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Citrix Recevier for iPad shows “Error” but Reciever for Android works

Posted on February 21st, 2012

Came across  this interesting problem today.

Users connecting to a XenApp deployment via a Netscaler 9.3 & CAG Enterprise Edition using the Citrix receiver for iPad and Android. Web Interface for Netscaler was used to provide the XenApp services site.

The Android receiver worked as expected but the iPhone/iPad receiver did not enumerate the apps. On the creation of a new connection, the following errors were shown:

  • iPhone: There are no applications available at this time
  • iPad: Error

After much messing about, it seems that when creating a XenApp service site on the Netscaler, a checkbox is provided stating “enable connection through mobile receiver”. When this is selected a few “rewrite” rules are created to resolve a problem with the iPad/iPhone receiver connections but the rewrite feature is not enabled at the same time on the Netscaler. Simply right clicking the “rewrite” menu in the left panel and selecting to enable the feature is enough to resolve the problem.

After doing this, all mobile receivers can connect as expected.

 

 

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Impersonate other browsers with Chrome

Posted on February 16th, 2012

When testing access scenarios it is useful to impersonate other browers such as Safari or Mobile Safari from a Windows PC. This can be done with Chrome using the following syntax when launching the app. This example impersonates the mobile safari browser on an iPhone.

chrome.exe –user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1A543 Safari/419.3″

There are many “user-agent” strings that can be added to this syntax and a google search should discover the correct one required.

This is particularly useful if testing Netscaler configurations where different web pages appear for different browser types.

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