Monday, December 10, 2012

Fedora 17, Google Chrome and Citrix

Until recently, I have been using Firefox when I had to connect to a Citrix Desktop presented through HTTPS (CAG or other). Not anymore. I can now use my favorite Google Chrome.

In your home directory, go to .local/share/applications. Add a file - i will call it ica.desktop - containing:


[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Citrix ICA Viewer
GenericName=Citrix ICA Viewer
Comment=Access to Citrix Desktop
Type=Application
Vendor=Citrix
Exec=/opt/Citrix/ICAClient/wfica
MimeType=application/x-ica

The Exec line should reflect where your binary is installed. Now, modify mimeapps.list and add the line

application/x-ica=ica.desktop

Under [Added Associations].

Voila! Next time you will connect to a Citrix server through HTTP/HTTPS, it will automatically open the Citrix Viewer on your machine.

Enjoy!