Managing Server Settings

Use the Server Settings task in the Citrix Web Interface Management console to configure how the Citrix online plug-in communicates with a site and whether or not users are redirected to alternative sites in the event of failure.

To configure server communication settings

Use the server communication settings to:

  • Enable SSL/TLS for communication. Smart card logon and SSL/TLS-secured communications between the plug-in and the Web Interface server are not enabled by default. You can enable SSL/TLS communication from this dialog box, forcing URLs to apply the HTTPS protocol automatically. In addition, you must enable SSL on the server running XenApp or XenDesktop.
  • Allow users to customize the server URL. The server URL directs the Citrix online plug-in to the correct configuration file. The default path is determined based on the server address entered during installation. You can allow users to change the URL, which enables the Server URL box on the Server Options page of the Citrix online plug-in Options dialog box.
  • Configure automatic refresh. You can define how often the plug-in should refresh its configuration settings.
  1. On the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > Citrix Web Interface Management.
  2. In the left pane of the Citrix Web Interface Management console, click XenApp Services Sites and select your site in the results pane.
  3. In the Action pane, click Server Settings.
  4. To use secure communication between the Citrix online plug-in and a site, select Use SSL/TLS for communication between plug-ins and the site.
  5. To allow users to change the URL that directs the Citrix online plug-in to the configuration file, select Allow users to customize server URL.
  6. To configure how often the Citrix online plug-in refreshes its configuration settings, select Schedule an automatic refresh every and enter the refresh period in hours, days, weeks, or years.

To specify Citrix online plug-in backup URLs

You can specify backup servers for the Citrix online plug-in to contact if the primary Web Interface server is not available. Use the Server Settings task in the Citrix Web Interface Management console to specify URLs for backup servers. In the event of a server failure, users are connected automatically to the backup server specified first on the Backup site paths list. If this server fails, the Citrix online plug-in attempts to contact the next server on the list.

Important: All backup URLs must point to sites that are hosted on the same type of Web server as the primary site. For example, if the primary site is a Web Interface for Microsoft Internet Information Services site, any backup sites must also be Web Interface for Microsoft Internet Information Services sites.
  1. On the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > Citrix Web Interface Management.
  2. In the left pane of the Citrix Web Interface Management console, click XenApp Services Sites and select your site in the results pane.
  3. In the Action pane, click Server Settings.
  4. Click Backup.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Enter the URL for the site users are connected to in the Backup URL box. You can define a maximum of five backup URLs per site.
  7. Click OK.
  8. If you specify more than one backup server URL, select a URL from the list and click Move Up or Move Down to place these in the appropriate failover order.

To configure site redirection

Use the redirection settings to define when users are redirected to a different site. For example, you create a new site for your HR department and want to redirect all users from the old site to the new site without them having to enter the URL manually. You can specify details of the new site using the Server Settings task in the Citrix Web Interface Management console. Users are redirected to the new site immediately or the next time they launch the Citrix online plug-in.

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > Citrix Web Interface Management.
  2. In the left pane of the Citrix Web Interface Management console, click XenApp Services Sites and select your site in the results pane.
  3. In the Action pane, click Server Settings.
  4. Click Redirection.
  5. Choose one of the following options:
    • If you do not want to configure site redirection, select Do not redirect
    • If you want to redirect users to an alternative site immediately, select Redirect when the Citrix online plug-in configuration is refreshed
    • If you want to redirect users to an alternative site next time the plug-in launches, select Redirect the next time the Citrix online plug-in starts up
  6. Enter the URL of the alternative site in the Redirect URL box.

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