Citrix Remote Access (VDI)

Citrix Remote Access (VDI) portal is the preferred method of remote access using any Windows PC, Mac computer or tablet.  This portal utilizes Citrix Receiver to access a virtualized Windows Desktop internally on the Stony Brook Medicine network, allowing users to securely access most applications (Cerner PowerChart, Kronos, PACS, Remote Desktop…etc).


Effective Thursday, February 24, 2022, all Stony Brook Medicine Faculty & Staff will need to utilize Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication on a smart phone or tablet to remotely access resources such as our Citrix Remote Access (VDI) Portal and Microsoft Office 365, Outlook Email & Microsoft Teams.

Instructions for setup of the App can be found at the following link: Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication

Microsoft MFA Video: How to register for Multi-Factor Authentication  

  • You may want to download the “Microsoft Authenticator” app on your mobile device prior to watching the video. 
  • To start set-up, go to the website:  

MFA Instructions Image


The Citrix Remote Access (VDI) portal offers improved features, security and performance, and can be accessed via the following link:

All Stony Brook Medicine faculty and staff who need remote access are encouraged to use Citrix VDI for their SBM application requirements. Please see the links below for directions on how to access the system via your personal desktop, laptop, or iPad/tablet.

Windows: Instructions
macOS: Instructions
iOS (iPad): Instructions