The Citrix StoreFront replaces the Citrix Web Interface. Both StoreFront and Web Interface are supported for the Citrix XenDesktop 7 environment. Do note that Web Interface does not support Microsoft Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2.
Citrix StoreFront provides authentication and resource delivery services for Citrix Receiver.
- The StoreFront authentication service authenticates users to XenDesktop sites, XenApp farms, and AppController. When a user’s credentials have been validated, the authentication service handles all subsequent interactions to ensure that the user only needs to log on once.
- StoreFront stores enumerate and aggregate the desktops and applications currently available from XenDesktop sites, XenApp farms, and AppController. Users access stores through Citrix Receiver or a Receiver for Web site.
In this guide, we will install the Citrix StoreFront 2.1.