Connecting to the Virtual SINC Site

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Last Updated: July 14, 2022
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  • Your Stony Brook University NetID account
  • A properly configured DUO account
  • A working network connection
  • The following web browsers
    • Google Chrome 57 or later
    • Safari 11 or later (MacOS only)
    • Firefox 55 or later
    • Microsoft Edge (Chromium version) 79 or later

One important note before continuing

  • Caution! There is a 30 minute idle timeout.  A warning message will appear that time is running out.  Be aware that you may be leaving unfinished projects alone too long.  You will lose your work!


Using the Virtual SINC Site

  • In your web browser of choice, enter the following URL in the address bar and press Enter:



  • You'll be directed to a page asking for you to sign in with your email or phone. 
  • Type in your Stony Brook provided NetID and your password


  • In this window, enter a value of either 1, 2 or 3 on the field labeled Passcode.  We recommend option 1 to continue.
    • Make sure you have the DUO app installed and working on your mobile phone beforehand.
    • If you do choose option 3, please enter the passcode onto the Passcode field


  • If you chose option 1, you'll be prompted to accept a DUO multifactor authentication push sent to your phone.  Press Accept to continue:



  • Enter your NetID and password again for 2nd time. 


  • You should then see a catalog of desktops one can connect to.
    • The virtual desktop labelled "Virtual-SINC-Site" has most of the applications we make available.
    • Statistical-Apps has applications such as SPSS, AMOS, SAS, Statistix and Stata
    • VSS-3D-Apps offers applications that require 3D acceleration such as Matlab, COMSOL, AutoCAD, Google Earth Pro to name a few.

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