NCI Remote Apps provides access to your home (H:) and group (L:) drives, email, and various applications (Outlook, Word, Firefox, etc.) from remote locations, such as while on travel or working from home. The speed of your Internet connection (dial-up, high-speed Internet) will affect how well these resources work for you.
Accessing Remote Apps From a non-Windows Device
Before logging into Remote Apps, non-Windows users should first download and install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop software for their device using one of the links below:
Logging Into Remote Apps
Before using NCI's Remote Apps, you are required to take the "Securing Remote Computers" portion of the Security Awareness Training available at http://irtsectraining.nih.gov and electronically sign the User Certification Agreement that can be accessed at the end of the training.
Register With NIH Advanced Login or Get a PIV Card Reader
Remote Apps requires all users to either log in with NIH Advanced Login or with their NIH ID badge/PIV card when working remotely.
Personally Owned Equipment
If you are using Windows-based Personally Owned Equipment (POE), you are responsible for purchasing and installing an ID badge/PIV reader (also known as a smart card reader).
Note: Some laptops are equipped with an internal ID badge/PIV reader. Please refer to the list below for supported card readers on can purchase for use with POE:
If you require assistance or encounter problems, please: