How to enable Citrix SSO (client side)

  1. Download Citrix Receiver from then install it with SSO option checked and reboot the system to start the ssonsvr.exe process.1
    Right after installation, if it prompts for ‘email’ or ‘server address’ like above, you have to enter the link given by your Citrix administrator and click on Add button.
    Alternatively, you can cancel this dialog-box and directly access the link given by your Citrix administrator from your internet browser.
  2. After rebooting, verify that ‘ssonsvr.exe’ process is running in the Task Manager.
  3. Follow below steps to prioritize SSO provider:
    • From the bottom-right of the screen, click on Network icon as red-circled in below snapshot and then click on “Open Network and Sharing Center”.
    • On the following screen, click on “Change adapter settings” at the left hand side.
    • Now press Alt key on keyboard to show menu and then click on Advanced, then on Advanced Settings…
    • On the resulting dialog-box, bring the Citrix Single Sign-on provider to the top and click OK.
  4. If there is no SSL certificate assigned to the URL, then create a Registry entry as shown below:
    For 32-bit – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Citrix\AuthManager
    For 64-bit – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Citrix\AuthManager
    Name: ConnectionSecurityMode
    Value Type: REG_SZ
    Value: Any
  5. Verify SSO entry is created or not as shown below. If not, create it:
    Name= PnaSSONEnabled
  6. Modify Registry entry as shown below.
    Modify AllowAddStore and add A
  7. Copy/Paste the following two files:
    • Copy receiver.admx file from C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\Configuration
      and paste it to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions
    • Copy receiver.adml file from C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\Configuration\en-US
      and paste it to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US
  8. Open gpedit.msc (local policy) and verify below setting is enabled. It has to be enabled and paste it to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US
  9. Follow below steps to check if all the configurations are correct in the Windows system.
    • On the bottom-right corner of the screen, right-click on the Citrix Receiver icon and click on Advanced Preferences.
    • On the resulting dialog-box, click on Configuration Checker.
    • On the following dialog-box, check the SSONChecker box and click on Run. All the checks should return a screen like below where there’s no failed status.
  10. Citrix Single Sign On (SSO) configuration is complete.

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