Prerequisites for installing
System requirements and compatibility
All devices must meet the minimum hardware requirements for the installed operating system.
Users devices require the latest Google Chrome operating system (OS) to access desktops and apps using Citrix Workspace app. Citrix recommends you use the latest Citrix Workspace app from the Google ChromeOS Stable channel. Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS is supported only on ChromeOS.
Citrix Workspace app now supports ChromeOS Flex operating system.
End Of Life (EOL) Chromebook devices do not update to more recent versions of the Google ChromeOS. The EOL devices do not support all the Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS updates. We recommend and support the latest versions of the Google Chrome operating system.
Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS supports access to desktops and applications through the following versions of StoreFront. Stores must be accessed through Citrix Receiver for Web sites. Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS does not support direct access to StoreFront stores, either using the store URL or the XenApp Services URL.
- StoreFront 2.5 and later
Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS can be used to access desktops and applications delivered by the following product versions:
- XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 and later
Secure user connections
In a production environment, Citrix recommends securing communications between Citrix Workspace for Web sites and users’ devices with Citrix Gateway and HTTPS. Citrix recommends using SSL certificates with a key size of at least 1024 bits throughout the environment in which Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS is deployed. Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS enables user access to desktops and applications from public networks with the following versions of Citrix Gateway.
- NetScaler Gateway 10.5 and later
Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS supports CloudBridge disabling compression and printer compression in addition to using HDX Insight analytics to display in CloudBridge Insight Center.
- CloudBridge 7.4 and later
If you’re unable to connect to the SSL-enabled VDA with Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS, see TLS settings on VDAs. Configure the cipher suites that suits you.
Microsoft Teams optimization requirements
Microsoft Teams optimization for audio calls, video calls, and screen sharing is generally available from release 2105.5 and later.
We recommend that you use the latest version of Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS. By default, screen sharing is disabled. To enable screen sharing, see settings.
VDA version 1906 or later.
For a peer-to-peer video conference call or screen sharing, the minimum requirement is:
- an Intel® Core™ i3 processor with 2.4 GHz quad core CPU that supports 720p HD resolution.