Citrix StoreFront Customization Guide

Introduction

Citrix StoreFront has an extensible UI customization engine to allow Citrix admins to tune their Receiver for Web pages to meet legal, user experience, and support objectives. I have worked with numerous Ferroque and Citrix Consulting customers requiring customization of their StoreFront deployments over the years, or observed customizations they have done themselves, and have maintained some documentation of various configurations aligned to customer requirements.

There are a number of good resources online from Citrix and the Citrix users community and this guide is intended to complement those resources.

As time permits, this guide may be updated periodically.

This guide is organized into a number of customization areas as follows:

  • Log On Page
  • Post-Log On Page (loading page)
  • Logged In Page
  • Log Off Page
  • Adding Server Identifier Name
  • Links and Tools
  • Other Notes and Observations

File Location

Most of the customization work will be done in the following location of the given StoreFront Store being customized. Files added or modified in this location will propagate when propagation is invoked from the primary StoreFront Server.

The files in which will be edited to create a custom StoreFront are located in:

C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\<STORE NAME>Web\custom

Log On Page

Create a custom log on disclaimer

Config File: Script.js

To create a custom log on disclaimer, open scripts.JS and add the following code. Images and gifs can be added to the popup box. Images that are larger than 500px X 500px will not fit. 300px X 300px is recommended.  <br/> can be used to create line breaks in between sentences.

CTXS.Extensions.beforeLogon = function (callback) {
    doneClickThrough = true;
    CTXS.ExtensionAPI.showMessage({
        messageTitle: "<img src= custom/welcome.png>",
        messageText: "Unauthorized access is strictly prohibited. <br /> <a href='http://insertlinkhere.com/'>Click Here</a> to reset your password",
        okButtonText: "Accept",
        okAction: callback
    });
};

Create a custom log on disclaimer storefront citrix

Style the custom logon disclaimer – Tile

Config File: style.css

.messageBoxTitle {
    color: #9BCD99;
    font-size: 22px;
    font-weight: normal;
    margin: 0 0 10px 0;
    text-align: center;
}

style the tile storefront citrix

Style the custom logon disclaimer – Message Box

Config File: style.css

.messageBoxText {
    margin: 0;
    font-size: 13px;
    color: #666;
    text-align: center;
}

style the message box storefront citrix

Style the button (Applies to all Citrix buttons)

Config File: style.css

.button.default {
    background-color: #FFC600;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    border: 1px solid white;
}

style buttons storefront citrix

Change the background image

Config File: style.css

.web-screen
{
background-image: url(redwallpaper.jpg);
}

change logon background storefront citrix

Change Logo

Config File: style.css

.is-hdpi .logon-logo-container{
    background-image: url('cloud.png');
    background-size: 214px 207px;
}
.logon-logo-container{
    background-image: url('cloud.png');
    background-size: 214px 207px;
}

change logon logo storefront citrix

Add Buttons to Footer

Config File: Script.js

$('.customAuthFooter').html("Ferroque Systems Technical Support  <br />Excluding Holidays<br />Main Office: 416-777-7777<br />Support Email: support@ferroquesystems.com<br/> <a href='http://insertlinkhere.com/'><img src= custom/tips.png></a> <img src= custom/online.png> <img src= custom/remote.png> ");

logon footer buttons storefront citrix

Style Logon Page Footer

Config File: style.css

.customAuthFooter {
font-size:14px;
font-weight: bold;
color: #CE0000;
text-align:left;
padding-left: 50px;
}

Add a Auth Header Over Logon Form

Config File: Script.js

$('.customAuthTop').html("   Welcome to Cloud Portal<br />");

Style Auth Header Over Logon Form

Config File: style.css

.customAuthTop {
font-size:28px;
color: #CE0000;
font-family: "OpenSans-Regular","citrixsans","HelveticaNeue-Light";
    text-align:center;
    padding-right: 260px;
    font-style: italic;
    font-weight: bold;
    margin-bottom: 11px;
    margin-top: 9px
}

style auth header logon storefront citrix

Post Log On Page

Change the Receiver Loading Logo

Config File: style.css

By default, prior to the application enumeration, you will see a page with the Citrix Receiver and a spinning loading bar. To change the receiver image, add the image to the custom folder and modify style.css.

.loading-logo {
background-image: url(logo.png);
width:226px;
height:128px;
}

Logged In Page (Resources)

Add a Help Button (Pop-Up Window)

Config File: Script.js

The help button created will appear in the top right corner of the page.  Create an html page for the pop-up window to be directed to. Save the page to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\”STORE NAME”\custom. Apply the following code.

CTXS.ExtensionAPI.addHelpButton(
function popupCenter(url, title, w, h) {
w = 500;
h = 600;
var left = (screen.width/2)-(w/2);
var top = (screen.height/2)-(h/2);
var newWindow = window.open("custom/help.html", "XL Storefront Help", 'toolbar=no, location=no, directories=no, status=no, menubar=no, scrollbars=yes, resizable=no, copyhistory=no, width='+w+', height='+h+', top='+top+', left='+left);
return newWindow
} 
);

storefront customize citrix add help popup

Change the About Citrix Receiver Window

Config File: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\<STORENAME>Web\receiver.html

<div class="popup aboutBox" id="aboutBoxPopup">
    <a href="#" id="aboutBoxCloseBtn" class="aboutBoxCloseBtn"></a>
    <div class="citrixReceiverLogoAboutBox"></div>
    <p class="thirdPartyNoticeHeader _ctxstxt_ThirdPartyNotices"></p>
    <a id="thirdPartyNoticesBtn" href="ReceiverThirdPartyNotices.htm" class="thirdPartyNoticeLink _ctxstxt_ThirdPartyNoticesWeb" target="_blank"></a>
    <a id="html5ThirdPartyNoticesBtn" href="clients/HTML5Client/src/ReceiverThirdPartyNotices.html" class="thirdPartyNoticeLink _ctxstxt_ThirdPartyNoticesHtml5" target="_blank"></a><br/>
    <span class="citrixCopyright _ctxstxt_CitrixCopyright"></span><br />
    <span class="_ctxstxt_AllRightsReserved"></span><br />
    <a href="http://www.ferroquesystems.com" class="citrixLink" target="_blank">www.ferroquesystems.com</a>

Config File: Strings.en

(function ($) {
    $.localization.customStringBundle("en", {
        AppStore: "BANANA IT MANAGEMENT",
        Example2: "This is another example"
    });
})(jQuery);

$('.customAuthTop').html("");

Add Border to Applications

Config File: style.css

.largeTiles .storeapp:last-of-type, .largeTiles .store-view .folder:last-of-type {
    width: 278.875px;
    margin-left: 50.875px;
    padding-right: 50.875px;
    padding-left: 0;
    margin-right: 0;
    border: 1px solid #CE0000;
}

add border to applications citrix storefront

Add Spacer to Application Icon and Name

Config File: style.css

.storeapp-icon {
    border-radius: 8px;
    display: block;
   margin-left: 11px;
   margin-top: 10px;
}
.storeapp .storeapp-name {
    color: #CE0000;
    margin-left: 11px;
    margin-top: 10px;
}

add spacer to application name citrix storefront

Add a Header on Page

Config File: Script.js

$('#customTop').html("Update: We are making changes to Storefront. Expected date of completion is May 25, 2018");

logged in page storefront add header message

Style Header on Page

Config File: style.css

#customTop {
    text-align: center;
    background-color: #4AAFD6;
    color: #574f5b;
    font-size: 12px;
    padding-top: 10px;
    margin-bottom: -20px;
   font-weight: 700;
}

Add a Footer on Page

Config File: Script.js

$('#customBottom').html("For Citrix issues, please contact the Ferroque Systems Service Desk at abcdefg@ferroquesystems.com");

Style Header on Page

Config File: style.css

#customBottom {
background:#DE0303;
text-align: center;
color: #FFFFFF;
font-weight: 600;
font-size: 14px;
}

Dynamic Subscription Icons in StoreFront

Config File: Strings.en.js

Remove the word details Edit strings.en.JS

(function ($) {
$.localization.customStringBundle("en", {
Details: ""
});
})(jQuery);

Add custom icon files to the custom folder.

Config File: style.css

.storeapp-action-link{
background-image: url('img.png');
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: center;
}
.added .storeapp-action-link{
background-image: url('img2.png');
}

storefront custom subscription icons citrix

Log Off Page

Create a custom log off message

Config File: Strings.en.js

To create a custom log off message, open strings.en.JS and add the following code.

(function ($) {
    $.localization.customStringBundle("en", {
        YouHaveLoggedOff: "You have successfully logged off",
    LogOn: "Back to Sign In",
    LogOff: "Sign Out",
    About: "About Us",
    YouCannotUseAppsOrDesktops: "There are no apps available to you at this time.",
    });
})(jQuery);

storefront custom log off message citrix

Redirect log off to another page

Config File: Strings.en.js

To redirect log off to a different website, open strings.en.JS and add the following code. <br/> can be used to create line breaks in between sentences.

(function ($) {
    $.localization.customStringBundle("en", {
        LogOn: "Please Wait",
        YouHaveLoggedOff:'You have logged off successfully.<br>You are being redirected to ferroquesystems.com<script type="text/javascript">window.location.replace("http://www.ferroquesystems.com");</script>'
    });
})(jQuery);

Add Server Identifier Name

There are two methods for this that Citrix has documented but others are possible.

Method 1: ASPX method alone

Method 2: IIS variable method with ASPX

The advantage of 2 over 1 is the ability to create a placeholder name and not the “real” server name if necessary for security reasons. Method 1 has fewer config steps but will call the server name as it is, and does not require further per-StoreFront server configs.

In the below example, we are using Method 1 and have injected the server name into the header.

As the Citrix documentation is a little old (StoreFront 2.5) I am including a functional means of using it in modern StoreFront and its custom folder structures. Something Michael Shuster worked on with Feng (Citrix blog author and all-around cool guy) circa StoreFront 3.0. Note similar logic could be used to extend some of the useful code in that original 2014 blog into newer versions of StoreFront as well.

Step 1: Add a dynamic script to the server

Within Windows Explorer on the primary StoreFront server, navigate to the following path:

[Drive Letter]:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\[Store Name]Web\custom

In this folder, create a file called GetServerName.aspx and include the following content:

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System" %>
<%=Environment.MachineName %>

Step 2: Append script.js with the server identifier retrieval code

$(document).ready(function() {
    $.ajax({
       url: 'custom/GetServerName.aspx',
        success: function(data) {
            var $markup = $('<div class="servername">'
                  + '<span class=/> StoreFront Server: ' + data
                  + '</div>');
            $('#customTop').html($markup).ctxsLocalize();
        }
    });
});

Step 3: Stylize the server identifier

Add the following to style.css

.servername {
font-size: 12px;
font-weight: 600;
color: #FFFFFF;
background:#DE0303;
padding: 2px 2px;
text-align: center;
}

If you want to customize the header add this as well to style.css:

#customTop{
background:#DE0303;
text-align: center;
color: #FFFFFF;
font-weight: 600;
font-size: 14px;
}

Step 4: Propagate your changes

Navigate to the Server Group tab and click Propagate Changes.

Links and Tools

Resize Images

http://resizeimage.net/ – All image types

https://ezgif.com/resize – Animated gifs

Colour Matching

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/CSS_Colors/Color_picker_tool – Find colour codes

https://html-color-codes.info/colors-from-image/  – Find colour of image

Other Notes/Observations

Embed an image where text is supposed to be.

<img src= custom/unismall.gif>

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