Setting up on Linux

Here's how to install the Citrix Receiver and setup Desktop Anywhere on Linux.

Open your web browser and download the Citrix Receiver. It is available as an RPM package (Fedora, RedHat, CentOS), a DEB package (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint) or as a compressed TAR file.

If you download the RPM or DEB packages, the 'Full Package' will install the desktop Citrix Receiver and also the Firefox plugin, so that the services can be accessed from the Firefox web browser.

Once downloaded, the RPM package can be installed with:

   sudo rpm -­Uvh filename.rpm

Rather than using the RPM command, it may be preferable to use YUM or DNF command (which replaces YUM on newer versions of Fedora). This makes sure that required dependencies are also installed:

   yum install filename.rpm
   dnf install filename.rpm

The DEB package can be installed with:

   sudo dpkg -­i filename.deb

To make sure dependencies are also installed, run:

   sudo apt­-get ­-f install

If using the TAR file, extract the contents to a directory named 'citrix':

   mkdir citrix
   tar xzf filename.tar.gz ­-C citrix

Then run the install script, and select the required options:

   sudo ./citrix/stupwfc

By default, the files will be installed within:


Adding Required Certificates

Adding Required Certificates

The standard Citrix Receiver installation does not currently include the certificate required to connect to University of Leeds systems. At present, this is a QuoVadis root certificate, which can be obtained from:

To make this certificate available to the Citrix software, the curl command can be used to download the certificate to the required location:

   sudo curl -o /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/QuoVadis_Root_CA_2.pem 

It is also necessary to create a link to the file based on the hash of the certificate:

   sudo ln -s QuoVadis_Root_CA_2.pem /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/d7e8dc79.0

The hash of the current certificate should be d7e8dc79, which, if you wish, you can verify with the openssl command:

   openssl x509 -hash -noout -in /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/QuoVadis_Root_CA_2.pem


Once the Citrix software has been installed, and the certificates configured, it should the be possible to connect, either by opening Firefox, and visiting:

Alternatively, the software can be opened from the 'Citrix Receiver' icon in your applications menu, and entering the server address:

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