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  • SHA2 Certificates and Citrix Receiver Support

    Please be advised of a SSL certificate issue when updating or purchasing new SSL Certificates for your Citrix implementations. You will want to ensure that you purchase a SHA1 Cert and not a SHA2 cert which is currently being sold by Vendors for a cert set to expire in three (3) years or that expire during or after 2017. You will more than likely have to call your vendor and have them reissue a SHA1 cert that expires at the end of 2016 to ensure that you are functional until Citrix updates their Citrix Receivers to support SHA2 across all products.

    Microsoft has announced a new policy for Certificate Authorities (CAs) that deprecates the use of the SHA1 algorithm in SSL and code signing certificates, in favor of SHA2. The policy affects CAs who are members of the Windows Root Certificate Program who issue publicly trusted certificates.  It will allow CAs to continue to issue SSL and code signing certificates until January 1 2016, and thereafter issue SHA2 certificates only.

    The following Citrix Receiver models do not support SHA2 as of 2/25/2014 – This mostly affects the mobile receiver.

    • Linux 13.0
    • IOS 5.8.3
    • Android 3.4.13
    • HTML 5 1.2
    • Playbook 1.0
    • Blackberry 2.2 / BlackBerry 1.0 Tech Preview

     The following Citrix Receiver models do support SHA2 as of 2/25/2014

    • Windows 4.1 (std)
    • Windows 3.4 (ent)
    • Windows 8/RT (1.4)
    • Windows Phone 8 (1.1)
    • Mac 11.8.2 

    Please see the Citrix Receiver Feature Matrix for an updated list

    For more information on the deprecation of SHA1 from Microsoft, please visit the following link from Microsoft.

    You can view the algorithm of the Certificate by viewing the Certificate and looking at the Details tab.


  • Windows 8 Citrix Reciever Preview In Windows Store

    For you early adopters of Windows 8 whether it be a laptop, tablet or even a virtual machine. Citrix announced the release of the Citrix Reciever for Windows 8 Preview is available in the Windows Store. I look forward to testing this client in my new lab.

    From the official article

    The Preview version can be used with Intel- or ARM-based Windows 8 devices and leverages the key capabilities in Windows 8 devices to provide follow-me apps and desktops, touch-enabled app selection, the ability to search apps via Windows 8 charms, and instant app and desktop access through Pin to Start.  It supports native Win 8 style (Metro) gestures as well as in-session and network printing.
    Citrix Receiver for Win 8/RT 

    Use the  Microsoft Store to locate it or  access it directly by clicking here

    You’ll need the Windows 8 RTM (release to manufacturing) version on your device.  You’ll also need CloudGateway Express ( Storefront Services ) for desktop and applications access and a properly-configured Access Gateway (Enterprise Edition) for remote access.  Future versions will use CloudGateway Enterprise for single sign on access to all of your web and SaaS apps.You can also use the Preview version with our Virtual Computer Demo Center.

    For system requirements and set up procedures refer to  Receiver for Win 8/RT eDocs.

    It needs to be noted that the standard Citrix Receiver for Windows is an option for Intel-based devices.
    It installs on the Windows 8 desktops and  provides our most advanced features, such as HDX optimizations for Lync, RemoteFX support, and  follow-me data with CloudGateway 2 and ShareFile.

    You can share your feedback and  obtain support for either version by posting issues on the Using Receiver on Windows 8 Forum.