XenApp Secure Browser

As applications are ported to the web, users must rely on multiple browser vendors and versions in order to achieve compatibility with web-based apps. If the application is an internally hosted application, organizations are often required to install and configure complex VPN solutions in order to provide access to remote users. Typical VPN solutions require a client-side agent that must also be maintained across numerous operating systems.

With the XenApp Secure Browser, users can have a seamless web-based application experience where a hosted web-based application appears in the user’s preferred local browser. For example, a user’s preferred browser is Mozilla Firefox but the application is only compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer. XenApp Secure Browser displays the Internet Explorer compatible application as a tab in the Firefox browser.

Deploy XenApp Secure Browser Edition

Deploying XenApp Secure Browser includes the following tasks:

  • Install XenApp, including the Citrix License Server and StoreFront
  • Create a XenApp delivery site
  • Join the provisioned machines to your existing domain

Install XenApp Secure Browser

  1. Download the Citrix XenApp Secure Browser Edition ISO from the Citrix download site. (Citrix account credentials are required to access the download page.)
  2. Follow the install instructions for various XenApp components.
  3. Configure the edition and license mode for the Secure Browser edition after installation:

    1. On the Delivery Controller, start a PowerShell session by clicking the blue icon on the taskbar, or by browsing to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows PowerShell > Windows PowerShell.

      On 64-bit systems, this starts the 64-bit version. Both the 32-bit or 64-bit versions are supported.

    2. Run asnp Citrix to load the Citrix-specific PowerShell modules. Asnp represents Add-PSSnapin.

    3. To check the current site settings and license mode, run Get-ConfigSite.

    4. To set the license mode to XenApp Secure Browser edition, run Set-ConfigSite -ProductCode XDT -ProductEdition BAS.

    5. To confirm that the XenApp Secure Browser edition and license mode is set properly, run Get-BrokerSite.