Blending local Linux apps into the Citrix XenDesktop Virtual Desktop

With the XenDesktop 7 and XenApp 6.5 Feature Pack 2, now local Microsoft windows applications can be seen without having to escape from your VDI or Hosted Shared desktop.

Back in 2011, I worked on the development of the prototype for the similar concept that allows blending the local Linux applications into the Virtual Desktop.

Technologies we used for the development of this prototype:
Citrix Virtual Channel SDK, Citrix WinFram API SDK, Google’s Protocol Buffers, C++, Visual C#, WinAPI, Xlib.

Here is the demo


Configure Citrix Receiver for Mac with non-secure (HTTP) stores

Citrix Receiver for Mac (11.6) allows to add only secure (https) stores.

If you are trying to add http store URL you may be getting this message – “Certificate Not Trusted – The Server might not be secure”.

So to add an http based store we need to generate the configuration URL from

Enter Store Description, Store Address and Click Generate URL

Click on the Generated URL and this should launch and configure your Citrix Receiver with the specified store.

Click Continue and login into Store.