With the release of Login PI 3.6 we have implemented native support for Citrix Published Apps. This article will explain how you can configure the use of Published Apps with Login PI 3.
Setting it up
You can use the Storefront OR Netscaler connector for connecting to a Published App. The only difference between a desktop connection and a published application is that the resource configured is an application and not a desktop resource. See the example below:
In the schedule you’re free to configure the other applications you want. It’s recommended that you configure the application scripts that correspond with the published apps. You can add in other application scripts, however if these are not meant for just the published applications defined for that user, they will most likely not work.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We only support 1 environment with 1 Published Application resource in the configuration.
How does it work?
When the Launcher initiates the session it will receive information from the Storefront / Netscaler telling it that the resource we configured is a Published App. This is will automatically tell the Login PI script executor not to start the application like we would do inside a VM. This means you can use existing scripts for the published apps like the default Microsoft Word scripts.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The fact that we skip the start command in the Published App means that we do not collect the "App start time" value as it no longer exists.