What’s new

New features

StoreFront 2308 includes the following new features and enhancements:

App protection for hybrid launches (Tech Preview)

App Protection provides an additional level of security by blocking keyloggers and screen capture. Previously this functionality was only available when accessing a store through Citrix Workspace apps for Windows, Mac and Linux. When viewing a store through a web browser, protected apps were not displayed. With this release it is now possible to configure a store website to display apps requiring App Protection when viewed through a browser, as long as StoreFront has detected that the user has a sufficiently new version of Citrix Workspace app for Windows, Mac or Linux installed that will be used to launch the app.

For more information see App Protection.

Known limitations

Currently Workspace app version detection only occurs at first log-in. At the point of launch it is not possible to guarantee that the version of Workspace installed is the same version previously detected and that it will apply app protection. Therefore this features is not recommended for production use.

Advanced Health Check enabled by default

From this release onward, the advance health check feature is enabled by default. Previously it had to be enabled manually.

When used with Citrix DaaS, Advance health check makes StoreFront aware of the connectors present at the resource locations. In the event of an outage, when a user launches a resource, StoreFront chooses an appropriate connector to launch the resource using Local Host Cache.

Fixed issues

This release includes all fixes from 2203 CU7, plus the following:

  • [CVADHELP-22435] A year after detecting that the user has Citrix Workspace app installed, apps are launched in a browser rather than Citrix Workspace app.

  • [CVADHELP-21886] When using the StoreFront Store Service API to launch an app, overriding settings such as audio quality and disabling printers, the settings may affect all subsequent requests rather than just the current request.

Deprecation announcements

XenApp Services

From this release onward, support for XenApp Services (also known as PNAgent) is deprecated. It will be removed in a future release.

XenApp 6.5

It is no longer possible to add new XenApp 6.5 resource feeds using the StoreFront admin console. It is still possible to add them using PowerShell Add-STFStoreFarm specifying the FarmType as XenApp. For Example:

$store = Get-STFStoreService
Add-STFStoreFarm -StoreService $store -FarmName "XenApp" -FarmType XenApp -Port 80 -TransportType HTTP -Servers Xen1

Existing XenApp 6.5 resource feeds can be modified using the admin console.


XenApp 6.5 is not supported by Citrix.

Known issues

There are no new known issues in this release.

What’s new