- Create a Citrix Receiver for Web site
- Configure Citrix Receiver for Web sites
- Support for the unified Citrix Receiver experience
- Create and manage featured apps
Citrix Receiver for Web sites enable users to access stores through a webpage. The tasks below enable you to modify settings for your Citrix Receiver for Web sites. Some advanced settings can only be changed by editing the site configuration files. For more information, see Configure Citrix Receiver for Web sites using the configuration files.
Use the Choose Authentication Methods task to assign authentication methods for users connecting to the Citrix Receiver for Web site. This action allows you to specify a subset of authentication methods for each Receiver for Web site.
For more information about modifying settings for authentication methods, see Configure the authentication service.
Use the Add Shortcuts to Websites task to provide users with rapid access to desktops and applications from websites hosted on the internal network. You generate URLs for resources available through the Citrix Receiver for Web site and embed these links on your websites. Users click on a link and are redirected to the Receiver for Web site, where they log on if they have not already done so. The Receiver for Web site automatically starts the resource. In the case of applications, users are also subscribed to the application if they have not subscribed previously.
Use the Change Store task to switch the store that users access through a Citrix Receiver for Web site. Only a single store can be accessed through each site. To switch to a store hosted on another server, select Remote store and specify the URL of the remote store.
By default, user sessions on Citrix Receiver for Web sites time out after 20 minutes of inactivity. When a session times out, users can continue to use any desktops or applications that are already running but must log on again to access Citrix Receiver for Web site functions such as subscribing to applications.
Use the Set Session Timeout task to change the session timeout value.
You can choose minutes, hours, or days from a dropdown menu. The minimum value for all time intervals is 1. The maximum equates to 1 year for each time interval.
Use the Deploy Citrix Receiver task to configure the behavior of a Citrix Receiver for Web site when a Windows or Mac OS X user without Citrix Receiver installed accesses the site. By default, Citrix Receiver for Web sites automatically attempt to determine whether Citrix Receiver is installed when accessed from computers running Windows or Mac OS X. For more information about modifying this behavior, see "Disable detection and deployment of Citrix Receiver" at Configure Citrix Receiver for Web sites using the configuration files.
If Citrix Receiver cannot be detected, the user is prompted to download and install the appropriate Citrix Receiver for their platform. The default download location is the Citrix website, but you can also copy the installation files to the StoreFront server and provide users with these local files instead. For more information, see "Make Citrix Receiver installation files available on the server" at Configure Citrix Receiver for Web sites using the configuration files.
For users who cannot install Citrix Receiver, you can enable Citrix Receiver for HTML5 on your Citrix Receiver for Web sites. Citrix Receiver for HTML5 enables users to access desktops and applications directly within HTML5-compatible web browsers without needing to install Citrix Receiver. Both internal network connections and connections through NetScaler Gateway are supported. However, for connections from the internal network, Citrix Receiver for HTML5 only enables access to resources provided by specific products. Additionally, specific versions of NetScaler Gateway are required to enable connections from outside the corporate network. For more information, seeInfrastructure requirements.
For local users on the internal network, access through Citrix Receiver for HTML5 to resources provided by XenDesktop and XenApp is disabled by default. To enable local access to desktops and applications using Citrix Receiver for HTML5, you must enable the ICA WebSockets connections policy on your XenDesktop and XenApp servers. XenDesktop and XenApp use port 8008 for Citrix Receiver for HTML5 connections. Ensure your firewalls and other network devices permit access to this port. For more information, see WebSockets policy settings.
Citrix Receiver for HTML5 can only be used with Internet Explorer over HTTP connections. To use Citrix Receiver for HTML5 with Mozilla Firefox over HTTPS connections, users must type about:config in the Firefox address bar and set the network.websocket.allowInsecureFromHTTPS preference to true.
Use the Remove Website task to delete a Citrix Receiver for Web site. When you remove a site, users can no longer use that webpage to access the store.