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Securly Cloud Web Filter

 

Since 2018 Westlake Academy has partnered 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 the right, or at the bottom of this page. ***
For macOS based Apple Computers:
 
  • Download the Securly certificate CRT file.
    Later this Fall, Securly's current SSL Certificate will expire. We have provisioned a brand new SSL Certificate available below which expires in 2034. While to get up and running today you only need to have the original SSL Certificate Installed, we recommend that you install both SSL Certificates at the same time to ensure when the original expires, you are at no loss of service.
  • Navigate to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access
  • Select ‘System’ in the left-hand column.
  • Open ‘File > Import Items’ and import the ‘securly_ca_2020.crt’ files into the ‘System’ keychain.
  • The certificate should now show with a red X. That means it is untrusted. To provide trust, double-click the *.securly.com certificate. Under "Trust", change the setting at the top (When using this certificate) to "Always Trust". This is pictured in the gif below.
  • Repeat for securly_ca_2034.crt
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For iOS
 
  • Allow website to download configuration profile
  • Open Settings app. Tap on General, then tap on Profiles.
  • Tap on the downloaded profile *.securly.com
  • Tap Install
  • Enter device passcode (if one is set)
  • Tap Install, and Install again
  • Tap Done
  • Next, you need to turn on SSL trust for that certificate, go to Settings > General > About > Certificate Trust Settings.

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  • Click on the toggle next to *.securly.com

 

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  • Click Continue on the Root Certificate warning. 
    Later this Fall, Securly's current SSL Certificate will expire. We have provisioned a brand new SSL Certificate available below which expires in 2034. While to get up and running today you only need to have the original SSL Certificate Installed, we recommend that you install both SSL Certificates at the same time to ensure when the original expires, you are at no loss of service.
For Android

You would need to install the Securly SSL certificate on your device to ensure that Securly is able to filter all HTTPS sites browsed there effectively.

  1. Your Android device will need to have a PIN set otherwise by default you can not install any certificates to the device. This is found under Settings->Security->Screen Lock
  2. Click on the Securly SSL certificate file on the right that you want to install
    • Later this Fall, Securly's current SSL Certificate will expire. We have provisioned a brand new SSL Certificate available below which expires in 2034. While to get up and running today you only need to have the original SSL Certificate Installed, we recommend that you install both SSL Certificates at the same time to ensure when the original expires, you are at no loss of service.

  3. At the Name the certificate screen give the certificate name and press the OK button.
  4. You can verify that the certificate is installed by going to Settings->Security->Trusted Credentials->User

 

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:
 
  • Download the certificate

  • Right-click ‘Start’ and select ‘Run’. 

  • Type in ‘mmc’ and click ‘OK’.

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  • On the ‘User Account Control’ screen click ‘Yes’.

  • Once ‘Microsoft Management Console’ opens click ‘File’ and select ‘Add/Remove Snap-in’. windowssl3.png

  • In the left menu select ‘Certificates’ and click ‘Add’.

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  • On the next screen click the radio button next to ‘Computer account’ and click ‘Next’. windowssl5.png

  • Click ‘Finish’. 

  • Once you are returned to the ‘Add or Remove Snap-ins’ screen click ‘OK’.

  • In the Microsoft Management Console’ window click on ‘Certificates (Local Computer)’. windowssl7.png

  • Right-click on ‘Trusted Root Certificate Authorities’ in the left pane and select ‘All Tasks’ and then ‘Import’.        windowssl8.png

  • Click ‘Next’ in the ‘Certificate Import Wizard’. 

  • Browse to where you saved the Securly certificate and select it. Then click ‘Open’. windowssl9.png

  • On the Certificate Store window ensure that it says ‘Trusted Root Certificate Authorities’ and click ‘Next’.             windowssl10.png

  • Click ‘Finish’ and then 'OK'. 

  • You should see the Securly certificate showing in the certificates folder at this point.

Later this Fall, Securly's current SSL Certificate will expire. We have provisioned a brand new SSL Certificate available below which expires in 2034. While to get up and running today you only need to have the original SSL Certificate Installed, we recommend that you install both SSL Certificates at the same time to ensure when the original expires, you are at no loss of service.


For Firefox users in Windows:
 
  • Firefox does not trust the Windows system certificate store. For non-domain joined devices, Firefox will need Securly's SSL certificate installed manually to improve the user's browsing experience. Without the certificate, the user will be prompted with warnings about insecure sites and their connection not being private. Below are the steps to install Securly's SSL Decryption certificate in Firefox manually. 

    1. Download  certificate.

    2. Open Firefox.

    3. Click the hamburger menu at the top-right of the screen and select "Options"

    4. Select "Privacy & Security"

    5. Scroll to the bottom of the page under "Security" and "Certificates" and select "View Certificates"

    6. In the "Certificate Manager" modal, ensure the "Authorities" section is selected. Then, click "Import".

    7. This will bring up a file selector where you can select the certificate you downloaded previously. Select the certificate and click "Open"

    8. It should result in a successful message. 

     

    Later this Fall, Securly's current SSL Certificate will expire. We have provisioned a brand new SSL Certificate available below which expires in 2034. While to get up and running today you only need to have the original SSL Certificate Installed, we recommend that you install both SSL Certificates at the same time to ensure when the original expires, you are at no loss of service.

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.