StoreFront manages the delivery of desktops and applications from XenApp, XenDesktop and XenMobile servers in the datacenter to users' devices. StoreFront enumerates and aggregates available desktops and applications into stores. Users access StoreFront stores through Citrix Receiver directly or by browsing to a Citrix Receiver for Web or Desktop Appliance site. Users can also access StoreFront using thin clients and other end-user-compatible devices through XenApp Services site.
StoreFront keeps a record of each user's applications and automatically updates their devices, ensuring users have a consistent experience as they roam between their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. StoreFront is an integral component of XenApp 7.x and XenDesktop 7.x but can be used with several versions of XenApp and XenDesktop.
StoreFront includes the following new features and enhancements.
- Support for Windows Server 2016. StoreFront 3.7 includes support for Windows Server 2016.
- Support for Self-Service Password Reset 1.0. Prior to this version, StoreFront supported Password Reset using Single-Sign On. With the release of Self-Service Password Reset 1.0, use the StoreFront management console to allow users to enroll their answers to the security questions that were configured in the Self-Service Password Reset configuration console. For more information see Self-Service Password Reset security questions and the Self-Service Password Reset documentation.
- Support for small form factor devices. The logon UI adjusts to fit the screen of the user's device.
- Zone preferences. Support for StoreFront to pass NetScaler zone preferences to the XenApp or XenDesktop Controller. For more information about zone preferences, see Zone preference in the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.11 documentation.