Virtual SINC Site


Reported on Fri. September 26, 2014
There have been a series of compatibility issues affecting the VPN inhibiting access to the Virtual SINC Site from off campus.
We are currently working on a solution to this problem.
Also it seems like Google Chrome does not allow the Virtual SINC Site page to offer Citrix Receiver to be installed.
Please use any other browser to allow the VSS to detect if you have Citrix Receiver installed.  Can use Chrome afterwards.
Here are some tips that may help one get the VPN working on your Mac.
On a Mac avoid using Google Chrome on Mavericks and Yosemite for it does not load Java version 7 and 8 that the VPN web page depends on.
Safari 6.x and 7.x also have new security features that are agressive in blocking Java.
These instructions help override this and allows plugins to run.  
This example allows Flash to run on Adobe's website:
Here are instructions on how to manage plugins in Firefox:
Basically find plugins called Citrix or Java and select "Always Activate".
Mac OS X also has security settings to block unfamilar applications.  Use this Apple Knowledge base to allow VPN to install.
When installing VPN software set the option to "Anywhere".  When done restore original setting to protect your Mac:
Last Updated: Thu, Oct 23rd 8:26pm

The Virtual SINC Site provides a way for students, faculty, and staff members to access site-licensed, academic software titles directly from their personal computers from either on or off campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students can use the Virtual SINC Site to access the Print From Anywhere service using any device or operating system.


In order to run the Virtual SINC Site, you will need to download the Citrix Receiver.

To run the Virtual SINC Site from an off-campus location, you will need to connect to Stony Brook University's Virtual Private Network before accessing the Virtual SINC Site.

Automatic Log Off

There is a 30-minute idle time limit for the Virtual SINC Site.  After 30 minutes of inactivity, you will be automatically logged off.  If you do not save your work, you will lose it when you are logged off.

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