Creating a Web Interface 5.3 Site

When you create a Web Interface 5.3 site, you can require users to log on with either a web browser, the Citrix Workspace app, or the Citrix Desktop Citrix Workspace app. You can use the Citrix Web Interface Management console to create multiple Web Interface sites.

You can only enable single sign-on with a smart card to the Web Interface with Web Interface 5.3. This version of the Web Interface can run on Citrix Virtual Apps 4.5, 5.0, and 6.0.

Web Interface 5.3 runs on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Note: Citrix Virtual Apps 6.0 runs only on Windows Server 2008 R2.

To create a Web Interface 5.3 site

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Citrix > Management Consoles > Citrix Web Interface Management.

  2. In the left pane, select Citrix Virtual Apps websites. Users log on to the Web Interface using a Web browser.

  3. On the Action menu, click Create Site.

  4. Keep the default Internet Information Services (IIS) site and path and then click Next.

    The default site path is /Citrix/Citrix Virtual Apps or you can specify a path.

    Note: If there are any preexisting Citrix Virtual Apps websites that use the default path, an appropriate increment is added to distinguish the new site.

  5. In Specify where user authentication takes place, select one of the following:

    • At Web Interface to have users authenticate using the Web Interface.

      Select this option if the Web Interface is deployed as a standalone server parallel to Citrix Gateway in the demilitarized zone (DMZ).

    • At Access Gateway to have users authenticate using the Citrix Gateway appliance.

      If you select this option, Citrix Gateway authenticates users and initiates single sign-on to the Web Interface if it is configured on the appliance.

    Note: If SmartAccess are configured on Citrix Gateway, this setting enables SmartAccess in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

  6. Click Next.

  7. In Step 5, in the Authentication service URL, type the Web address to the Citrix Gateway authentication service URL, such as and then click Next.

  8. Under Authentication Options, select how users log on.

    • Explicit. Users log on by using a Web browser.
    • Smart Card. Users log on by using a smart card.
  9. Click Next.

  10. If you have selected Smart Card in Step 8, select one of the following:

    • Prompt users for PIN. Users enter their personal identification number (PIN) when they start a published application or desktop.
    • Users do not have to enter their PIN when they start a published application or desktop.

    The summary screen displays the settings.

  11. Click Next to create the Web Interface site. When the site is successfully created, you are then prompted to configure the remaining settings in the Web Interface. Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the configuration.

Creating a Web Interface 5.3 Site