For 2018–2019, a Secure Browser must be installed on each computer or tablet that will be used for student testing. The following table lists which operating systems are supported and which Secure Browser to install.

Supported Operating Systems Supported Devices Secure Browser Related Requirements*


7 SP1 (Professional & Enterprise)

8 (Professional & Enterprise)

8.1 (Professional & Enterprise)

10 (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1507 - 1803, 1809a)

Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 R2

Desktops/Laptops Windows Secure Browser Disable fast user switching. Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016 R2 are supported when using a thin client.
10, 10 in S mode (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1507 - 1803, 1809a)
Desktops/Laptops Take a Test app Create a dedicated test account for non-permissive mode users. Create a desktop shortcut for permissive mode users.
10.9 - 10.14
Desktops/Laptops Mac Secure Browser

Depending on your OS version, disable the following features:

  • Application Launches from Function/Custom Keys
  • Updates to Third-Party Apps
  • Notification Center
  • Updates to iTunes
  • Exposé or Spaces
  • Look-Up Gesture
  • Dashboard
  • Dictation
  • Siri
Fedora 27 - 28 LTS (Gnome)
Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04 LTS (Gnome)
Desktops/Laptops Linux Secure Browser

Depending on your distribution, install SoX and Verdana True Type font.

For touchscreen devices, disable on-screen keyboard.

4th Generation (Retina Display)
5th Generation (Retina Display)
6th Generation (Retina Display)
iPad Air
iPad Air 2
iPad Pro
AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser
Automatic Assessment Configuration requires no further setup. Additional features can be disabled through Mobile Device Management.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Asus ZenPad Z10
AIRSecureTest Mobile Secure Browser Enable the Secure Browser keyboard.
Chromebooks AIRSecureTest Kiosk Application Chromebooks must be in kiosk mode. Automatic updates should be disabled or limited to a specific version used successfully before summative testing begins.
8 (Professional & Enterprise)
8.1 (Professional & Enterprise) 
10 (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise)
AIR supports any tablet running Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, but has done extensive testing only on Surface Pro, Surface Pro 3, Asus Transformer, and Dell Venue.
Windows Secure Browser Disable fast user switching.
aSupport for this version will begin upon the completion of testing following its release.
bDevices running Chrome OS 72 must be updated to Chrome OS 72.0.3626.117 to resolve login errors.

*For information about implementing the related requirements, refer to the Secure Browser Installation Manual or the Technical Specifications Manual.

Download Secure Browsers

To download the Secure Browser for your operating system, select the corresponding tab.