For 2016–2017, a secure browser must be installed on each computer or tablet that will be used for student testing. This section provides an overview of which operating systems are supported and which secure browser to download.

Operating Systems Supported Devices Secure Browser Related Requirements*
7 (Professional and Enterprise)
8.0 (Professional and Enterprise)
8.1 (Professional and Enterprise)
10 (Educational, Professional and Enterprise)
Server 2008, 2012
Desktops/Laptops Windows Secure Browser Disable fast user switching. Server 2008, and 2012 are supported when using a thin client.
Mac OS X
Desktops/Laptops Mac Secure Browser

Depending on your version of OS X, disable the following features:

  • Exposé or Spaces
  • Application Launches from Function Keys
  • Updates to Third-Party Apps
  • Updates to iTunes
  • Look-Up Gesture
Fedora 23-24
openSUSE 13.1, 13.2
Red Hat Enterprise 6.5
Ubuntu (LTS) 12.04, 14.04, 16.04
Desktops/Laptops Linux Secure Browser

Depending on your distribution, install:

  • Festival and SoX
  • Verdana True Type font.
iOS (iPads)
9.2, 9.3
10.2, 10.3**

iPad 2
iPad 3
4th Generation (Retina Display)
5th Generation (Retina Display)
iPad Air
iPad Air 2

AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser 3.4 Use Guided Access, Autonomous Single App Mode, or Automatic Assessment Configuration.
4.4, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0
Google Nexus 10
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 ASUS Transformer Pad 2015
Dell Venue 10
HP Pro Slate 10 EE
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education
AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser 2.1 Enable the secure browser keyboard.
Chrome OS
48+ ***
Chromebooks AIRSecureTest kiosk application Chromebooks must be in kiosk mode.

*For information about implementing the related requirements, refer to the Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing and the Secure Browser Installation Manual.
**iOS 10.0 and 10.1 are not supported for testing.
***SBAC and OAKS: 48+; ELPA21: 48-56, 58.

Download Secure Browsers

The 2016-2017 versions of the Windows and Mac OS X secure browsers are now available. To download them, please select their corresponding tab. Secure Browsers for the other operating systems will be updated to the 2016-2017 versions once they become available.