Wrapping and Uploading of Apps for Windows 8.1 Device

An article by Devdas Sagar from Citrix Blogs

This blog helps in understanding the steps to wrap apps to be used with Windows 8.1 devices. The process is same for XenMobile Server v9.0 and v10.0.

Below are the pre-requisites for wrapping apps for Windows 8.1 as on February 2015:

  1. Computer running 64 bit version of Windows 7 or 8.1 Operating system
  2. Latest MDX toolkit for Windows 8.1 downloaded from Citrix Download page
  3. Latest Worx Apps from Citrix Download page
  4. .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
  5. Microsoft Silverlight 5 runtime and SDK for Windows 8.1
  6. Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 (Update 3 or later) with Windows 8.1 SDK tools
  7. Open a Microsoft Windows Store Developer Account (Corporate account type). For more information, refer Account types, locations, and fees.
  8. Obtain a Publisher ID (PHONEPUBLISHERID) from the Windows Store developer account profile. For more information, refer Managing your profile.
  9. Acquire an enterprise certificate from Symantec to sign Windows mobile apps. For more information, refer Company app distribution for Windows Phone.
  10. Create an Application Enrollment Token (AET) using Windows Phone SDK tool. For more information, refer How to generate an application enrollment token for Windows Phone.

Download and Extract MDX Toolkit

You can download the MDX Toolkit from Citrix Download page. You need to login with your Registered ID to access the download page.

1. Download the MDX Toolkit from Citrix Download site:

 

2. Extract the MDX Toolkit zip file onto a local drive on your computer

Note: Make sure you have the pre-reqs in place, including the Worx Apps downloaded from Citrix Download page.

Wrapping of Apps

In order to publish the Worx Home and WorxApps, you need to wrap them. The command used to wrap WorxHome is different than that of WorxMail and WorxWeb.

Note: Signing an App and wrapping an App convey the same meaning.

Follow the below steps to wrap apps.

1. Make sure you have the Worx apps, Enterprise certificate and Application Enrollment Token (AET) downloaded and stored at a location on local drive

2. Login to Command prompt and navigate to the location where the MDX Tool kit is installed

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