The announcements in this article are intended to give you advanced notice of the XenMobile Server features that are being phased out. We provide this information so that you can make timely business decisions. Citrix monitors customer use and feedback to determine when they are withdrawn. Announcements can change in subsequent releases and might not include every deprecated feature or functionality. For details about product lifecycle support, see the Product Lifecycle Support Policy article.

Deprecations and removals

The following list shows the XenMobile Server features that are deprecated or removed.

Deprecated items are not removed immediately. Citrix continues to support a deprecated item until removing it in a future release.

Removed items are either removed, or are no longer supported, in XenMobile Server.

For information about the mobile productivity apps that reached End of Life, see EOL and deprecated apps.

Item Description Deprecation announced Removed Alternative
Samsung SEAMS container Deprecated support for the Samsung SEAMS container. June 2020 Target: August 2020 Use the Samsung Knox Service Plug-in (KSP) app for Android Enterprise. See Add the Knox service plug-in app.
Database servers Deprecated support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2 and earlier and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 and earlier May 2020 Target: August 2020 Update the system to one of the following supported versions: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP3, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP2, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 CU 13, or Microsoft SQL Server 2019 CTP 3.2.
Hypervisors Deprecated support for Citrix XenServer 6.5.x and earlier and VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3 and earlier. May 2020 Target: August 2020 Update the system to one of the following supported versions: Citrix Hypervisor 8.0, Citrix XenServer 7.0 and later, VMware (ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.5.0 Update 3, or ESXi 6.7 Update 2 patch 10), or Hyper-V (Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019).
Citrix Launcher Deprecated support for the Citrix Launcher app May 2020 Target: August 2020 (remove from the app store) To configure a replacement for Citrix Launcher, see Citrix Launcher.
Citrix mobility apps and Workspace apps for Android 6.x and iOS 11.x Deprecated support for the Android 6.x and iOS 11.x versions of Secure Hub, Secure Mail, Secure Web, and Citrix Workspace app. April 2020 Target: June 2020 Use, at a minimum, the current and prior version of each major operating system platform.
MDX Toolkit and MDX Service Deprecated support for the MDX Toolkit and MDX Service in favor of the Mobile App Management (MAM) SDK. During the transition period, you can use both MDX wrapped apps and MAM SDK developed apps. March 2020 Target: September 2021 To continue managing your enterprise applications, use the MAM SDK.
MDX: Alternative Gateway Server Deprecated step-up authentication for iOS and Android devices. March 2020 Target: September 2021 No alternative
MDX: Micro VPN (full tunnel mode) Deprecated a full virtual private network (VPN) tunnel for iOS and Android devices. March 2020 Target: September 2021 Use the MAM SDK Web SSO mode or create a per-app VPN policy with the Citrix SSO connection type.
MDX: PAC file support Deprecated support for a Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC) file with a full VPN tunnel deployment for iOS and Android devices. March 2020 Target: September 2021 Use Citrix Gateway to connect through a proxy server for access to internal networks.
MDX shared device support Deprecated shared device support for MDX apps. March 2020 Target: September 2021 For Android Enterprise, use shared device support for MDM. For iOS, use Apple School Manager or GroundControl.
Device Administrator enrollments for Android 10 Deprecated support for the legacy Device Administrator mode on Android 10 devices. February 2020 Target: July 2020 Devices running Android 10 must enroll or re-enroll using Android Enterprise.
MDX encryption Deprecated MDX encryption and the MDX encryption feature in the XenMobile console. October 2019 Target: September 1, 2020 Enable iOS or Android platform encryption using our Encryption Management feature with added compliance checking. Ensure you have tested and planned for migration off MDX encryption by July 2020.
Passcode device policy: The No Restrictions setting for Android Enterprise Android Enterprise devices running Android 7 or higher only support a passcode created with character restrictions. If you previously set Required characters to No Restrictions, this update changes that value to Numbers only. February 2019 April 2019 This change doesn’t affect the current user sign-in experience.
Remote Support The Remote Support client isn’t available for clustered on-premises XenMobile Server deployments. January 2019 Target: August 2020 No alternative
Secure Hub Network Extensions for iOS Deprecated the Network Extension framework that allowed you to customize networking features for iOS devices. Secure Hub release 20.3.0 October 2018 March 2020 No alternative
TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 To improve the security of XenMobile, Citrix now blocks any communication over Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1. As a result of its weakening security, the PCI Council is deprecating TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. June 2018 March 2019 Upgrade to TLS 1.2.
Windows Mobile/CE Support for Windows Mobile/CE devices is no longer available. April 2018 Target: September 1, 2020 Use Windows 10 Desktop and Laptop.