Citrix Launcher

Citrix Launcher replacement

Citrix is removing Citrix Launcher from the app store in August 2020. To replace Citrix Launcher, you can use features that are already available.

To provision devices as kiosks (dedicated devices):

  1. Add an RBAC role that allows XenMobile administrators to enroll dedicated devices to your XenMobile deployment. See Provisioning dedicated Android Enterprise devices.

  2. Create an enrollment profile with a Enrollment type of Fully managed/Work profile. See To create an enrollment profile.

  3. Create a Kiosk device policy to configure an app to pin to the device screen by enabling the Lock task mode setting. See Android Enterprise settings.

About Citrix Launcher

Citrix Launcher lets you customize the user experience for Android devices deployed by XenMobile. The minimum Android version supported for Secure Hub management of Citrix Launcher is Android 4.0.3. Citrix Launcher and the Launcher Configuration device policy are not compatible with Android Enterprise.

You can add the Launcher Configuration Policy to control these Citrix Launcher features:

  • Manage Android devices so that users can access only the apps that you specify.
  • Optionally specify a custom logo image for the Citrix Launcher icon and a custom background image for Citrix Launcher.
  • Specify a password that users must enter to exit the launcher.

While Citrix Launcher enables you to apply those device-level restrictions, the launcher grants users built-in access to device settings such as Wi-Fi settings, Bluetooth settings, and device passcode settings. Citrix Launcher isn’t intended as an extra layer of security over what the device platform already provides.

To provide Citrix Launcher to Android devices, follow these general steps.

  1. To download the Citrix Launcher app: Go to https://www.citrix.com/downloads. Search for Citrix Launcher. The file name is CitrixLauncher.apk. The file is ready for uploading into XenMobile and doesn’t require wrapping.

  2. Add the device policy Launcher Configuration Policy. Go to Configure > Device Policies, click Add, and in the Add a New Policy dialog box, start typing Launcher. For more information, see Launcher Configuration Policy.

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  3. Add the Citrix Launcher app to XenMobile as an enterprise app. In Configure > Apps, click Add and then click Enterprise. For more information, see Add an enterprise app.

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  4. Create a Delivery Group for Citrix Launcher with the following configuration in Configure > Delivery groups.

    • On the Policies page, add the Launcher Configuration Policy.
    • On the Apps page, drag Citrix Launcher to Required Apps.
    • On the Summary page, click Deployment Order and ensure that the Citrix Launcher app precedes the Launcher Configuration policy.

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    For more information, see Deploy resources.