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mySCC - Installing Citrix Client on Linux

Q: How do I install Citrix on Linux?

Follow these steps:
Step 1:
Log in to your Linux installation as root.

Step 2:
Open the Mozilla web browser, go to

Step 3: Log in using your campus username and password.

  • The Citrix server will automatically run a client detection program and offer to download the client. 
  • Select download and let it download to your Desktop.

Step 4: Extract the files to your Desktop.

  • Double-click the linuxx86.tar.gz icon on your Desktop.
  • Click on Extract.
  • Make sure Desktop is selected in the Places pane, and then click the Extract button in the lower right-hand corner. The files you need will be placed on the Desktop.
Step 5: Install the necessary libraries.
  • In a terminal window, logged in as root, type: yum install libXp. If you've already got it, it will tell you; if not, it will install it.

Step 6: Install the software client.

  • Double-click the setupwfc icon on your Desktop.
  • Choose the Run in Terminal button.
  • Follow the prompts. Choose the defaults and be sure to integrate it into Gnome.
  • The script will loop back to the beginning. Choose “3” to exit the installation program.
  • Verify it is integrated by clicking on Applications>Internet. The Citrix Presentation Server Client should be in the list.

Step 7: Install the Mozilla plugin.

  • In a terminal window as root, type: ln -s /usr/lib/ICAClient/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
  • Start Mozilla and in the address bar, type: about:plugins
  • Look for the Citrix client in the list.

Step 8: Log into mySCC

  • Close all running instances of the browser.
  • Open a new instance of the browser, browse to  and log in. 
  • The first time you click on an application, your browser is likely going to popup a dialog box giving you the choice to open the file or save the file.
  • Choose the option to open the file. Where it asks for the application to use on this type of file, type in the path to the wfica application:  /usr/lib/ICAClient/wfica  Select the option to...  Use this application for all future downloads of this file type.

If you have trusted certificate problems:

  1. In your web browser, go to .
  2. Save the file to your Desktop.
  3. Copy the file to /usr/lib/ICAClient/ketstore/cacerts .
  4. Restart your browser and try to log in to mySCC.

If you have se-linux problems, try this:

  1. In a terminal window, type: chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/ICAClient/



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Last Modified:Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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