You can set the deployment type for Citrix-published resources, which determines how the resources are made available to users. Setting the deployment type to User-Activated adds the resources to the Catalog page in the user portal. To use a resource, users must move the resource from the Catalog page to the Launcher page. Setting the deployment type to Automatic adds the resources directly to the Launcher page in the user portal for users' immediate use.

About this task

You can set the deployment type at different levels.

  • Global level

    The global setting applies to all user entitlements for all the Citrix-published resources in your deployment. You specify the global deployment type when you first integrate Citrix-published resources with VMware Identity Manager from the Published Apps - Citrix page. After the initial integration, you can modify the global setting from the same page. Note that if you change the global setting after the initial integration, the new setting only applies to new entitlements that are synced. To modify existing entitlements, you can change the setting at the individual resource level.

    Note:

    Setting the global deployment type to User-Activated is recommended. In typical scenarios, you set the global setting to User-Activated, and then modify it to Activated for specific user and group entitlements.

  • User or group entitlement level

    You can also set the deployment type at the individual application or desktop level for specific users and groups. This setting overrides the global setting. This setting will not be changed during subsequent syncs.

During sync, the deployment type for existing entitlements is not changed. For new entitlements in the sync, the global setting is applied.

Note:

Once a resource has been activated, that is, once it appears in the Launcher page for a user, it will continue to appear in the Launcher page unless the user deletes it. Any changes to the deployment type will not remove it from the Launcher page.

Procedure

  1. To set the deployment type at the global level, follow these steps.
    1. Click the Catalog tab and select Manage Desktop Applications > Citrix Published Application.
    2. In the Deployment Type field, select User-Activated or Automatic.


      Global Deployment Type


      Note:

      Setting the global deployment type to User-Activated is recommended.

    3. Click Save.

      The setting will be applied to all new entitlements beginning with the next sync.

  2. To set the deployment type for a specific user or group entitlement, follow these steps.
    1. Click the Catalog tab.
    2. Click the application or desktop whose entitlement you want to edit.
    3. Click Entitlements to display the Entitlements page for the application.

      You can view the current deployment settings for user and group entitlements in the DEPLOYMENT column.

    4. Click Edit next to the entitlement you want to edit.
    5. In the Edit User Entitlement dialog box, select the deployment type for the entitlement.


      Deployment Type User


    6. Click Save.

      The deployment type set at the user or group entitlement level has precedence over the global deployment type setting, and will not be modified during sync.