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Launcher configuration device policy for Android

Citrix Launcher lets you customize the user experience for Android devices deployed by XenMobile. You can add a 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 the operational flexibility they need through built-in access to device settings such as WiFi 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.

After you deploy Citrix Launcher, XenMobile installs it, replacing the default Android launcher.

To add or configure this policy, go to Configure > Device Policies. For more information, see Device policies.

Android settings

Image of Device Policies configuration screen

  • Define a logo image: Select whether to use a custom logo image for Citrix Launcher icon. The default is Off.
  • Logo image: When you enable Define a logo image, select the image file by clicking Browse and navigating to the file’s location. Supported file types are PNG, JPG, JPEG, and GIF.
  • Define a background image: Select whether to use a custom image for the Citrix Launcher background. The default is Off.
  • Background image: When you enable Define a background image, select the image file by clicking Browse and navigating to the file’s location. Supported file types are PNG, JPG, JPEG, and GIF.
  • Allowed apps: For each app that you want to allow in Citrix Launcher, click Add and then do the following:
    • New app to add: Enter the full name of the app to add. For example, com.android.calendar for the Android calendar app.
    • Click Save to add the app or click Cancel to cancel adding the app.
  • Password: The password a user must enter to exit Citrix Launcher.

Launcher configuration device policy for Android

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