Product Documentation

Configure

Sep 18, 2017

Citrix Receiver for UWP supports StoreFront or Web Interface connections to virtual desktops and applications. The following diagram shows local connections from Citrix Receiver for UWP to StoreFront.





The following diagram shows remote connections from Citrix Receiver for UWP to NetScaler Gateway, which connects to StoreFront.




The following diagram shows remote connections from Citrix Receiver for UWP to NetScaler Gateway, which connects to Web Interface.

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These configuration steps allow users to access their virtual desktops and applications:

  • Configure application delivery to enhance the experience for users when they access their applications through StoreFront stores.
  • Configure StoreFront to make virtual desktops and applications available to users.
    Supported versions of Web Interface require no special configuration to allow connections through Citrix Receiver for UWP.
  • Connect with NetScaler Gateway to configure secure access.
  • Connect through a firewall.
  • Provide users with account information.

Configure application delivery

When delivering applications with XenDesktop or XenApp, consider the following options to enhance the experience for users when they access their applications through store. For information about delivering applications using XenDesktop 7, see the XenDesktop 7 documentation.

  • Include meaningful descriptions for applications in a Delivery Group. Descriptions are visible to Citrix Receiver for UWP users.
  • Append keywords to the descriptions you provide for delivery group applications:
    • To automatically subscribe all users of a store to an application, append the text string KEYWORDS: Auto to the description. When users log on to the store, the application is provisioned. If this keyword is not used, users must manually subscribe to the application.
    • To provide automatic subscription feature and also prevent users from using Citrix Receiver for UWP to remove the application, append the text string KEYWORDS: Mandatory to the application description.
    • To advertise applications or to list the most commonly used applications in the Featured list, append the text string KEYWORDS: Featured to the application description.

For information about other keywords, see "Additional recommendations" in StoreFront documentation.

Connect with NetScaler Gateway

To allow connections from internal or remote users to StoreFront through NetScaler Gateway, integrate NetScaler Gateway and StoreFront. This deployment allows users to connect to StoreFront to access virtual desktops and applications. Users connect through Citrix Receiver for UWP.

  • Configuring Custom Clientless Access Policies for Citrix Receiver for UWP

To enable remote users to connect through NetScaler Gateway to your Web Interface deployment, configure NetScaler Gateway to support Web Interface. For more information, see http://docs.citrix.com/en-us/netscaler-gateway/12/integrate-web-interface-apps.html.

Note

Citrix Receiver for UWP is preferred on phones. For a feature-rich user experience, Citrix recommends you to use Citrix Receiver for Windows on laptops and desktops. You can download Citrix Receiver for Windows from the download page. 

Connect through a firewall

Network firewalls can allow or block packets based on the destination address and port. If you are using a firewall, Citrix Receiver for UWP must be able to communicate through the firewall with both the Web server and Citrix server. The firewall must permit HTTPs traffic for the user device to Web server communication. For Citrix Receiver for UWP to Citrix server communication, the firewall must permit inbound ICA traffic on ports 1494 and 2598.

Provide users with provisioning files

StoreFront provides provisioning files that users can open to connect to stores.

You can use StoreFront to create provisioning files containing connection details for accounts. You make these files available to your users to enable them to configure Citrix Receiver for UWP automatically. Open the file to configure Citrix Receiver for UWP after installation. If you configure Receiver for websites, users can also obtain Receiver provisioning files from those sites.

Configure email-based account discovery

When you configure Citrix Receiver for UWP for email-based account discovery, users type their email address rather than a server URL. Citrix Receiver for UWP determines the NetScaler Gateway or StoreFront server associated with the email address based on Domain Name System (DNS) Service (SRV) records. Citrix Receiver for UWP then prompts the user to log on to access virtual desktops and applications. 

To configure your DNS server to support email-based discovery, see the StoreFront documentation.

To configure NetScaler Gateway, see the NetScaler Gateway documentation.

Note

Email-based account discovery is not supported for deployment with Web Interface.

Provide users with account information to type manually

If providing users with account details to type manually, ensure that you distribute the following information to enable them to connect to their virtual desktops and applications:

  • The URL for the StoreFront store or, for Web Interface deployments, the XenDesktop Services site or XenApp and XenDesktop Site; for example https://servername.company.com
  • For access using the NetScaler Gateway, the address for that server

When a user types the details for a new account, Citrix Receiver for UWP attempts to verify the connection. If successful, Citrix Receiver for UWP prompts the user to log on to the account.

When a user navigates to a Receiver for website, the user is prompted to install or log on. Inform users to proceed as follows:

  1. When prompted to install or log on, select Log on. (Citrix Receiver for UWP is already installed, so the user needs to log on.)
    The Receiver for Web window lists available apps.
  2. From the Receiver for Web window, start an app.
  3. When prompted to open or save, select Open.

The app starts.

When a user attempts to start an app from a XenApp and XenDesktop Site, the user is prompted to open or save a file. After the user selects Open, the app starts.

Adding an account

To enable users to set up accounts manually, be sure to distribute the information they need to connect to their virtual desktops and applications.

  • For connections to a StoreFront store, provide the URL for that server. For example https://servername.company.com
    For web interface deployments, provide the URL for the XenApp and XenDesktop Site.
  • For connections through NetScaler Gateway, determine if the user must see the configured stores or just the store that has remote access enabled for a specific NetScaler Gateway.
    • To present configured store: Provide users with the NetScaler Gateway fully qualified domain name.

When a user types the details for a new account, Citrix Receiver for UWP attempts to verify the connection. If successful, Citrix Receiver for UWP prompts the user to log on to the account.

Note

Citrix Receiver for UWP supports only one store configuration on the StoreFront.

Remember my password

The Remember my Password feature lets Citrix Receiver for UWP store the user credentials provided to access the store.

After launching Citrix Receiver for UWP, a prompt appears, asking for username and password. Type your credentials and select the Remember my password option.

If Remember my password is not selected, you must enter your credentials to access the store at every session launch.