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Sep 07, 2011

What's New

Single Sign-on 5.0 integrates the Single Sign-on Plug-in into Citrix Receiver, simplifies the user experience, enables the Single Sign-on Plug-in to be deployed using Merchandising Server, and includes Simplified Chinese as a supported Single Sign-on Plug-in language.

  • Users access the Single Sign-on Plug-in through the Citrix Receiver icon. Instead of seeing one or more Single Sign-on Plug-in icons in the Windows notification area, users see only the Citrix Receiver icon. The Citrix Receiver icon appears only once in the Windows notification area no matter how many Single Sign-on sessions the user has active. Users manage logon information, pause and resume Single Sign-on, determine whether Single Sign-on is paused, and submit passwords manually using menu options accessed through the Citrix Receiver icon.
    Note: If older versions of the plug-in are installed, additional icons might appear in the Windows notification area. See Installing the Single Sign-on Plug-in for more information.
  • The Single Sign-on Plug-in is required on user devices for full functionality. Unless the Single Sign-on Plug-in is installed on the user device, users might not be able to manage logon information, pause and resume Single Sign-on, determine whether Single Sign-on is paused, or submit passwords manually. See Single Sign-on Plug-in Software Deployment Scenarios for more information.
  • Users exit the Single Sign-on Plug-in by exiting Citrix Receiver. Users exit Single Sign-on by choosing the Exit option from the Citrix Receiver icon menu. This closes the Citrix Receiver user interface and all plug-ins accessed through it.
  • Users manage logon information using the Manage Passwords window. The Logon Manager has been renamed the Manage Passwords window and redesigned to simplify the user experience:
    • Users access the Manage Passwords window from a menu option accessed through the Citrix Receiver icon. One Manage Passwords window appears, containing logon information for applications from all the user's sessions.
    • You configure the Manage Passwords window to display columns for one or more of these attributes of stored credentials: name, description, group, time and date last used, time and date last modified. Users can sort on each of these attributes.
    • The Manage Passwords window has no drop-down menus. The functionality formerly accessed using the options on these menus in the Logon Manager is accessed differently or has been removed:
      Menu Option What happens to this functionality in Single Sign-on 5.0?

      File

      New Logon

      or

      New Logon > Add One Logon

      Users store credentials manually using the Submit option available through the Citrix Receiver icon menu.

      New Logon > Add Multiple Logons

      Users create multiple sets of credentials for the same application by creating the first set of credentials, copying it, and editing the copy.

      Copy

      Replaced by the Copy button in the Manage Passwords window.

      Delete

      Replaced by the Remove button in the Manage Passwords window.

      Properties

      Replaced by the Edit button in the Manage Passwords window.

      Exit

      Users exit the Manage Passwords window using the Windows close button.

      View

      Icon, List, and Detail

      This functionality has been removed to simplify the user experience.

      Arrange Icons By

      This functionality is not available, but users can sort the columns in the Manage Passwords window by clicking on the column heading.

      Refresh

      Replaced by the Refresh link in the Manage Passwords window.

      Reveal Passwords

      Users view one password at a time using the Reveal Password button in the Manage Passwords window. Users cannot reveal more than one password at a time.

      Tools

      Account Association

      Users cannot enable Account Association using the Single Sign-on Plug-in. To give user the ability to enable account association, give them access to the AccAssoc.exe utility as a published application.

      Security Question Registration

      Users cannot reregister answers to their security questions using the Single Sign-on Plug-in, unless you prompt them to reregister. To give user the ability to reregister answers to their security questions without being prompted, give them access to the QBAEnroll.exe utility as a published application.

      Options > Confirm Exit

      Confirmation on exit is controlled through the Citrix Receiver. The Single Sign-on Plug-in does not ask for exit confirmation.

      Help

      Logon Manager Help

      Replaced by the Help link in the Manage Passwords window.

      About

      Replaced by the About link in the Manage Passwords window.

    • The Manage Passwords window has no context menu. The functionality formerly accessed using this menu in the Logon Manager is accessed differently:
      Option What happens to this functionality in Single Sign-on 5.0?

      Copy

      Replaced by the Copy button in the Manage Passwords window.

      Delete

      Replaced by the Remove button in the Manage Passwords window.

      Properties

      Replaced by the Edit button in the Manage Passwords window.

  • Users cannot be prompted to store credentials the first time they use Single Sign-on. The initial credential setup option has been eliminated.
  • The Single Sign-on Plug-in can be deployed and managed using Merchandising Server. If Citrix Receiver Updater is installed on user devices, you can deploy and manage the Single-Sign-on Plug-in with Merchandising Server.
  • The Single Sign-on Plug-in can be deployed in Simplified Chinese.

Known Issues

See Known Issues for XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for known issues in Single Sign-on 5.0.