Citrix Receiver for Linux 13.4 is now available!

In this release, Citrix delivered several important new features to enhance overall user experience during Citrix HDX sessions and, more importantly, added two development SDKs to help developers enrich the capability of their customized Citrix solution on the Linux Platform.

Key new features:

  • Desktop Viewer Toolbar

The toolbar provides a quick launch for most common tasks within a Citrix HDX session. With this toolbar, you can switch between different open applications or desktops or switch from Remote Session back to local Linux Desktop. You can simulate and send a Ctrl+Alt+Del keyboard sequence into the HDX session. Also, it is convenient to switch between Full Screen mode and windowed mode, so you can work on remote and local sessions side by side. In addition, you can also disconnect and logoff the current session with this toolbar.


  • Support for Relative Mouse and Absolute Mouse modes

In some simulator applications, relative mouse support is an important piece of a better user experience. Those applications require relative mouse position rather than an absolute position; otherwise, small real mouse movements generate significant cursor movements inside the application running in HDX sessions.

Check the video below to see how desktop view and relative mouse improve the user experience.

NOTE: This feature requires VDA from XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8 or later version.

  • Improved software cursor

In earlier versions of Receiver for Linux, you might observe cursor display issues. For example, the T bar cursor appears as dotted in HDX session, while it should appear as solid lines. Enabling software cursor solves these kind of issues and improves the experience to make remote cursor behave normally.

  • Selective H264 supported

Selective H264 is a new way to optimize HDX graphics. Different methods are used for dynamic and static graphics transition in HDX session. It improves user experience one step further.

  • Receiver for Linux now uses version 1.0.1t of OpenSSL for TLS connections.

For a complete list of new changes, please visit Product Documentation.

In addition to the new features, Citrix extends partner capability by providing two new SDKs. This provides customers and partners an optimized way to customize solution on Linux Platform.

  • Credential Insertion SDK (CISDK) for proximity card and thin client OEM integration

The Credential Insertion SDK provides an interface that supplies user credentials to Citrix Receiver for Linux Single Sign-on feature. This enables developers to customize the authentication method through the following two approaches:

  • Credential insertion APIs: Programmers can implement either username/password or smart card PIN authentication or domain pass-through authentication.
  • A command line utility: You can do scripting to get similar result.

SDK information is available here.

  • Certificate Identity Declaration SDK

This SDK provides developers with a means of declaring the user’s smart card identity to a StoreFront server without performing a full smart card based authentication. This is useful for integration for key use cases in healthcare.

SDK information is available here.

Use the new Receiver for Linux 13.4 and send feedback to us!