Citrix Receiver is the easy-to-install client software that provides access to your XenDesktop and XenApp installations. With this free download you can access applications, desktops and data easily and securely from any device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs.
For help with your Receiver installation, we recommend that you contact your system administrator or Help Desk.
ICA is the extension of the configuration file that Receiver uses to connect to a Citrix-provided application or desktop. The ICA Client is an early version of Receiver. You use Receiver to centrally configure, manage, and update the technology, such as ICA, installed on the device.
Receiver automatically replaces many previous versions of Receiver and the Citrix online plug-ins, however, some versions must be removed manually before you can install the most recent version of Receiver. In that case, Receiver prompts you to remove the earlier versions from your device manually.
In many cases, you open an appropriate URL in your browser to authenticate and use applications and virtual desktops. At times, you may need to configure your account by entering your email or a server address to authenticate with Receiver and use applications and virtual desktops. You can ask your system administrator for the steps to follow in your situation.
The default settings in Google Chrome have changed since April 2015. Please see this blog for workaround to keep using Receiver with Chrome. Citrix Receiver continues to work as before with many alternative browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.