Product Documentation

System requirements

Sep 23, 2016

Supported OS

The following operating systems are supported by this version of Citrix Receiver for Mac:

  • El Capitan (10.11)
  • Yosemite (10.10)
  • Mavericks (10.9)

Note

OS X release prior to Mavericks are not supported.

Compatible Citrix products

The following table illustrates the Citrix products (and corresponding versions) that are compatible with this version of Citrix Receiver for Mac:

XenApp  XenDesktop   StoreFront   VDI-in-a-Box 

Windows Server 2012 R2:

  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5

Windows Server 2008 R2:

  • 6.5
7.9
7.8
7.7
7.6
7.5
7.1
7
3.6
3.5
3.0
2.6
2.5
2.1
5.4
5.3

Compatible browsers

The following browsers are compatible with this version of Citrix Receiver for Mac:

  • Safari 6.0 (or newer)
  • Mozilla Firefox 22.x (or newer)
  • Google Chrome 28.x (or newer)

Hardware Requirements

  • 130 MB of free disk space
  • A working network or Internet connection to connect to servers
  • Web Interface:
    • Web Interface 5.4 for Windows with XenApp Services (also known as PNAgent Services) sites, for access to applications natively from Receiver rather than from a web browser.
  • To deploy Receiver:
    • Citrix Receiver for Web 2.1, 2.5 and 2.6
    • Citrix Web Interface 5.4

Connectivity

If users are running Citrix Receiver for Mac 12.2 on OS X El Capitan and having trouble connecting, upgrade the NetScaler Gateway plugin. For more information, see this article on the Citrix downloads page: NetScaler Gateway Plug-in v3.1.4 for Mac OS X (El Capitan Support).

Citrix Receiver for Mac supports the following connections to XenApp or XenDesktop:

  • HTTP
  • HTTPS
  • ICA-over-TLS

Citrix Receiver for Mac supports the following configurations:

For LAN connections For secure remote or local connections
  • StoreFront using StoreFront services or Receiver for Web site
  • Web Interface 5.4 for Windows, using XenApp Services sites

Citrix NetScaler Gateway:

  • 11.1 including VPX
  • 11.0 including VPX
  • 10.5 including VPX
Citrix Access Gateway:
  • Enterprise Edition 10.x including VPX
  • Enterprise Edition 9.x including VPX
  • VPX

Citrix Secure Gateway 3.x (for use with Web Interface only)

For information about deploying Access Gateway or NetScaler Gateway with StoreFront, see the Access Gateway or NetScaler Gateway documentation, and the StoreFront documentation.

Authentication

For connections to StoreFront, Receiver supports the following authentication methods:
  Receiver for Web using browsers StoreFront Services site (native) StoreFront XenApp Services site (native) NetScaler to Receiver for Web (browser) NetScaler to StoreFront Services site (native)
Anonymous Yes Yes      
Domain Yes Yes   Yes* Yes*
Domain pass-through          
Security token       Yes* Yes*
Two-factor (domain with security token)       Yes* Yes*
SMS       Yes* Yes*
Smart card** Yes     Yes*  
User certificate       Yes (NetScaler Gateway Plugin) Yes (NetScaler Gateway Plugin)

*Available only for Receiver for Web sites and for deployments that include NetScaler Gateway, with or without installing the associated plug-in on the device.

**To use smart cards on OS X 10.10, you must have a least OS X 10.10.2 installed.

For connections to the Web Interface 5.4, Receiver supports the following authentication methods:
Note: Web Interface uses the term Explicit to represent domain and security token authentication.
  Web Interface (browsers) Web Interface XenApp Services site NetScaler to Web Interface (browser) NetScaler to Web Interface XenApp Services site
Anonymous Yes      
Domain Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain pass-through        
Security token     Yes* Yes
Two-factor (domain with security token)     Yes* Yes
SMS     Yes* Yes
Smart card** Yes Yes Yes Yes
User certificate     Yes (Require NetScaler Gateway Plugin) Yes (Require NetScaler Gateway Plugin)

* Available only in deployments that include NetScaler Gateway, with or without installing the associated plug-in on the device.