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Securly Cloud Web Filter

Securly Cloud Web Filter

Starting in 2018 Westlake Academy will be partnering with Securly, a cloud based internet filter.  All devices on campus will use this web filter to help moderate the content viewed on the internet. The 1:1 iPads given to students will have this filter enabled on campus and off campus. This is done to protect the student from viewing inappropriate content on school owned devices. Students that are not participating in the 1:1 program (BYOD) will still have this filtering while on campus. 
 
BYOD students/Guests will need to install a certificate on their device to browse the internet while using the school WiFi. Please use the instructions below based on the type of device your student will be using. 
 
***Please download the Securly Certificate on right. ***
 
For macOS based Apple Computers:
 
  • Right hand corner of the screen>Magnifying Glass>Keychain Access.

  • From Keychain Access>System.

  • Click on the pad lock to unlock these settings.

  • Please drop the downloaded Securly certificate to this window.

  • Double click on “*.securly.com”.

  • Expand out “trusts”.

  • For “when using this certificate” please change this from “System Defaults” to “Always Trust”. 

 
For iOS
 
  • Allow website to open settings
  • Install Profile for *.securly.com
  • Enter device passcode (if one is set)
  • Tap Install Profile
  • Tap Done
 
 
For Chromebooks:
 
  • Open Settings

  • Search for HTTPS/SSL

  • Click on Manage Certificates

  • Click on Authorities Tab

  • Click Import and Choose the Securly Certificate from Downloads

  • Check 3 boxes to Trust CA to identify website, email users, and software developers

 
For Windows based Personal Computers:

  • Please click on start->type in “certmgr.msc”

  • Click on “Trusted Root Certificate Authorities”

  • Expand out Certificates

  • Right click on Certificates Select All Tasks>Import

  • Please select the downloaded Securly certificate and leave all other options as their defaults. 


For Firefox users in Windows:
 
  • In the Firefox window press the "alt" key on your keyboard.
  • At the top of the screen select Tools > options.
  • From the General Menu on the left click on Advanced>Certificate>View Certificates.
  • Click the Authorities tab.
  • Click Import and select the downloaded certificate.
  • Please be sure to allow the certificate to be trusted for all 3 items offered.
 
For Firefox users in macOS: 
 
  • In the Menu window, click on Firefox and select Preferences from the drop down menu.
  • Click on Advanced>Certificates>View Certificates.
  • From the Firefox View Certificates menu.
  • Click the Authorities tab.
  • Click Import and select the downloaded certificate.
  • Please be sure to allow the certificate to be trusted for all 3 items offered.