Citrix Receiver is available on many devices and is a vast improvement on the old mish-mash of online/offline plugins etc. Combining it with the power of Citrix Cloud Gateway and Netscaler you can get a unified experience across all your devices whether you are using an ipad and android tablet , a smart phone or citrix receiver installed on your PC or mac.
A single Netscaler policy and profile can service the Citrix Receiver across all devices (Mobile, PC & Mac) and I’m about to show you how. I’m presuming that you are fairly familiar with the AGEE and the basics of how it works so I’m just going show the profile and policy creation.
To begin with expand the AGEE node within the Netscaler and then the policies node. Right click on the session policy node and click ADD.
Within the expression builder click the Add button and configure an expression to REQ.HTTP.HEADER User-Agent CONTAINS CitrixReceiver as below then click OK.
Click the Add button again and this time configure another expression to REQ.HTTP.HEADER X-Citrix-Gateway EXISTS as below then click OK.
Before continuing now click on the Match Any Expressions button and select Match ALL expressions instead.
Now its time to create the profile so click NEW on the Request Profile menu item.
Leave the network configuration tab blank but in the Client Experience change the Clientless Access to Off, the plugin type to Java and also ensure that the single sign-on to web applications is enabled.
In the security tab set the Default Authorisation to Allow and enable Secure Browse.
Finally within the Published Applications tab Set ICA Proxy to ON, Enter the Web address of your storefront server and also configure your single sign-on domain.
Then all you need to do is click OK to create the profile and then Create to write the policy. Move the policy if you have more than one against a AGEE Vserver so that it has the highest priority and is read first when a device hits the Vserver.
With this configuration you should be able to take any new installation of citrix receiver on a mobile device for instance and point the account creation wizard at the URL of the Vserver, it will then prompt for your username/password and domain and then automatically add the account to the device with any pre-subscribed apps to the the Receiver window.
Author: Dale Scriven
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