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Does Citrix Workspace support the Thursby Sub Rosa SDK? (FIPS Smart Cards)

Jimmy Raborn


Does Citrix Workspace support the Thursby Sub Rosa SDK on iPads? If not, can someone suggest a Smart Card middleware that does work?


We've been using Tactivo mini Smart Card readers on our iPads without the need for a middleware but since we started getting new FIPS Smart Cards, the iPads can't see the certs natively. 

I have a Thursby Smart Card with Sub Rosa (not the pro version). Through Sub Rosa, I can connect to our Storefront and launch a published app or desktop but when I get to the logon screen, the Smart Card Reader is unavailable. 


These are the steps to reproduce the behavior we're seeing: 

1: Start Sub Rosa using the Thursby Reader and my Smart Card inserted. I have white and blue indicator lights.

2: I enter the address to our Citrix Storefront.

3: I accept my certificate, then enter my PIN.

4: I click a Citrix Application or Desktop.

     Sub Rosa asks what to do with the link.

5: I click “Copy to Workspace”

     Indicator lights on the Thursby Reader go out.

     The Citrix Session starts. 

     No Smart Card is available to authenticate with the published App/Desktop.

     No bueno.


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