When users log on by using Worx Home from a mobile device, if they are allowed to use a particular mobile app, the mobile app appears in the store.
You can set policies for mobile apps in the App Controller management console. Application policies for Android or iOS apps fall into the following three main categories:
The following list defines the policies that appear in the management console when you configure or edit an Android or iOS app.
In the store, users tap the app to add it to Worx Home. The app icon appears and then the app starts downloading to the device. The device operating system uses the built-in installer to simultaneously install the app on the home screen of the device.
Next, users receive prompts to install the app. When installation starts, the device switches to the home screen. When installation is complete, users can start the app from the home screen like any other app, or they can start the app from within Worx Home.
When users start the app on their Android or iOS device, the Worx Home logon page appears. Worx Home starts and users can enter their user name and password. When their credentials are accepted, the app starts. When users authenticate to the app, users are not asked for their credentials again until the authentication time (set by policy) expires.
When users start Worx Home on their device, Worx Home continues to run in the background for as long as the application policy permits. If users start an app that requires a service from Worx Home and it is not running or in a suspended state, a prompt to authenticate with Worx Home appears. When Worx Home is running again, users can start and use the app.
If you update the app and then upload the new version to XenMobile App Edition, you can define a grace period in the App Controller management console that sets a time limit for users to upgrade the app. The grace period duration gives users a specific amount of time from which they must upgrade the app. If users allow the grace period to expire, the application locks and users must download the new version.
You can disable the app to make changes to the settings. When you are finished changing the settings, you can then enable the app.
When the upgrade is published to the Applications catalog in App Controller, users receive a message about the upgrade when they start the app. Also, users receive a message every time the app starts, prompting them to upgrade. If you publish a critical patch or security update, you can set the grace period to zero, which forces users to update the app before starting the app.
After you upload a mobile app to XenMobile App Edition, the Mobile App Details dialog box appears in the management console. You can then configure the following settings for the app:
On the Details page, the following app details appear. When the app is wrapped, the person wrapping the app defines some settings, some of which you cannot change and others that Citrix recommends you do not change.
On the Workflow page, you can either create a new workflow or select a workflow you configured by using the Workflows tab in the management console. If you use an existing workflow, when you click Next, the Policies page appears. If you are creating a new workflow, when you click Next, the Manage Approvals page appears where you can configure the levels of approvers and additional approvers.
On the Policies page, you can select or specify policy settings. Information about configuring MDX policies for iOS and Android apps are in this section.