Product Documentation

About Citrix Receiver for HTML5 1.8

Nov 01, 2017

Citrix Receiver for HTML5 is hosted on StoreFront servers and enables users to access virtual desktops and hosted applications from a web browser. Resources delivered by XenDesktop and XenApp are aggregated in a StoreFront store and made available through a Citrix Receiver for Web site. With Citrix Receiver for HTML5 enabled on the site, users can access desktops and applications within their web browsers without needing to install Citrix Receiver locally on their devices.

When used in conjunction with the centralized customization and branding capabilities of the StoreFront 3.0, users of this Citrix Receiver for HTML5 release will receive a centrally managed app and desktop selection experience from StoreFront. This is the same consistent user experience that can be received by the Windows and Mac desktop Citrix Receivers and Chrome web Citrix Receiver when associated with the StoreFront 3.0.

New in this release


Citrix Receiver for HTML5 enhances support for HDX and SDK sessions by enabling you to customize your delivery model for Citrix hosted apps and desktops through your website. This feature is particularly useful for building a rich app experience in your Enterprise portals; it can be used to provide a rich app experience for users as a service when hosting Citrix Receiver for HTML5 on your web server while launching Citrix hosted apps and desktops from your website.

This feature provides the following benefits:

  • Citrix Receiver for HTML5 is installed and hosted by Citrix Receiver for Web as part of a StoreFront deployment. In previous releases, sessions could only be launched through Citrix Receiver for Web. This feature allows you to host HTML5 clients on any other web server other than StoreFront; users can now launch Citrix Receiver for HTML5 from your own web page.
  • Provides the ability to embed HTML5 HDX sessions in your web pages to provide a rich user experience; hosting the HDX engine in this fashion improves site caching, updating, and sharing of resources among clients.
  • Enables you to launch apps and desktops using both StoreFront and Web Interface SDK along with HTML5 HDX SDK. In previous releases, Web interface users were not able to use HTML5 sessions. Using Web interface SDK and HDX HTML5 SDK, client sessions can be launched from a user's web page.


  • XenDesktop 7.6 or XenApp 7.6, with:
    • Hotfix ICATS760WX64022.msp on server OS VDAs (Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 R2)
    • Hotfix ICAWS760WX86022.msp or ICAWS760WX64022.msp on client OS VDAs (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1)
Note: If you have installed XenApp and XenDesktop FP3 these hot fixes are included.
  • To change file transfer policies: Group Policy Management (GPM) hotfix GPMx240WX64002.msi or GPMx240WX86002.msi on machines running Citrix Studio
Note: File transfer policy is enabled by default. To disable it, locate the policy in Citrix Studio and manually disable it.

Known issues

  • Session reliability behavior is not consistent when using the Firefox browser.
  • Cloud bridge is unable to parse connections.
  • File transfer download does not work in Safari browser.
  • Dragging and dropping to upload a file is not functioning in MS Edge.
  • When file upload/download is disabled using Studio policy, the toolbar continues to display the button for these features.
  • Local PDF printing is not supported with Citrix Receiver for HTML5 SDK
  • If you encounter webGL crashes during an active session launch, disable webGL.