Citrix Workspace app feature matrix

Citrix Workspace app provides a gamut of features distributed across different platforms or operating systems. With this feature matrix, you can clearly understand the availability of the features across different platforms. In each section, along with the feature matrix, you can find the feature definition table that describes every feature in brief.

Citrix Workspace

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
Citrix Virtual Apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Citrix Virtual Desktops Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Citrix Secure Private Access Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Citrix Enterprise Browser (formerly Citrix Workspace Browser) Yes No No Yes No No No No
Web/SaaS apps with SSO Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Citrix Mobile Apps No No No No Yes Yes No No
App Personalization service Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Feature Definition
Citrix Virtual Apps Access Citrix Virtual Apps through Citrix DaaS or Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops entitlement.
Citrix Virtual Desktops Access Citrix Virtual Desktops through Citrix DaaS or Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops entitlement.
Citrix Secure Private Access With the Citrix Secure Private Access IT admins can govern access to approved SaaS apps. Also, with a simplified single sign-on experience admins can protect the organization’s network and end-user devices from malware and data leaks by filtering access to specific websites and website categories.
Citrix Enterprise Browser Browser delivered with the Citrix Workspace app to access SaaS and Web Apps securely.
Web/SaaS apps with SSO Access SaaS/Web Apps configured using Secure Workspace Access with SSO.
Citrix Mobile apps Access Citrix Mobile Apps aggregated by Citrix Endpoint Management formerly known as XenMobile.
Citrix Mobile App Upgrades Access Citrix Mobile Apps aggregated by Citrix Endpoint Management formerly known as XenMobile.
App Personalization service Allows to have a personalized corporate experience. You can have a custom app name and a co-branded icon for your Citrix Workspace app across the app workflow.

Workspace Management

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
Auto configure using DNS for email discovery Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Centralized Management settings Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Global App Config service (Workspace) Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Global App Config service (StoreFront) Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App Store updates No No No No Yes Yes No No
Citrix Auto updates Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Client App Management Yes No No No Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Feature Definition
Auto configure using DNS for email discovery Enable Citrix Workspace app to be configured via auto-discovered settings.
Centralized Management settings App setting from a centralized service, for example, Google Chrome management or GPOs.
Global App Config service (Workspace) The Global App Configuration service for Citrix Workspace allows a Citrix administrator to deliver Workspace service URLs and Citrix Workspace app settings through a centrally managed service.
Global App Config service (StoreFront) The Global App Configuration service for Citrix StoreFront allows a Citrix administrator to deliver Citrix Workspace app settings through a centrally managed service.
App Store updates Updates from vendor application store
Citrix Auto updates Updates for Windows and Mac through Citrix Auto-upgrade functionality
Client App Management Enables Citrix Workspace app to become a single client app that is required on the end point to install and manage agents such as Secure Access Agent and End Point Analysis (EPA) plug-in. With this feature, administrators can easily deploy and manage required agents from a single management console.

User interface

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
Desktop Viewer/Toolbar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-tasking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Follow Me Sessions (Workspace Control) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Definition
Desktop Viewer/Toolbar Enables in session control of session functions like sending Ctrl+Alt+Del via a toolbar.
Multi-tasking Enables multiple apps and desktops to be used at the same time.
Follow Me Sessions (Workspace Control) Allows users to move between devices and automatically connect to all of their sessions.

HDX Host Core

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
Adaptive transport Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
HDX adaptive throughput Yes Yes No No No No No No
SDWAN support Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Session reliability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto-client Reconnect Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Session sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-port ICA Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Feature Definition
Adaptive transport Enables EDT transport for HDX for improved throughput independent of network conditions.
SDWAN support Enables SDWAN acceleration for QoS, TCP, compression, and de-duplication.
Session reliability Keeps sessions active and on the user’s screen when network connectivity is interrupted.
Auto-client Reconnect Prompts and reconnects the session on connection interruption.
Session Sharing Enables the published app to run over the same connection as other published applications when already running on the same server.
Multi-port ICA Allows support for multiple TCP ports for HDX traffic to improve the Quality of Service.

HDX IO / Devices / Printing

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
Local printing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Generic USB redirection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client drive mapping / File transfer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TWAIN 2.0 Yes No No No No No No No
Feature Definition
Local printing Enables users to print documents via shared or local printers.
Generic USB redirection Enables use of USB devices inside the session. For example, keyboard, mouse, external webcam and so on.
Client drive mapping / File Transfer Enables use of client drives inbuilt or attached for data storage.
TWAIN Allows mapping client TWAIN devices, such as digital cameras or scanners.

HDX integration

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
Local App Access Yes Yes No No No No No No
Multi-touch Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobility pack Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDX Insight Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
HDX Insight with NSAP VC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
EUEM experience matrix Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Bi-directional content redirection Yes Yes No No No No No No
URL redirection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Browser content redirection Yes No Yes No No No No Yes
File open in Citrix Workspace app Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Location Based Services (Location available via API-description) Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Feature Definition
Local App Access Access the local application on a client device inside the session.
Multi-touch Enables 10 finger multi-touch control of Windows/Linux desktops and apps.
Mobility pack Enables native device experience features (for example, auto popup keyboard and local device UI controls) and tablet-optimized desktops.
HDX insight Provides visibility into the session startup/end times using ICA network performance metrics.
HDX insight with NSAP VC Provide visibility into the session startup/ end time using the NetScaler App Experience or NSAP Virtual channel to get HDX insights.
EUEM experience matrix Provides Citrix admins visibility into the logon duration metrics via the Citrix Virtual Desktop that was formerly known as XenDesktop 7 Director.
Bi-directional Content redirection Enables client to host and host to client URL redirection.
URL redirection Allows running of applications locally on the client.
Browser content redirection Enables an entire webpage (a browser’s viewport) to be redirected to the endpoint for local rendering, offloading the server.
File open in Citrix Workspace app Allows opening a local file in Citrix Workspace app using a hosted application (Client to Server Content Redirection).
Location Based Services (Location available via API-description) Enables location information to be used by applications delivered by Citrix Virtual Desktop earlier known as XenDesktop.

HDX multimedia

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
Audio playback Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bi-directional Audio (VoIP) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Webcam redirection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video playback Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Teams optimization Yes Yes Yes (x64 only) Yes No No Yes Yes
Skype for Business Optimization Pack Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Cisco Jabber unified communications optimization Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Windows Multimedia redirection Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
UDP audio Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Feature Definition
Audio Playback Enables server rendered audio playback.
Bi-directional audio (VoIP) Enables use of hosted softphone / voice chat collaboration applications.
Webcam redirection Enables use of video chat collaboration applications using a local webcam.
Video playback Enable viewing of recorded videos.
Microsoft Teams optimization Offloads Microsoft Teams media processing from the Citrix server to the user device.
Skype for Business optimization Offloads Skype for Business media processing from the Citrix server to the user device. For Citrix Workspace app for Android, we support only on Chrome devices.
Cisco Jabber unified communications optimization Offloads Jabber media processing from the Citrix server to the user device.
Windows Multimedia redirection Enables Windows Multimedia to be rendered on the user device, offloading the server.
UDP audio Support for audio input and output over UDP.

Security

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
TLS 1.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TLS 1.0/1.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTLS 1.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
DTLS 1.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
SHA2 Cert Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Access via Citrix Gateway Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Workspace for Web Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Via ICA file Yes Yes Yes
IPV6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Feature Definition
TLS 1.2 Successor to SSL, strong communication channel security.
TLS 1.0/1.1 Successor to SSL, strong communication channel security.
DTLS 1.0 DTLS is a derivation of the SSL protocol. It provides the same security services (integrity, authentication, and confidentiality) but under the UDP protocol.
DTLS 1.2 DTLS is a derivation of the SSL protocol. It provides the same security services (integrity, authentication, and confidentiality) but under the UDP protocol.
SHA2 Cert Ability to use SHA2 certificates.
Smart access Controls access to available apps by using Gateway policies and filters.
Remote access via Gateway Provides users with secure access to enterprise apps, virtual desktops, and data anywhere without a VPN client.
Workspace for Web access Access to hosted applications or virtual desktops using a browser.
IPV6 Enables use on IPV6 networks.

HDX graphics

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
H.264-enhanced SuperCodec Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client hardware acceleration Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
3DPro graphics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
External monitor support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Desktop composition redirection Yes Yes No No No No No No
True Multi-monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Feature Definition
H.264-enhanced SuperCodec Enables streamlined delivery of applications using XenApp/Desktop 7.X H264-enhanced Supercodec.
Client hardware acceleration Enables hardware acceleration for HDX features like graphics, webcam. The use of hardware capability varies with different Citrix Workspace apps.
3DPro Graphics Enables use of 3D professional graphics applications hosted in the data center.
External monitor support Enables use of an external monitor.
Desktop composition redirection Enables graphics command that is remote to the client for rendering to make sure server scalability. Deprecated in Receiver for Mac 12.9 version.
True Multi-monitor XenApp or XenDesktop creates the same number of monitors as supported by the client.

Authentication

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
Federated authentication (SAML/Azure AD) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ADC full VPN Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
RSA soft token No No No No Yes Yes No No
Challenge response SMS (Radius) Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
User Cert Auth via Gateway (via native Workspace app) No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Cert Auth via Gateway (via browser) Yes (4) Yes (4) No Yes No No Yes Yes
Smart card (CAC, PIV, and so on) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Proximity/Contactless card Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Credential insertion (for example, Fast Connect, Storebrowse) Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Pass through authentication Yes Yes No No No No No No
Save credentials *On-prem and only StoreFront Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
ADC nFactor authentication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ADC Native OTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Biometric authentication (Touch ID, Face ID) No No No No Yes No No No
Single sign-On to Citrix Mobile apps No No No No Yes Yes No No
Anonymous store access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Definition
Federated Authentication (SAML/Azure AD) Enables the FAS server for the user authentication that delegates the Microsoft ADFS server (or other SAML-aware IdP) either by Azure AD or SAML.
ADC (NetScaler) Full VPN Builds full VPN tunnel for Gateway.
RSA Soft Token Enables simplified authentication when using RSA Soft Tokens.
Challenge Response SMS (Radius) Enables a use of challenge response authentication for example the use of SMS pass codes.
User Cert Auth via Gateway (via browser only) Enables use of users certificates as one factor for authentication with Gateway, which is for browser-based authentication on Windows and Linux.
Smart Card (CAC, PIV, and so on) Enables use of a standard PC/SC compatible cryptographic smart card for authentication and signing.
Proximity/Contactless Card Enables users to use Citrix apps or desktops by authenticating with proximity or contactless smart card.
Credential insertion (for example, Fast Connect, Storebrowse) Enables users to use Citrix apps or desktops by authenticating with a proximity or contactless smart card. Storebrowse is a command-line utility tool available with Citrix Workspace app for Windows. You can use Storebrowse to customize Citrix Workspace app by scripting the Storebrowse utility.
Pass through authentication Passes user credentials to a web interface site and then to the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops servers. This process prevents users to explicitly authenticate at any point during the Citrix app launch process.
Save credentials *On-prem and only StoreFront Enables save credentials for on-prem and only using Citrix StoreFront.
Gateway native OTP Gateway supports one-time passwords (OTPs) without having to use a third-party server, by keeping the entire configuration on the NetScaler appliance.
NetScaler nFactor authentication nFactor authentication enables dynamic authentication flows based on the user profile. Sometimes, these flows can be simple flows to be intuitive to the user. The minimum version of NetScaler required is 12.1.49.x.
Biometric authentication (Touch ID, Face ID) Enables Biometric authentications such as Touch ID and Face ID.
Single sign-on to Citrix Mobile apps Enables single sign-on to Citrix Mobile apps.
Anonymous store access Support access for unauthenticated (anonymous) users.

Input experience

Feature Windows 2311.1 and Windows Store 2309.1 Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2311 Mac 2311 iOS 24.2.0 Android 24.2.0 HTML5 2312 ChromeOS 2402
Keyboard layout sync - client to VDA (Windows VDA) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Keyboard layout sync - client to VDA (Linux VDA) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Keyboard layout sync - VDA to client (Windows VDA) No No No No No No No No
Keyboard layout sync - VDA to client (Linux VDA) No No No No No No No No
Unicode keyboard layout mapping No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyboard input mode - unicode No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyboard input mode - scancode Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Server IME Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Generic client IME (CTXIME) for CJK IMEs Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Command line interface Yes Yes No No No No No No
Keyboard sync setting UI and configurations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Input mode setting UI and configurations No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Language bar setting UI and configurations Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Feature Definition
Keyboard layout sync - client to VDA (Windows VDA) Enables users to synchronize active keyboard layouts or switch among preferred keyboard layouts on the client device. The keyboard layout on the client device gets automatically set on the Windows VDA.
Keyboard layout sync - client to VDA (Linux VDA) Enables users to synchronize active keyboard layouts or switch among preferred keyboard layouts on the client device. The keyboard layout on the client device gets automatically set on the Linux VDA.
Keyboard layout sync - VDA to client (Windows VDA) Enables users to synchronize active keyboard layouts or switch among preferred keyboard layouts on the Windows VDA. The keyboard layout on the Windows VDA gets automatically set on the client device.
Keyboard layout sync - VDA to client (Linux VDA) Enables users to synchronize active keyboard layouts or switch among preferred keyboard layouts on the Linux VDA. The keyboard layout on the Linux VDA gets automatically set on the client device.
Unicode keyboard layout mapping Supports Unicode keyboard layout mapping for Windows VDA with non-Windows Citrix Workspace app.
Keyboard input mode - unicode Unicode input mode sends the key from the client-side keyboard to VDA and VDA generates the same character in the VDA. Applies client-side keyboard layout.
Keyboard input mode - scancode Scancode input mode sends the key position from the client-side keyboard to VDA and VDA generates the corresponding character. Applies server-side keyboard layout.
Server IME Provides service (or VDA) side Input Method Editor (IME) usability and experience.
Generic client IME (CTXIME) for CJK IMEs Provides enhanced Client IME usability and improved seamless experience for East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean).
Command line interface Users can enable or disable client IME using the command-line interfaces.
Keyboard sync setting UI and configurations Users can choose different keyboard layout synchronization options using the GUI.
Input mode setting UI and configurations Users can choose different keyboard input mode options using the GUI.
Language bar setting UI and configurations Users can choose to show or hide the remote language bar in a VDA app session using the GUI. The language bar displays the preferred input language in a session.
Keyboard layout sync GPO administrative template Administrators can override the keyboard layout synchronization configurations by deploying the corresponding policies from the Citrix Workspace app Group Policy Object administrative template.

Table indicators

Indicator Description
1 StoreFront only
2 HDX 3D Pro reverts to JPEG for these Citrix Workspace apps. 3 Mbps is recommended compared to 1.5 Mbps with H.264 Deep Compression.
3 For NSAP VC, the Workspace app for iOS/Android supports, but for ADC/ADM, the support is still pending.
4 User Cert Auth via Gateway (via browser only) method of authentication doesn’t support Citrix Workspace app client detection. You can open a virtual app or desktop using Citrix Workspace app only if the ICA file is downloaded.

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Citrix Workspace app feature matrix