What’s new

What’s new in 13.10

Logging enhancements

Logging enhancements feature is an extension of Better logging. Logging support is being introduced for the Connection Center, Graphics (thinwire), and End User Experience Monitoring (EUEM) modules. This enhancement helps users troubleshoot, and - in cases of complicated issues - facilitate the support team’s job by using detailed logs.

For information about enabling logging, see Enabling logging.

Cryptographic update

This feature is an important change to the secure communication protocol. Cipher suites with the prefix TLS_RSA_ do not offer forward secrecy. These cipher suites are now generally deprecated by the industry. However, to support backward compatibility with older versions of XenApp and XenDesktop, Citrix Workspace App for Linux has an option to enable these cipher suites. For more information, see Configuring deprecated cipher suites.

Multi-monitor layout persistence

This feature lets you save the position of a desktop session, and then relaunch it in the same position. This feature avoids the overhead of repositioning sessions at every launch. It empowers you to dynamically adjust and save the layout information across endpoints, thus optimizing the end user experience in multi-monitor environments. For more information, see Configuring multi-monitor layout persistence.

SoC SDK update

Customers who use the SoC SDK might be required to update the plug-ins for H.264-based session graphics.

V3 Authentication Protocol

“V3” authentication indicates the third major definition of a logon protocol to NetScaler Gateway that is supported by Citrix Workspace App for Linux.

V3 is the standard logon protocol for NetScaler Gateway in combination with the “N-Factor” authentication policy framework that makes authentication steps and the associated credential collection forms completely configurable. Native Citrix Workspace App can support this protocol by building on the Forms logon support already implemented for StoreFront. The web logon page for NetScaler Gateway and Traffic Manager virtual servers also consume this protocol using code shared with Citrix Workspace App for Linux.

For more information, see SAML Authentication and Knowledge Center article NetScaler Authentication.

What’s new in 13.9.1

Citrix Workspace App for Linux now includes GStreamer 1.0 files. These files are not available in the Citrix Workspace App for Linux 13.9 packages.

What’s new in 13.9

Browser content redirection

Redirects the contents of a web browser to a client device and creates a corresponding browser embedded within Citrix Workspace app. This feature offloads network usage, page processing, and graphics rendering to the endpoint. Doing so improves the user experience when browsing demanding webpages, especially webpages that incorporate HTML5 or Flash video content. Browser content redirection is supported on the x86, x64, and ARM hard float (armhf) platforms.

For more information, see Browse content redirection and Browser content redirection policy settings in XenApp and XenDesktop documentation.

Better logging

The Citrix Workspace App for Linux build can now generate and send logs through syslog. This feature allows the handling of messages to be controlled based on their level and origin. Logging support is being introduced for the Connection Sequence (WD, PD, TD, Proxy) and Printing components. This helps users troubleshoot, and - in cases of complicated issues - facilitate the support team’s job by using the detailed logs available. The log output is similar to the current debugging mode.

The logging parameters, log level, log file, log method (sequence, multi-sequential, cycle), and the module to be logged can be configured using configuration files. For information, see Enabling logging.

Support for Citrix Ready workspace hub

Citrix Ready workspace hub provides a secure connection to authorized apps and data. With this release, Citrix Workspace App for Linux enhances the implementation for workspace hub plug-in, which enables support for the Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack and dual monitors connected to a workspace hub.

What’s new