The Citrix Receiver can use a lot of authentication methods. When you implement the fast connect API as described here: https://developer-docs.citrix.com/projects/fast-connect-api-for-receiver-for-windows/en/latest/setting-up-your-environment/ You notice that you have to enable HTTPBASIC within the registry. If you are familiar with this setup you probably know that the other authentication methods will not work anymore. Read more…
A couple months ago I made a post about customizing the cloud gateway.The real name for that product is Citrix Receiver for Web and is part of the StoreFront Express. Digging deeper in the Receiver for Web I found that it is really easy to modify the appearance of that site. You don’t have to change all the original files. Only just one.
Terry Duchastel has made a very clean and easy how-to about branding the site. I’ve borrowed some elements from that post and put it in this simple CSS He has made a couple of links in the logon page for helpdesk purpose. That part is skipped (because I don’t want to change the default html structure). The only thing with that type of branding, is that it will be gone when an upgrade is performed.
When installing the Citrix Receiver you can give the following setup switch: ALLOWADDSTORE=A|N|S
- A = Always, allow adding and removing stores;
- N = Never, allow adding and removing stores;
- S = Secure (https) stores allowed.
When the client is already deployed the following registry key can be changed to change this behavior:
In Part1 I was talking (euhh typing) about the Citrix Receiver and the Self Service Plugin. Today it’s time for the Merchandising server (I will type MS from now on). The MS is an virtual appliance which helps you deploy/update/configure/maintain the Citrix Receiver and plug-ins for Windows and OSX systems. As you can see in Part1 I want to place the MS in my LAN behind the CAG. But unfortunately this is not possible (well maybe it is but I can’t get it to work ) So there are some things you need before you can setup the MS.
Here’s a little blog post about the StoreFront Express (CloudGateway Express) behind a Citrix Access Gateway and the Merchandising server. What I want is to deliver the Self Service Plugin to the end users as easy/simple as possible.
In Part 1 I’m going to show you what the Citrix Receiver looks on Windows and OSX and how the Self Service Plugin looks. There are tiny bit’s about customizing the StoreFront.
Oké here is my lab environment: