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StoreFront 2.6 mandatory store explained

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In some organizations there is a requirement to prevent users from removing auto-provisioned applications or even to hide the plus sign that opens up the application catalogue for users to select applications. To accomplish this requirement in StoreFront 2.5 two new features have been implemented: mandatory applications and locked down store. In StoreFront 2.6 Citrix introduces next solution for such use cases – Mandatory Store. Using this option administrator can disable user subscriptions and configure the store where users are not able to select which applications are displayed on the home screen. With mandatory stores, users see all available applications. This could be a very usefull feature to configure resources for public access, kiosk computers etc.

To configure store as mandatory complete the following steps:

1. Open StoreFront console,  and select  Stores node in the left pane to display configuration details. Select Disable User Subscription option in Actions pane

Figure 1

2. Confirm the change

Figure 2

3. There is no addition confirmation of the change. See new option in Actions pane

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4. The display difference for user is shown in Figure 4  (Subscription Enabled) and Figure 5 (Subscription Disabled)

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Figure 5

By | 2016-12-18T19:21:32+00:00 October 30th, 2014|StoreFront, XenDesktop, XenServer|3 Comments

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I’m a Citrix Architect with 17 years experience in Microsoft and Citrix infrastructure. I have been working with Citrix since Metaframe 1.8 and my primary focus is on Server, Desktop and Application virtualisation with a preference for Citrix products. I’m an enthusiast of Citrix XenDesktop and Provisioning Server.


  1. Andre Navoizat November 24, 2014 at 7:14 am - Reply

    When you activate this option the three icons GOTO are visible. How to remove them ?

    • Andrzej Gołębiowski November 24, 2014 at 8:06 am - Reply

      In the StoreFront console in action pane click Integrate with Citrix Online and deselect icons.

  2. e-Van November 25, 2014 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Hi Andrezj, nice work on the subject !
    Just a point : with SF25, it was stil necessary to tag the apps or desktop groups with KEYWORDS:Auto in order to get them visible on the Receiver for Web folder view. With SF26, does this still apply ?

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