RD Gateway

RD Gateway establishes a secure connection to remote Stony Brook computers.

An RD Gateway allows you to more safely connect through Remote Desktop Protocol to a Windows system because connections use HTTPS instead of connecting directly.


Increased Security
Remote access to Servers & Workstations
Off Campus Connections


The RD Gateway can be used for any Windows system on campus that allows for RDP and accepts connections from the RD Gateway (this includes Windows workstations). Connect from both on and off campus (without the need for VPN). Anyone with a valid NetID and Duo account can use it.

RD Gateway Server Name


you'll need the server name to set up RD Gateway

RD Gateway and DUO

RD Gateway requires two-step login (Duo). 

Request a Duo account

Setting up RD Gateway on Windows and Mac

To connect to a remote desktop session on a Windows system, configure your Remote Desktop Connection client to use an RD Gateway, logging in with your NetID/NetID password. The RD Gateway can be accessed from any Internet connected client. 

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