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The Citrix client allows you to use Windows tools (Medewerker button, MS Office) on Linux and OSX (even from home!).

The WUR Citrix site lives at https://citrix.wur.nl/ , you can login with your WUR account.


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Installation of clients

Debian/Ubuntu

(Copied mainly from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CitrixICAClientHowTo)

There are serious issues running the 64 bit version of the Citrix ICA client, so modern 64 bit systems will need to do the following step:

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

Find the current version of the client from Citrix: https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/linux/

Then:

   sudo dpkg -i icaclient-*.deb

This should install the Citrix ICAClient into /opt/Citrix/ICAClient on your machine.

Fix dependency breaks (sometimes):

   sudo apt-get -f install

For Firefox: Citrix complains a lot about certificates, so make sure to include all Mozilla certs

   sudo ln -s /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/* /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/
   sudo c_rehash /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/

Firefox needs to have the Citrix version of mpica.so installed, so remove all the originals and insert a symlink to the Citrix version:

   sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.npica.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/npwrapper.npica.so
   sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npica.so
   sudo ln -s /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/npica.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npica.so

Because Firefox has this issue of never showing the activation window, you'll need to enable the plugin permanently to get it to work at all. Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins, and set "Citrix Receiver for Linux" to "Always Activate".


OSX

Install the Citrix receiver from the Citrix website.

Then start the browser, visit the citrix site mentioned above and ... that is all. It even works from home!


Using Citrix Applications @WUR

The new Citrix Desktop means that all applications are now found on the left hand side under the plus symbol. Clicking on one there will add it to your dashboard, where it will stay for easy access. Applications can be started from the dashboard.

Known Issues

  • Printing currently doesn't function properly
  • MS Office applications are slow
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