Citrix Workspace app 2108 for Windows Technology Preview
Release Date: Aug 10, 2021
Note: This is an Early Access Build shared for the purpose of testing/validation with the intent to make organizations ready for the upcoming release and is NOT advised to be deployed in production environments.
What's new in 2108
Support for opening custom portals [Technical preview]
With this release, you can access your organization's custom portal from the Citrix Workspace app for Windows. To use this feature, the admin must register the domain or the custom portal in the Global App Configuration Service. After the admin adds the custom portal URL to the list of allowed URLs, you can provide the custom URL in the Add Account screen in Citrix Workspace app to access this feature.
To remove the custom portal, go to Accounts > Add or Remove accounts, select the custom URL and click Remove.
To enable the use of custom portals, perform the following steps:
1. Launch the registry editor.
2. Navigate to the following registry path:
- As an administrator:
o For 64-bit operating systems: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Citrix\Dazzle
o For 32-bit operating systems: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Citrix\Dazzle
- As a non-administrator:
o For 64-bit or 32-bit operating systems: \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Citrix\Dazzle
3. Create a registry key with the following attributes:
Registry key name: AllowCustomPortalConfig
Type: String Value
4. Restart the Citrix Workspace app for the changes to take effect.
Note: Technical previews are available for customers to use in their non-production or limited production environments, and to give them an opportunity to share feedback. Citrix does not accept support cases for feature previews but welcomes feedback for improving them. Citrix may or may not act on feedback based on its severity, criticality, and importance.
Inactivity Timeout for Citrix Workspace sessions
Admins can configure the inactivity Timeout value to specify the amount of idle time allowed before the user is automatically signed out of the Citrix Workspace app session. You are automatically signed out if there is no activity from the mouse, keyboard, or touch for the specified interval of time. The inactivity timeout does not affect the already running Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sessions or the Citrix StoreFront.
The inactivity timeout value can be set starting from a minimum of 1 minute to a maximum of 1,440 minutes. By default, the inactivity timeout is not configured. Admins can configure the inactivityTimeoutInMinutes property by using the PowerShell module to log out users from inactive sessions.
A notification appears in your session window three minutes before you are signed out, with an option to stay signed in or sign out. This message appears when the configured inactivity timeout value is greater than or equal to five minutes. You can click Stay signed in to dismiss the notification and continue using the app, in which case the inactivity timer is reset to its configured value. Alternatively, you can click Sign out to end the session for the current store.
For more information about configuring the inactivity timeout using the PowerShell module, click here.
Fixed issues in 2108
If a Citrix Gateway session times out, Citrix Workspace might not prompt for authentication when launching an application. [RFWIN-23829]
Known issues in 2108
No new issues have been observed in this release.
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