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What Are the System Requirements For Accessing SAM Online?


To access SAM (System for Award Management) online, you’ll need a computer or mobile device with internet access and a compatible web browser. Here are the basic system requirements for accessing SAM:

  1. Internet Connection: You must have a stable and reliable internet connection to access SAM. A broadband or high-speed connection is recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Web Browser: SAM is a web-based platform, so you’ll need a compatible web browser. Supported web browsers typically include:
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Safari

    Ensure that your browser is updated to the latest version for the best experience and security.

  3. Cookies and JavaScript: SAM may require cookies and JavaScript to be enabled in your web browser settings. Most modern browsers have these features enabled by default, but it’s a good practice to check and adjust your settings if necessary.
  4. Screen Resolution: SAM’s website is designed to be responsive to different screen sizes and resolutions. While there are no strict requirements, using a device with a screen resolution of at least 1024×768 pixels or higher is recommended for an optimal viewing experience.
  5. Pop-Up Blocker: If you use a pop-up blocker in your browser, you may need to configure it to allow pop-ups from the SAM website, as certain SAM functions may open in new browser windows or tabs.
  6. User Accounts: To interact with SAM, you’ll need a registered user account. Depending on your role within your organization, you may have different levels of access and permissions.
  7. Security Measures: SAM may use security measures such as Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to enhance account security. Be prepared to set up and use these security features as needed.
  8. PDF Reader: Some documents and forms in SAM may be provided in PDF format. You should have a PDF reader installed on your device to view and download these documents.
  9. Email Access: SAM may send notifications and updates to the email address associated with your account. Ensure that you have access to this email for communication from SAM.

It’s essential to keep your web browser and system software up to date to ensure compatibility and security when accessing SAM. Additionally, SAM may periodically update its system requirements and security features, so it’s a good practice to check the official SAM website for any specific requirements or announcements related to system access and security.


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