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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Citrix Receiver 13.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

1. (64-bit only) Alternative install procedure that can be added to a deployment bash script

2. (64-bit only) Enable i386 Multiarch

Even the Citrix Receiver for 64-bit systems has a lot of dependencies on packages from the i386 architecture. If you are using 64-bit Ubuntu and have not already configured i386 multiarch, you must configure it by running:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

3. Download the Citrix Receiver for Linux .deb package

    Go to
    Near the bottom of the page, select either "For 64-bit Systems" or "For 32-bit Systems" as appropriate.
    Look for "File Type: .deb" under the Download buttons.
    Download the "Receiver for Linux" package.
    Optionally download the "USB Support Package". This package provides support for passing USB devices from your local Ubuntu machine into the remote Windows session (if your Citrix server is configured to allow that).

4. Install the package(s) and dependencies

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/icaclient_*.deb ctxusb_*.deb
sudo apt-get -f install
  # Install dependencies and finish configuring the package(s)


sudo gdebi ~/Downloads/icaclient_*.deb ctxusb_*.deb

5. Add more SSL certificates

By default, Citrix Receiver only trusts a few root CA certificates, which causes connections to many Citrix servers to fail with an SSL error. The 'ca-certificates' package (already installed on most Ubuntu systems) provides additional CA certificates in /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/ that can be conveniently added to Citrix Receiver to avoid these errors:

Goto mozilla's ca-certificates directory and download your certificates. We need to do this before making soft link to /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/ and rehash it.
cd /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/

Make soft link to /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/ and rehash it.
sudo ln -s /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/* /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/
sudo c_rehash /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/

6. Configure Citrix Receiver


/opt/Citrix/ICAClient/util/configmgr &

To map drives (to allow access to files on your local Ubuntu machine via a share drive in the remote Windows session), see the "File Access" tab.

7. (64-bit only) Fix Firefox plugin installation


sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
sudo ln -s /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Starting with Citrix Receiver 13.1, the 64-bit version of Citrix Receiver switched from a 32-bit plugin (using nspluginwrapper to allow it to run within a 64-bit browser) to a native 64-bit plugin. However, the install script still configures the plugin to run within nspluginwrapper, which doesn't work with a 64-bit plugin. The above will reconfigure the plugin to run without nspluginwrapper.

8. Configure Firefox

In Firefox, go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins, and make sure the "Citrix Receiver for Linux" plugin is set to "Always Activate".

Starting in Firefox 32, plugins are set to "Ask to Activate" by default, but for some reason the activation prompt is never displayed for the Citrix Receiver plugin, so the plugin will not work unless it is set to "Always Activate".

Open Firefox and goto your Citrix App and login, Example:
Then click on "Enterprise-Desktop" icon.

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