The current version of Receiver for Java (10.1) will no longer function on any end point that installs  Java 7 update 51 come January!

Oracle will release Java 7 update 51  in January, 2014, with two security changes designed to enhance authentication and authorization for Rich Internet Applications. The default security slider is being updated in a way that will block Rich Internet Applications that do not adhere to new requirements.   See details here.

While the Receiver for Java (ICA client) is beyond  End of Maintenance,  the Citrix Lifecycles Management Team plans an update in early January with changes that will enables it use with this Java update.  Our goal is to provide customer relief that require more time to migrate to Receiver for HTML5. The update will replace the current public download.

Administrators will need to update Receiver for Java  client in January to avoid issues or  expedite transition to Receiver for HTML5. Receiver for HTML5 offers an improve user experience, support for more types of end points, and will include new features over time. It’s available for use with StoreFront in conjunction with several versions of XenApp and XenDesktop and is also available for use with VDI-in-a-Box.

I’ll update this post when the Receiver  update is available. The ETA is January 10.