Citrix Workspace app feature matrix

Citrix Workspace app provides 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 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2210
Citrix virtual apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Citrix virtual desktops Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Citrix Content Collaboration (Citrix Files) Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Citrix Secure Private Access Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Citrix Enterprise Browser (formerly Citrix Workspace Browser) Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No
Web/SaaS apps with SSO Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Citrix Mobile Apps No No No No No Yes Yes No No
Workspace-intelligent features Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App Personalization service Yes No 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 Content Collaboration (Citrix Files) Access Citrix Files formerly known as Citrix ShareFile.
Citrix Secure Private Access With the 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.
Workspace-intelligent features Gives users a unified experience with microapps, notifications, actions, workflows, and virtual assistant to guide and automate the work, in addition to apps, desktop, and files. For Workspace app on platforms that do not support this feature, you can use workspace app for web from your browser.
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.

Citrix Endpoint Management

Feature Windows 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
Auto configure using DNS for email discovery Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Centralized Management settings Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Global App Config service (Workspace) Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Global App Config service (StoreFront) Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App Store updates / Citrix Auto updates Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
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 / Citrix Auto updates Updates from vendor application store and for Windows and Mac through Citrix Auto-upgrade functionality.

User interface

Feature Windows 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
Desktop Viewer/Toolbar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-tasking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Follow Me Sessions (Workspace Control) Yes 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 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
Adaptive transport Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
SDWAN support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Session reliability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto-client Reconnect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Session sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-port ICA Yes 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 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
Local printing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Generic USB redirection Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Client drive mapping / File transfer Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (4) Yes (4)
Feature Definition
Local printing Enables users to print documents via shared or local printers. For Citrix Workspace app for ChromeOS, we support only PDF printing.
Generic USB redirection Enables use of USB devices inside the session.
Client drive mapping / File Transfer (4) Enables use of client drives inbuilt or attached for data storage.

HDX integration

Feature Windows 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
Local App Access Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Multi-touch Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobility pack Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDX Insight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
HDX Insight with NSAP VC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
EUEM experience matrix Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Bi-directional content redirection Yes No Yes No No No No No No
URL redirection Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Browser content redirection Yes No No Yes No No No No No
File open in Citrix Workspace app Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Location Based Services (Location available via API-description) Yes 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 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 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 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
Audio playback Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bi-directional Audio (VoIP) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Webcam redirection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Video playback Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Teams optimization Yes No Yes Yes (x64 only) Yes No No Yes Yes
Skype for Business Optimization Pack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Cisco Jabber unified communications optimization Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No
Windows Multimedia redirection Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
UDP audio Yes Yes Yes Yes (not with Citrix Gateway) 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 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
TLS 1.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TLS 1.0/1.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTLS 1.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
DTLS 1.2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
SHA2 Cert Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Access via Citrix Gateway Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Workspace for Web Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Via ICA file Yes Yes Yes
IPV6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App protection Yes No 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 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
H.264-enhanced SuperCodec Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Client hardware acceleration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
3DPro graphics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
External monitor support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Desktop composition redirection Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
True Multi-monitor Yes 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 client for rendering to ensure server scalability. Deprecated in Receiver for Mac 12.9 release.
True Multi-monitor XenApp or XenDesktop creates the same number of monitors as supported by the client.

Authentication

Feature Windows 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
Federated authentication (SAML/Azure AD) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ADC full VPN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
RSA soft token No No No No No Yes Yes No No
Challenge response SMS (Radius) Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
User Cert Auth via Gateway (via native Workspace app) No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes
User Cert Auth via Gateway (via browser) Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Smart card (CAC, PIV, etc.) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Proximity/Contactless card Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Credential insertion (for example, Fast Connect, Storebrowse) Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Pass through authentication Yes No Yes No No No No No No
Save credentials *On-prem and only StoreFront Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No
ADC nFactor authentication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ADC Native OTP Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Biometric authentication (Touch ID, Face ID) No No No No No Yes No No No
Single sign-on to Citrix Files app Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Single sign-On to Citrix Mobile apps No No No No No Yes Yes No No
Anonymous store access Yes 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, etc.) Enables use of 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 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 Files app Enables single sign-on to Citrix Files app formerly known as ShareFile.
Single sign-on to Citrix Mobile apps Enables single sign-on to Citrix Files app formerly known as ShareFile.
Anonymous store access Support access for unauthenticated (anonymous) users.

Keyboard enhancements

Feature Windows 2210 Windows Store Windows 2203.1 LTSR Linux 2212 Mac 2210 iOS 22.9.5 Android 22.9.0 HTML5 2209 ChromeOS 2209
Dynamic keyboard layout synchronization with Windows VDA Yes Yes Yes Yes (5) Yes (5) No Yes (5) No No
Unicode keyboard layout mapping with Windows VDA No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Generic client IME with Windows VDA Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Language Bar show/hide with Windows VDA apps Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Option key mapping for server-side IME input mode on Windows VDA No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No
Dynamic keyboard layout synchronization with Linux VDA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Generic client IME with Linux VDA Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Language Bar support for Linux VDA apps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Feature Definition
Dynamic keyboard layout synchronization with Windows VDA Keyboard layout synchronization enables users to switch among preferred keyboard layouts on the client device and the same keyboard layout gets automatically set on the Windows VDA.
Unicode keyboard layout mapping with Windows VDA Support Unicode keyboard layout mapping for Windows VDA with non-Windows Citrix Workspace app.
Client IME Enhancements with Windows VDA Enhanced Client IME usability and improved seamless experience for Windows VDA.
Language Bar show/hide with Windows VDA apps Users can choose to show or hide the remote language bar in a Windows VDA app session using the GUI. The language bar displays the preferred input language in a session.
Option key mapping for server-side IME input mode on Windows VDA Provides keyboard mappings for server-side Windows IME input mode keys that aren’t available on Client keyboards. Here the Option key on the Client is mapped to the server-side IME input mode keys.
Dynamic keyboard layout synchronization with Linux VDA Automatically synchronizing the keyboard layout of the Linux VDA with that of the client device. Anytime the keyboard layout on the client device changes, the layout on the VDA follows suit.
Client IME enhancements with Linux VDA Enhanced Client IME usability and improved seamless experience for Linux VDA.
Language Bar support for Linux VDA apps Language bar helps users to select a server-side IME and to switch between server-side keyboard layouts during LinuxVDA application sessions.

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 Only File Transfer feature applies to Citrix Workspace app for HTML5/ChromeOS as Client Drive Mapping isn’t supported.
5 Dynamic Keyboard Layout Sync for Non-Windows Receivers, requires enablement of the Unicode Keyboard Layout Mapping feature on the Windows VDA.
6 Deprecated in the latest release.

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Citrix Workspace app feature matrix