Product Documentation

Connect

Sep 22, 2014

Receiver provides users with secure, self-service access to virtual desktops and applications, and on-demand access to Windows, web, and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. Citrix StoreFront or legacy webpages created with Web Interface manage the user access.

To connect to resources using the Receiver UI

The Receiver home page displays virtual desktops and applications that are available to users based on their account settings (that is, the server they connect to) and settings configured by Citrix XenDesktop or Citrix XenApp administrators. Using the Preferences > Accounts page, users can perform that configuration themselves by entering the URL of a StoreFront server or, if email-based account discovery is configured, by entering their email address.

Tip: If the same name is used for multiple stores on the StoreFront server, the Accounts page will make the stores appear identical. To avoid confusing users this way, administrators should use unique store names when configuring the store. For PNAgent, the store URL is displayed and uniquely identifies the store.

After connecting to a store, users can search for desktops and applications or browse them by clicking + (the plus sign) on the Receiver home page. Clicking a desktop or application icon copies the resource to the home page, from where users can start it with another click. A connection is created when they do so.

Configure connection settings

You can configure a number of default settings for connections between Receiver and XenApp and XenDesktop servers. You can also change those settings for individual connections, if required.

The rest of this section of eDocs contains procedures that support typical tasks performed by users of Receiver. Although the tasks and responsibilities of administrators and users can overlap, the term “user” is employed in this section of eDocs to distinguish typical user tasks from those typically performed by administrators.