Citrix is a universal client for accessing desktop applications via a server solution. MIT's Citrix implementation allows users to access Windows-only enterprise applications, such as BrioQuery, in a remote desktop environment. Applications such as CCure, Adonis and SAPgui are also hosted on the MIT Citrix servers, and are accessed by both Macintosh and Windows users.
- You must uninstall all previous versions of the Citrix receiver in order to open Citrix apps. Note the Citrix version you may have from a previous institution is not guaranteed to work with our Citrix servers.
- Citrix Receiver for Macintosh Installation and First Launch
- Citrix Receiver for Windows Installation and First Launch
- Navigate in your web browser with certificates to http://citrixapps.mit.edu.
With the Citrix Receiver client successfully installed, you should see the following logon prompt:
- Enter your Kerberos username (portion of your MIT email address before the @mit.edu).
- Enter your Kerberos password (password used to check your MIT email).
Result: Applications available from the MIT Citrix servers are displayed.
- Click the icon for your selected application.
To access applications via Citrix from off-campus locations or from a private subnet, you will need to connect to the MIT VPN (Virtual Private Network) before connecting to Citrix.
See: VPN at MIT
- Click the Internet Explorer icon to launch IE.
- Navigate to http://ca.mit.edu
- Enter your Kerberos/Athena username and passowrd and your MIT ID.
- Click Next and follow the prompts, accepting all default values.
NOTE: There are two Citrix servers. If you access IE via Citrix a second time, and happen to access the other server, you will need to obtain a certificate in IE for that server as well.
- Certificates expire annually at the end of July. You will need to delete the old certificate and obtain a new one.