A very popular customization of Web Interface is to hide certain resources (applications, desktops or documents) from users. StoreFront 2.5 provides a resource filter to support this out of the box. Resources can be filtered by type or keyword. The filter you set up for a Store will work for both the Receiver for Web and native receivers (e.g. Receiver for Windows). This short article shows you how to configure StoreFront resource filter to hide certain resources by type or keyword.
Before you can run the cmdlets in the following sections, you have to import the necessary PowerShell modules. The following snippet does it for you:
$dsInstallProp = Get-ItemProperty ` -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Citrix\DeliveryServicesManagement -Name InstallDir $dsInstallDir = $dsInstallProp.InstallDir & $dsInstallDir\..\Scripts\ImportModules.ps1
Filtering by type
To hide resources by type, the PowerShell command Set-DSResourceFilterType can be used. It’s syntax is:
Set-DSResourceFilterType [-SiteId] <Int64> [-VirtualPath] <String> ` [-IncludeTypes] <Object>
This will set up an inclusive resource filter for a specific store. SiteId is the IIS site ID, which is normally 1. VirtualPath is the virtual path of the Store Service, which normally is /Citrix/Store. IncludeTypes is an array of strings representing the types of resources (Applications, Desktops or Documents) to be included.
For example, if you would like to show only applications for a store in /Citrix/Store, the following command will configure the store appropriately:
Set-DSResourceFilterType -SiteId 1 -VirtualPath "/Citrix/Store" ` -IncludeTypes @("Applications")
The PowerShell command Get-DSResourceFilterType can be used to examine the filter you have set up. Its syntax is:
Get-DSResourceFilterType [-SiteId] <Int64> [-VirtualPath] <String>
Filtering by keyword
Keywords are words you enter into the description field of the published applications in XenApp/XenDesktop in the format of “KEYWORDS: word1 word2 …”. Replace word1, word2 etc as the keywords you like.
After defining keywords for your applications, you can hide resources by keyword, the PowerShell command Set-DSResourceFilterKeyword can be used to set up an inclusive or exclusive filter. The syntax is:
Set-DSResourceFilterKeyword -SiteId <Int64> -VirtualPath <String> ` -IncludeKeywords <Object>
Set-DSResourceFilterKeyword -SiteId <Int64> -VirtualPath <String> ` -ExcludeKeywords <Object>
For example, if you would like to configure Store1 at /Citrix/Store1 to only show resources with keyword ForStore1, the following command will configure the store to do that:
Set-DSResourceFilterKeyword -SiteId 1 -VirtualPath "/Citrix/Store1" ` -IncludeKeywords @("ForStore1")
If you would like to configure Store1 at /Citrix/Store1 to not show any resources with keyword HiddenFromStore1, the following command will configure the store for you:
Set-DSResourceFilterKeyword -SiteId 1 -VirtualPath "/Citrix/Store1" ` -ExcludeKeywords @("HiddenFromStore1")
The PowerShell command Get-DSResourceFilterKeyword can be used to examine the filter you have set up. The syntax is:
Get-DSResourceFilterKeyword [-SiteId] <Int64> [-VirtualPath] <String>