Product Documentation

Support for the unified Citrix Receiver experience

Oct 01, 2015

StoreFront supports both the classic and  unified user experiences. With the classic experience, each receiver platform is responsible for delivering its own user experience. The new unified experience delivers a centrally managed HTML5 user experience to all web and native receivers. This supports customization and featured app groups management.

Stores created using this version of StoreFront use the unified experience by default, but for upgrades Citrix retains the classic experience by default. To support the unified experience you must associate a StoreFront store with a Receiver for Web site, and that site must be configured to use the unified experience.

Use the StoreFront management console to do the following Citrix Receiver for Web related tasks:

  • Create a Citrix Receiver for Web site.
  • Change the Citrix Receiver for Web site experience.
  • Select a unified Citrix Receiver for Web site to associate with the store.
  • Customize the Receiver appearance.
Important: In multiple server deployments, use only one server at a time to make changes to the configuration of the server group. Ensure that the Citrix StoreFront management console is not running on any of the other servers in the deployment. Once complete, propagate your configuration changes to the server group so that the other servers in the deployment are updated.

Note

If using XenApp 6.x, applications set to Stream to client or Streamed if possible, otherwise accessed from a server are not supported with the unified experience enabled.

Create a Citrix Receiver for Web website

A Citrix Receiver for Web site is created automatically, whenever you create a store. You can also create additional Receiver for Web sites using this procedure.

  1. On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
  2. Select the Receiver for Web node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console and, in the Actions pane, click Create Website.
  3. On the Create Website page, select Receiver for Web and click Next.
  4. On the Web Access page, choose the store, specify a store address and website path, and click Next.
  5. On the Website Appearance page, customize how the website displays after logging on.

Change the Citrix Receiver experience

You can select if a Citrix Receiver for Web website delivers the classic or unified experience. Note that enabling the classic experience disables the advanced customizations and featured app group management.

  1. On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
  2. Select the Receiver for Web node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console, select the store that you want to change in the center pane, and click Disable Classic Receiver Experience in the Actions pane.
  3. To revert to the classic Receiver, click Enable Classic Receiver Experience.

 

Select a unified Citrix Receiver for Web site to associate with the store

When a new store is created using StoreFront, a Citrix Receiver for Web site in unified mode is automatically created and associated with the store. However if you upgrade from a previous version of StoreFront, it defaults to the classic experience.

To select a Citrix Receiver for Web site to provide the unified experience for a store, you must have at least one Citrix Receiver for Web site created with the classic experience disabled.

  1. On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
  2. Select the Stores node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console, select a store in the center pane, and click Set Receiver for Web as Default in the Actions pane. Only websites that support the unified experience (classic experience disabled) can be used for setting as the default for the store. If you do not have a Citrix Receiver for Web website created, a message displays including a link to the Create a new Receiver for Web website wizard. You can also change an existing Receiver for Web site into a Receiver for Web website. See Change the Citrix Receiver experience.
  3. When you have a Citrix Receiver for Web site created, choose Set Receiver for Web as a default for this store and choose the specific website.

Customize the Citrix Receiver appearance

To customize the Citrix Receiver appearance, your Citrix Receiver for Web website must have classic receiver experience disabled and the store must be set for the unified Citrix Receiver experience. 

  1. On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
  2. Select the Receiver for Web node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console, select a store in the center pane, and click Customize Receiver Appearance in the Actions pane.
  3. Make selections in the Customize Receiver Appearance page to customize how the website displays after logging on.
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