There are many different types of delivery methods available, each with their own special purpose. In this article, we'll take a look at the Citrix native delivery method.

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There are many different ways in which an application can be delivered to an end user and which one you choose to use could depend on a number of factors such as the type of device they are using, who owns the device or where they are physically located, as a few examples. The Citrix native delivery method is available to Windows devices and triggers the locally installed Citrix Workspace app to initiate the launch of an app natively installed in the terminal server environment.

Before you start

The application to be delivered must be published in the Citrix environment.

All delivery methods share some basic, common settings that you will need to understand before continuing. Make sure you have read the Common Delivery Method Settings article before continuing.

Once you understand the common settings and how they work, navigate to the application to be configured:

  1. Log into AppsAnywhere as an admin user
  2. Click on Return to Admin to access the AppsAnywhere admin portal
  3. On the navigation menu at the top of the page, go to Applications > Manage Applications
  4. Click Edit next to the required application

Creating the delivery method

Adding a new delivery method:

  1. On the application management page, select the Delivery Methods tab
  2. Under the list of current delivery methods, click the Add New Delivery Method button
  3. Select Citrix: Native from the Add Delivery Method screen
  4. Click Add or double click the delivery method
  5. The form for adding a new Citrix native delivery method will then load up on the right-hand side
  6. Complete the required details (described below)
  7. Set the Operating System Compatibilities and the Restrictions for the delivery method
  8. Click Save

If the save was successful, you will see the form replaced with the following message and your new delivery method will be added to the bottom of the list on the left-hand side

If there were any errors with the data you entered, you will be prompted to correct these before you can continue.

Delivery Method Fields

The following table describes each field and setting available for this delivery method, it's intended value and an example for each

Field Name


Intended Value


Citrix Pro Server EnvironmentThe Citrix Environment from which the application will be served. field provides a list of currently configured Citrix Environments.  Select the appropriate environment from the list which the published application is defined within"Central Citrix Environment"
Resource NameThe "Application name" of the published application defined within the Citrix application settings

The application name from the Citrix environment.

The application can however have a different name for users and administrators so it is important to enter the correct value based on how the applications will be provisions to the users.

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Launch MethodThe launch method the AppsAnywhere Client will use to start the application via the Citrix Receiver/Workspace AppBy default the Environment Default launch method is used, however a specific launch method for the application can be selected if required.


Quick Launch

Environment Default

ArgumentsAdditional arguments that should be passed to the application when it is launchedArguments should be enclosed in double quotes"<application specific>"


Now that your delivery method is in the list of those available, it is important that you prioritize it accordingly to determine exactly when it will be used.

To understand this process completely, take a look at the Prioritizing delivery methods article.