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Connect to resources from a command line or browser

Sep 18, 2014
You create connections to servers when you click on a desktop or application icon on the Receiver home page. In addition, you can open connections from a command line or from a web browser.

To create a connection to a Program Neighborhood or StoreFront server using a command line

As a prerequisite, ensure the store is available on the server. If necessary, add it using the following command:

./util/storebrowse --addstore <store URL>
  1. Obtain the unique ID of the desktop or application that you want to connect to. This is the first quoted string on a line acquired in one of the following commands:
    • List all of the desktops and applications on the server:

      ./util/storebrowse -E <store URL>
    • List the desktops and applications that you have subscribed to:

      ./util/storebrowse -S <store URL>
  2. Run the following command to start the desktop or application:
    ./util/storebrowse –L <desktop or application ID> <store URL>
If you cannot connect to a server, your administrator may need to change the server location or SOCKS proxy details. See Connect through a proxy server for details.

To create a connection from a web browser

If you are configuring Mozilla, Netscape, or Chrome, connection configuration is normally carried out automatically during installation.

If you need to set up .mailcap and MIME files for Firefox, Mozilla, or Chrome manually, use the following file modifications so that .ica files start up the Receiver executable, wfica. To use other browsers, you need to modify the browser configuration accordingly.

  1. For the .mailcap file modification, in $HOME, create or modify the .mailcap file and add the line:

    application/x-ica; /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/wfica.sh %s; x-mozilla-flags=plugin:Citrix ICA

  2. For the MIME file modification, in $HOME, create or modify the .mime.types file and add the line:

    application/x-ica ica

    The x- in front of the format ica indicates that ica is an unofficial MIME type not supported by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).