Installing the Secure Profile for Mac

Mac workstations require configuration prior to the administration of online testing. AIR recommends installing the Mac Secure Profile, as it reduces the number of steps needed to set up Mac devices for online testing; however, the Mac Secure Profile is not required for online testing. Users can download the Secure Profile from the link below, install it, and restart their computer. The Secure Profile can also be installed on multiple devices all at once using any commercially available mobile device management (MDM) application you already use to manage your devices. If the Secure Profile is not installed, the features listed below must be disabled manually.

The Secure Profile is new for 2019-2020 and automates a lot of the previously manual steps that would need to happen to secure the device after installing the Secure Browser. The profile disables the hot keys for enabling Dictation, Mission Control, and Spaces and the trackpad gestures for accessing Lookup, Space Switching, Expose, and Notification Center and also sets function keys to standard functions. Apple provided an updated Mac Secure Profile (now available from the link below) in November 2019 to disable the keyboard shortcuts for screenshots. Devices that had the Secure Profile installed before November 2019 will need to have keyboard shortcuts for screenshots manually disabled or repeat the steps to install the Secure Profile from the link below. If repeating the steps to install the Secure Profile, the old Secure Profile does not need to be deleted.

After you’ve installed the Secure Profile, download the Secure Browser from the link above and install it using the instructions below.

Download the Secure Profile

Click here to download the Secure Profile.

Installing the Secure Browser for Mac

This procedure installs the Secure Browser on desktop and laptop computers running Mac OS X or macOS. The steps in this procedure may vary depending on your version of Mac OS X or macOS and your web browser.

1.Remove any previous versions of the Secure Browser by dragging its folder to the Trash.

2.Click the Download Browser link above. A dialog window opens. If prompted for a download location, select the desktop.

3.Open Downloads from the Dock, and double-click IndianaSecureBrowserX.X-YYYY-MM-DD-signed.dmg to display its contents. 

4.Drag the IndianaSecureBrowser icon to the folder. This installs the Secure Browser into Applications.

5.Double-click the IndianaSecureBrowser icon on the desktop to launch the Secure Browser. (You must launch the Secure Browser to complete the installation.) The Secure Browser opens displaying the student login screen. The browser fills the entire screen and hides the dock.

6.To exit the browser, click X in the upper-right corner of the screen.

7.Ensure all background jobs, such as virus scans or software updates, are scheduled outside of test windows. For example, if your testing takes place between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., schedule background jobs outside of these hours.