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Create or remove Citrix application groups

Jun 05, 2015
An application group is a collection of hosted applications, other application groups, and resources. With application groups, you can provision multiple applications and resources to customers quickly and efficiently.

You can also enable customers to create their own application groups that include the applications and resources that are available to them. To use this feature, the customer must have a user with Citrix Service Administrator permissions, at a minimum.

To create an application group

Before you create application groups, ensure there is a server collection configured that hosts the applications and resources you want to include in the group.

When creating an application group, you have the option to make the group available to all customers (public group) or make the group available to a specific customer (private group). If you choose to make the group private, be sure to click Save & Reload. When you click Save & Reload, the group is assigned to the customer and all of the customer's private applications and resources are available for inclusion. To modify this assignment, you first deprovision the Citrix service for the customer through the Customer Services page. Then, you can modify the application group to assign it to a different customer or make the group public. After you modify the application group, you can reprovision the Citrix service for the customer.

When you assign an application group to a specific customer, you can include the group only in other application groups that are assigned to the same customer.

  1. From the Services Manager menu bar, click Services > Citrix > Configuration > Application Groups.
  2. Under Citrix Server Filter, select the location and server collection you want to use for the application group. Any existing application groups configured for the server collection appear.
  3. Under Group Management, click New Application Group.
  4. Type the name and description of the new group.
  5. In Allocation, select the Default Group check box to include the application group in the Citrix services package that is provisioned to customers.
  6. In Access, configure the application group's availability by performing one of the following actions:
    • To make the application group available to all customers, select the Public Group check box.
    • To make the application group available to one specific customer, clear the Public Group check box and enter the name of the customer you want to assign.
      Note: If you make the application group private, click Save & Reload to create the group and view the customer's other private application groups or resources. You can then include these items in the group.
  7. In Directory Resource, choose one of the following options:
    • Generate creates and names a security group automatically (e.g., CitrixGrp 3).
    • Search enables you to find and select an existing security group within the domain.
    • Custom enables you to create a new security group with a unique name you specify.
  8. Under Applications, select the hosted applications you want to include in the group.
  9. Under Groups, select other available application groups you want to include.
  10. Under Resources, select the network resources you want to include in the group.
  11. In Publish, select Enabled to make the application group visible to customers.
  12. Click Save to create the application group.

To delete an application group

  1. From the Services Manager menu bar, click Services > Citrix > Configuration > Application Groups.
  2. Select the application group you want to remove.
  3. Under Manage Application Groups, click Delete and then click OK to confirm. The option to delete the corresponding Active Directory object appears.
  4. To remove the corresponding Active Directory object, leave the Delete the application group from Active Directory check box selected. To keep the Active Directory object, clear this check box.
  5. Click Delete to remove the application group. The application group entry and Active Directory object, if selected, are removed.

To create a customer-level application group

  1. From the Services Manager menu bar, click Services > Citrix > Customer Application Groups.
  2. Under Customer Management, search for and select the customer for whom you want to create the application group.
  3. Under Group Management, click New Application Group.
  4. Type the name and description of the new group.
  5. In Allocation, select the Default Group check box to include the application group in the Citrix services package that is provisioned to the customer's users.
  6. Under Applications, select the application resources and hosted applications you want to include in the group.
  7. Under Groups, select other available application groups you want to include.
  8. Under Resources, select the network resources you want to include in the group.
  9. Click Save to create the application group.