Configure user access

Configure support for connections through XenApp Services URLs

Use the Configure XenApp Services Support task to configure access to your stores through XenApp Services URLs. Users of domain-joined desktop appliances and repurposed PCs running the Citrix Desktop Lock, along with users who have older Citrix clients that cannot be upgraded, can access stores directly using the XenApp Services URL for the store. When you create a new store, the XenApp Services URL is enabled by default.

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.

  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 and, in the results pane, select a store. In the Actions pane, click Configure XenApp Services Support.

  3. Select or clear Enable XenApp Services Support to enable or disable user access to the store through the displayed XenApp Services URL.

    The XenApp Services URL for a store has the form http[s]://<serveraddress>/Citrix/<storename>/PNAgent/config.xml*, where serveraddress is the fully qualified domain name of the server or load balancing environment for your StoreFront deployment and storename is the name specified for the store when it was created.

  4. If you enable XenApp Services Support, optionally specify a default store in your StoreFront deployment for users with the Citrix Online plug-in.

    Specify a Default store so that your users can configure the Citrix Online plug-in with the server URL or load-balanced URL of the StoreFront deployment, rather than the XenApp Services URL for a particular store.

Disable or enable workspace control reconnect

Workspace control enables applications to follow users as they move between devices. This allows, for example, clinicians in hospitals to move from workstation to workstation without having to restart their applications on each device.

StoreFront contains a configuration to disable workspace control reconnect in the Store Service for Citrix Workspace app. Manage this feature by using the StoreFront console or PowerShell.

Use the StoreFront management console

  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 and, in the Actions pane, click Configure Store Settings.
  3. Select Advanced Settings and check or uncheck Allow session reconnect.

Use PowerShell

Close the Administration Console then run the following code snippet to import the StoreFront PowerShell modules:

$dsInstallProp = Get-ItemProperty `
-Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Citrix\DeliveryServicesManagement -Name InstallDir
$dsInstallDir = $dsInstallProp.InstallDir
& $dsInstallDir\..\Scripts\ImportModules.ps1

Then the PowerShell command Set-DSAllowSessionReconnect turns Workspace control reconnect on or off.

Syntax

Set-DSAllowSessionReconnect [[-SiteId] <Int64>] [[-VirtualPath] <String> ] [[-IsAllowed] <Boolean>]

For example, to turn off workspace control reconnect for a store in /Citrix/Store, the following command configures the store:

Set-DSAllowSessionReconnect -SiteId 1 -VirtualPath /Citrix/Store -IsAllowed $false

Configure user subscriptions

Use the User Subscriptions task to do select one of the following options:

  • Require users to subscribe to applications before using them (Self Service Store).
  • Enable users to receive all applications when they connect to the store (Mandatory Store).

Disabling user subscriptions for a store within StoreFront also prevents the display of the Favorites tab to users in Citrix Workspace app. Disabling subscriptions does not delete the Store subscription data. Re-enabling subscriptions for the store will allow the user to see their subscribed apps in Favorites whenever they next log on.

  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 and, in the results pane, select a store. In the Actions pane, click Configure Store Settings > User Subscriptions to toggle the user subscriptions feature off or on.
  3. Choose Enable user subscriptions (Self Service Store) to make users subscribe to the applications to use them. Any previously specified subscriptions are still available.
  4. Choose Disable user subscriptions (Mandatory Store) to make all applications published to the users available on the Home screen without users subscribing to them. Their subscriptions are not deleted and they can recover them if you re-enable the feature.

localized image

In StoreFront 3.5 or later, you can use the following PowerShell script to configure user subscriptions for a store:

$StoreObject = Get-STFStoreService -SiteID 1 -VirtualPath "/citrix/<yourstore>"
Set-STFStoreService -StoreService $StoreObject -LockedDown $True -Confirm:$False

For more information on Get-STFStoreService, see https://developer-docs.citrix.com/projects/storefront-powershell-sdk/en/latest/Get-STFStoreService/