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How can I open an ICA connection (Citrix receiver)?

  • I want to access the VPN of my employer with Opera just like I did with Firefox. This is Opera 49, running on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa (which is an Ubuntu Trusty) 64 Bit. I have Citrix Receiver installed, but when I access my VPN gateway and authenticate, I am presented a download dialog for the .ICA file, it is not passed on to the Citrix receiver. In Firefox this is done by "app handlers", based on the file type .ICA. I find some outdated tips for Opera, but they do not work on 49 (there is no "Citix Online App" as a plugin or such. Citrix Receiver (13.7) is a separate program, and it is installed.

    Oh, btw, Firefox always had the problem that Linux does not have a central certificate store, so I had to make a symlink from Firefox' certificate store into the cert store of Citrix Receiver, but then it worked. Possibly something similar will have to be done, too, but in the meantime the FF store works well.


  • That .ica... thing, is it a file, e.g jim.ica, or a protocol, e.g ica://jimsomethingsomething?

  • It is a text file that contains all the data that tell Citrix Receiver how to open the connection.