Allowing File Type Association

File type association allows users to open documents in applications published through the Citrix Virtual Apps or Desktops 7. You can use this permission to allow users to open and edit documents on servers in the trusted environment and avoid sending the document to the user device. You can use file type association only for document types that are associated with a published application and only if you correctly configure the virtual server properties on Citrix Gateway.

Providing file type association as the only means for editing resource documents can help to heighten security because it requires that editing occur on the server and not on the user device. For example, you might choose to grant file type association for a file share in which employees post reports of ongoing project meetings, without the ability to download or upload.

Providing file type association requires that:

  • Users run the Citrix Workspace app on the user device.
  • Users connect through a virtual server that has a traffic policy bound to it and that you configure the policy for the Citrix Virtual Apps.
  • Users are assigned to the desired applications in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.
  • Administrators configure Citrix Virtual Apps to be compatible with Citrix Gateway.

The steps for creating file type association include:

  • Creating a Web Interface site.
  • Configuring file type association using a traffic policy on Citrix Gateway.
  • Defining file name extensions in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.
Allowing File Type Association