XDT -ProductEdition BAS.

    5. Confirm that the Virtual Apps Secure Browser edition and license mode is set correctly: run Get-BrokerSite.

After completing the installation, further optimize your environment for web app delivery by using the configuration steps specified in the XenApp Secure Browser Deployment Guide.

Virtual Apps Secure Browser