How to change your device for Multifactor Authentication for Cloud accounts

November 16, 2022

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This article describes how to troubleshoot and get help if you experience a problem when creating an account or signing in to Citrix Cloud or another Citrix website. This article also includes other self-help resources and guided support options.

Important:

If you experience an issue with signing in to a Citrix website or enrolling in multifactor authentication (MFA), review this article first for troubleshooting resources. If these resources don’t help you resolve your issue, contact Citrix Customer Service at https://www.citrix.com/contact/customer-service.html.

Creating an account

A Citrix account is required to access certain resources on the Citrix website, such as Citrix discussion forums, training courses, certain product downloads, and Citrix Technical Support.

To create a new Citrix account for your company or join your company’s existing Citrix account, visit https://www.citrix.com/welcome/create-account/.

To sign up for Citrix Cloud, see Sign up for Citrix Cloud.

If you encounter an error when signing up for a Citrix account or a Citrix Cloud account, contact Citrix Customer Service.

Signing in to Citrix websites and Citrix Cloud

If you’re having trouble signing in to a Citrix website with your Citrix account, use the following resources to troubleshoot:

FAQ

I haven’t received a verification email. What do I do?

When signing in to your Citrix account, you should receive a verification email. If you haven’t received a verification email, follow the troubleshooting steps for I haven’t received a verification email. What do I do?.

I can’t authenticate when signing in to my Citrix account. What do I do?

See How to Enroll into Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) or How to recover access to your account.

I can authenticate when signing in to my Citrix account but am unable to sign in to other Citrix websites. What do I do?

Contact Citrix Support to open a support case.

I am unable to sign in to any Citrix website. What do I do?

  1. Click Forgot password? on the login page of your Citrix account.
  2. Verify that you are using the correct user name or email address by selecting the user name or email option under Find my account by. Click Find My Account.

    • If a valid user name or email is identified, follow the steps in the password reset email sent to your inbox.
    • If an invalid user name is identified, select the Email option under Find my account by and click Find My Account.
    • If you have attempted to sign in using the Email option but there are multiple accounts associated with the same email address, select the appropriate user name under Login and follow the instructions received in the password reset email.

    If you still have not received an email to your inbox or spam folders, contact Citrix Support to open a support case.

  3. Retry signing in to your Citrix account. ​If you are successful, retry signing in to other Citrix websites. If you are still unable to sign in, contact Citrix Support to open a support case.

I’m having trouble signing in to Citrix Cloud. What do I do?

  • Make sure you sign in with the email address and password you provided when you signed up for your account.
  • You might need to reset your password. Citrix Cloud prompts you to change your password if you haven’t signed in recently or your password doesn’t meet the requirements for strong passwords. For more information, see Changing your password in this article.
  • You might need to sign in using a custom sign-in URL. If your Citrix Cloud account uses Azure AD or SAML to authenticate administrators, select Sign in with my company credentials and enter your company’s sign-in URL. You can then enter your AD or Azure AD credentials to access your company’s Citrix Cloud account. If you don’t know your company’s sign-in URL, contact your company’s administrator for assistance.

If you continue to experience a problem with signing in to a Citrix website, contact Citrix Customer Service.

Multifactor authentication for Citrix and Citrix Cloud accounts

For Citrix Cloud, administrators are required to sign in using MFA. Enrolling in MFA occurs when onboarding a new Citrix Cloud account or when a new administrator joins an existing Citrix Cloud account.

Citrix also requires MFA for signing in to your Citrix account, as well as Citrix Cloud. If you’re prompted to enroll in MFA when you sign in to your Citrix account, follow the steps in CTX461297: How to Enroll into Multi Factor Authentication (MFA).

For more information about MFA for Citrix accounts, see CTX463482: Frequently asked questions when setting up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on Citrix properties.

Verification email isn’t received

When you start the MFA enrollment process, Citrix sends you an email with a verification code. The email typically arrives within a few minutes. If you don’t receive this email:

  • Check the email address that’s registered for your Citrix account and verify that it’s correct. If you recently changed your email address, the verification email might be sent to your old address.
  • The email might have been accidentally filtered. Check the Spam and Trash folders in your email client. You can also search your email account for emails from donotreplynotifications@citrix.com or cloud@citrix.com.
  • Ensure that donotreplynotifications@citrix.com and cloud@citrix.com are listed as trusted senders. Your firewall might have blocked the email.

If you don’t receive the email after several minutes or you experience another issue with signing in, contact Citrix Customer Service.

Multifactor authentication without a mobile device

During the MFA enrollment process, Citrix prompts you to set up an authenticator app so you can register your device. Although using a mobile device (for example, a smartphone or a tablet) for this task is a common practice, a mobile device isn’t required for enrolling in MFA.

MFA enrollment requires you to use an authenticator app that supports RFC6238 (TOTP: Time-Based One-Time Password algorithm). You can use an authenticator app on other devices, like a desktop computer.

In general, desktop-compatible authenticator apps are available as web browser extensions and standalone applications that you install on your computer. Also, if you use a hardware token, some token makers have companion authenticator apps that are desktop-compatible.

Account recovery

Depending on the recovery methods that you configured when you enrolled in MFA, you can recover access to your account using one of the following methods:

  • Use a one-time code that Citrix sends to your recovery email address.
  • Use one of the backup codes that you generated during enrollment.
  • Allow Citrix Support to call your recovery phone number to verify your identity and help you access your account. Setting up a recovery phone number is required during MFA enrollment.

To sign in without your authenticator app:

  1. From the Citrix account or Citrix Cloud sign-in page, enter your user name and password and then select Sign in.
  2. When prompted for the code from your authenticator app, select Don’t have your authenticator app?

    Verification prompt with Don't have your authenticator app highlighted

  3. Select the recovery method you want to use, if applicable. If you have only one other recovery method configured, besides a recovery phone number, Citrix prompts you to use that method automatically.
  4. If using your recovery email address, enter the one-time code that Citrix sends and select Verify. If you don’t receive the code for some time, select Re-send email. After verification, Citrix Cloud signs you in.
  5. If using a backup code, enter the code when prompted and select Verify. Citrix Cloud signs you in and sends you an email to notify you that a backup code has been used and the number of remaining valid backup codes. Note or delete the used backup code to ensure that you don’t use it again.
  6. If you’re not able to use your recovery email or backup codes:
    1. Select Contact Citrix Support.
    2. Complete the form with the details of your issue. A Citrix Support representative contacts you using your recovery phone number to verify your identity. Afterward, the representative sends you a recovery code you can use to sign in.
    3. Return to the Citrix Cloud sign-in page and sign in using your Citrix Cloud credentials.
    4. When prompted for a code, enter the recovery code you received from Citrix Support and select Verify.

After you sign in, be sure to update your account recovery methods to avoid future sign-in delays.

Update your account recovery methods

You can update your account recovery methods and change your registered device through your My Profile page. You can access this page through your Citrix account or through Citrix Cloud.

To access your My Profile page:

  1. Sign in to your Citrix account or to Citrix Cloud.
  2. From your Citrix account, visit https://accounts.cloud.com/core/profile.
  3. In Citrix Cloud, select My Profile from the top-right menu.

Account menu with My profile highlighted

To change your device or update your recovery methods, refer to the following sections:

Changing your password

If you’ve forgotten your account password, select Forgot password? and enter your account username when prompted. Citrix sends an email to the email address on your account with a link to set up a new password. If you don’t receive this email after several minutes, or if you need further assistance, contact Citrix Customer Service.

Citrix Cloud might prompt you to reset your password when you attempt to sign in. This prompt occurs if:

  • Your password doesn’t meet Citrix Cloud’s complexity requirements.
  • Your password includes dictionary words.
  • Your password is listed in a known database of compromised passwords.
  • You haven’t signed in to Citrix Cloud in the last 60 days.

Passwords must be between 8 and 128 characters long and include:

  • At least one number
  • At least one upper-case letter
  • At least one symbol: ! @ # $ % ^ * ? + = –

When prompted, select Reset Password to create a new strong password for your account.

Cloud service health

The Citrix Cloud Health Dashboard (https://status.cloud.com) provides an overview of real-time availability of the Citrix Cloud platform and services in each geographical region. If you experience any issues with Citrix Cloud, check the Cloud Health Dashboard to verify that Citrix Cloud or specific services are operating normally.

For more information about the Cloud Health Dashboard, see Service health.

Citrix Cloud support forums

On the Citrix Cloud support forums you can get help, provide feedback and improvement suggestions, view conversations from other users, or start your own topics.

Citrix support staff members track these forums and are ready to answer your questions. Other Citrix Cloud community members can also offer help or join the discussion.

You don’t need to sign in to read forum topics. However, you must sign in to post or reply to a topic. To sign in, use your existing Citrix account credentials, or use the email address and password you provided when you created your Citrix Cloud account.

Support articles and documentation

Citrix provides substantial product and support content to help you get the most out of Citrix Cloud and resolve issues you might experience with Citrix products.

Citrix Cloud Resource Center

The Citrix Cloud Resource Center can help you get started with Citrix Cloud, learn more about features, and search to resolve issues. Click the blue compass icon at the bottom right of the page. This feature is available for the Citrix Cloud platform, Citrix DaaS, and Application Delivery Management service.

Citrix Cloud management console with Resource Center icon highlighted

  • Get Started: Provides a brief guided walkthrough of key tasks specific to the service you’re currently working with. You can also find links to training and onboarding resources to help you learn more about service capabilities and set up your end-users for success.
  • Announcements: Provides notifications of newly released features and links to essential Citrix communications. Select a feature notification to receive a brief guided walkthrough of the feature.
  • Search Articles: Provides a list of product documentation and Knowledge Center articles for common tasks and helps you find more articles, without leaving Citrix Cloud. Enter a search query in the How do I… box for a filtered list of articles based on the service you’re working with. In general, support articles appear first in the list, followed by product documentation articles.

Citrix Support Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center provides troubleshooting content as well as security bulletins and software update notices for all Citrix products. Simply enter a search string to find relevant content. You can filter results based on product and article type.

Citrix Tech Zone

Citrix Tech Zone contains a information to help you learn more about Citrix Cloud and other Citrix products. Here, you can find reference architectures, diagrams, videos, and technical papers that provide insights for designing, building, and deploying Citrix technologies.

User Help Center

The Citrix User Help Center provides Citrix product documentation just for the end-users in your organization. The User Help Center provides instructions in an easy-to-read format for end-user-facing products such as Citrix Workspace app and Citrix Files.

Technical Support

If you’re experiencing an issue that requires technical help, you can access the My Support portal to open a support case or chat with a Citrix Technical Support representative.

To access the My Support portal, visit https://support.citrix.com/case/manage.

To access the portal from Citrix Cloud:

  1. Select the Help icon near the top-right of the screen

    Citrix Cloud Help icon with Open a Ticket menu option highlighted

  2. Select Open a Ticket > Go to My Support

    Visit My Support

  3. Sign in with your Citrix account

    The Citrix Cloud sign in form

After signing in, contact Citrix Technical Support using one of the following methods:

  • Start a support case: Select Open a Case and then provide the details of the issue you’re experiencing.
  • By telephone: Select Contact Support to view a list of local phone numbers you can use to call Citrix Technical Support.
  • Live Chat: Select Start chat in the lower-right corner of the page to chat with a Citrix Technical Support representative.

Simplified Support Center home page with contact buttons highlighted

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