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CITRIX – Installing Citrix XenApp on Linux

CITRIX - Installing Citrix XenApp on Linux
Citrix XenApp (formerly Citrix WinFrame Server, Citrix MetaFrame Server and Citrix Presentation Server) is a thin client product that allows users to connect to their corporate applications. XenApp can either host applications on central servers and allow users to interact with them remotely or stream and deliver them to user devices for local execution.

Installing XenApp Package
You need to obtain the Citrix XenApp package. Citrix offers an RPM, but for the purposes of this page, I’m recommending the tarball. Thus, these instructions will be based off of the tarball offered by Citrix Xen App Server. If needed you can still obtain the Citrix XenApp tarball by going to www.citrix.com/ and selecting Downloads.

One we've downloaded the package we'll need to unpack it. Go to the location where you saved the tarball and unpack it.

Now run the installation file of the package called setupwfc in the Terminal.

When starting the installation we'll need to provide a setup option. When installing the package select 1, if you're removing the package for some reason use option 2.

The following is providing the directory location where Citrix XenApp needs to be installed. In my case I use the default settings, so I just press Enter. The package will be installed in the home folder of the current user if the current user isn't root. If the user is root the package will be installed in /usr/lib/ICAClient.

If it's a fresh installation you'll probably get the following. Press Enter to create the needed directory.

Press Y and Enter to start the installation.

Accept the License Agreement by choosing option 1.

To integrate the XenApp client with KDE and GNOME, which means adding a launcher, enter Yes.

Firefox Preferences
Now that we've installed the XenApp plugin we'll need to setup a preference in Firefox. Go to Edit, Preferences and select the Applications tab. To use ICA-files from firefox, edit the Open With from Linux ICA and change it to /home/username/ICACLient/wfica.sh or /usr/lib/ICAClient/wfica.sh.

AAA Certificate Services
It is possible that when opening the Citrix Metaframe you'll get an error regaring the AAA Certificate Services. To resolve this issue you'll need to download the AAA Certificate and install the certificate. The certificate can be found on globaltrustpoint.com. After downloading the certificate, copy it to the cert-sa folder in the ICAClient parentfolder.


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