How to check that Citrix Access Gateway is used in a published application

  • KM1359998
  • 10-Apr-2012
  • 19-Feb-2013


This document provides a tip on how to determine the target Citrix application is using the Citrix Access Gateway and is therefore currently unsupported with VuGen 11.00.


VuGen 11.00 is currently not supported with applications published with Citrix Access Gateway. This limitation is documented in

This document describes a method VuGen script developers can use to verify if a target Citrix application has been published using Citrix Access Gateway,  


  1. Using the IE web browser on the VuGen machine connect to the Citrix server where the target application is published.
  2. Right click on the link of the target application and select Save Target As to save the ICA file to a known location on the local machine.
  3. Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the saved ICA file and open it with an editor.
  4. In the saved ICA file, scroll down to the application section. For example, in this case the published application is called "Citrix Test Application" 

     [Citrix Test Application]

The Address= line above shows a string that is used by the Citrix Access Gateway (CAG). This application cannot currently be recorded and replayed with VuGen 11.00. For a non CAG application the Address line shows the name or address of the Citrix server.