Linux, Citrix MetaFrame and VUW2

Last week the office PC’s at our faculty have been updated with new software. The biggest change is the use of Citrix MetaFrame for all ‘non-standard’ applications. Citrix is now also used for the remote desktop service that allows employees to access their desktop from anywhere in the world.
Luckily there is Citrix MetaFrame client for Linux. Installation was easy. But when I wanted to launch an application I got this error: “You have not chosen to trust “Equifax Secure Global eBusiness CA-1″, the issuer of the server’s security certificate.”.
Here is how to fix this problem:
Download the Equifax_Secure_Global_eBusiness_CA-1.cer certificate from Geotrust
Copy the certificate to the keystore directory. On my SuSE system I did: cp equifax.cer /usr/lib/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts

But that was not all. The second problem was that my local drives were not mapped.
To map a local drive, modify the file ‘wfclient.ini’ (it is somewhere in ~/.ICAClient/) by adding the following lines:

[WFClient]

DrivePathA=/path/to/the/a_directory_on_the_client_machine
DriveEnabledA=Yes
DriveReadAccessA=0
DriveWriteAccessA=0

This obviously makes the directory ‘/path/to/the/a_directory_on_the_client_machine’ available as the floppy (A:) drive in your Citrix session.

2 thoughts on “Linux, Citrix MetaFrame and VUW2

  1. Worked great…I had been wondering about this and had not had to opportunity to work it out.
    Thanks.

  2. Thanks!

    I also had to rename the security certificate’s extension to .crt in order to get it to work.

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