Product Documentation

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Jul 10, 2017

Citrix 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 Citrix Receiver UI

The Citrix 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 you use the same name for multiple stores on the StoreFront server, you avoid duplications by adding numbers. The names for such stores depend on the order in which they are added. For PNAgent, the store URL is displayed and uniquely identifies the store.

After connecting to a store, self-service shows the tabs: FAVORITES, DESKTOPS, and APPS. To launch a session, click the appropriate icon. To add an icon to FAVORITES, click the “Details” link next to the icon and select “Add To Favorites.”

Configure connection settings

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

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