ICA File Extension

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Citrix ICA Format
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What is ICA file?

ICA file contains c onfiguration information for connecting to Citrix servers or cloud services. ICA file can be system-specific (Windows, Linux, etc.) or dedicated to single application, for example, Skype. Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) files are used by Citrix Connection Manager tool or Citrix Receiver plugin for providing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops services to users. ICA files may be digitally signed to ensure it comes from a proper source. ICA files are created using ICA File Editor tool or application’s configuration manager, but since it is a text file, it can be viewed and edited using any text editor. ICA file organizes settings into sections, which names are enclosed in brackets, for example:

  • ApplicationServers – defines the name of application or connection
  • Section named according to the previous definition – contains connection properties in PropertyName=value format, such as:
    • transport protocols,
    • network address,
    • username, domain and password,
    • session initiation properties;
  • WFClinet – describes WinFrame client

Solutions offered by Citrix allow companies to share, distribute, and centrally manage programs and company data via secured connections. Data is send using proprietary ICA protocol, an platform-independent alternative to Remote Desktop Protocol developed by Microsoftu. Such solution enables remote access to the organization’s work environment from anywhere in the world using the internet newtork.

Programs that support ICA file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the ICA file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the ICA file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the ICA file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the ICA file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the ICA file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the ICA file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the ICA file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on ICA file.

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