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Mac Device Set-Up (English)

Below you will find a description of the steps to follow in order to set up your home devise for the CAASPP test.  Please follow all the steps and directions carefully.

Step 1: Watch the video below to understand how to download the Secure Browser on a Mac Computer.

 

Step 2: Download the Secure Profile

This procedure installs the Secure Profile

A Mac computer requires that certain settings are turned off so it can run the secure browser.  Installing the Secure Profile automatically changes some of these settings, but a few settings must be turned off manually.

Please click on the button below to download the Secure Profile for Mac..

Step 3: How to Install the Secure Profile

Take these steps to install the Secure Profile for a Mac:

1. Select the [Download the Secure Profile for Mac] button on this page. If prompted for a download location, select the desktop. Note: when you download the file, you may see a warning about downloading potentially harmful files from the internet, but the secure browser program is safe to download and run.

2. Locate and double-click the installation file that was downloaded (named mac-os-assessment-config-2.mobileconfig) to run it.

3. In the Profiles window that appears, select the [Continue] button.

4. On the next screen, select the [Install] button. You may be prompted to enter an administrator’s password that will allow the program to make changes; enter that password and then select the [OK] button.

Step 4: How to Turn Off Other Settings Manually

Take these steps to turn off some settings that might interfere with the secure browser:

1. Turn off third-party app updates.

a. Select the Apple menu → System Preferences → App Store. Depending on your operating system version, you may instead need to navigate to Software Updates → Advanced to find the settings in the next step.

b. Check the “Automatically check for updates” box.

c. Clear the Download newly available updates in the background checkbox.

d. Clear the Install app updates checkbox.

e. Check the Install system data files and security updates box.

2. Turn off iTunes updates. If the computer has a newer operating system that uses the Apple Music app, you do not have to change this setting.

a. Start iTunes

b. Select iTunes → Preferences.

c. Under the [Advanced] tab, clear the Check for new software updates automatically checkbox.

3. Turn off Fast User Switching.

a. To turn off fast user switching, select the Apple menu → System Preferences → [Users & Groups] button.

b. If the padlock icon in the lower-left corner of the Users & Groups window shows as locked, select it and enter the password of the user with administrator privileges.

c. Select the [Login Options] button and uncheck the Show fast user switching menu as… box.

4. You have now configured all the needed settings and can proceed to install the secure browser on a Mac.

Step 5: Download and the Secure Browser for OS X 10.11 or macOS 10.12 through 10.16.

Step 6: Install the Secure Browser for a Mac

1. Select the [Download the Secure Browser for Mac] button on this page. If prompted for a download location, select the desktop. Note: when you download the file, you may see a warning about downloading potentially harmful files from the internet, but the secure browser program is safe to download and run.

2. Locate and double-click the installation file that was downloaded (named CASecureBrowserX.X-YYYY-MM-DD.msi).

3. To install the program, drag the [CASecureBrowser] icon into the applications folder.

4. Navigate to the Launchpad or Applications in a Finder window and double-click the CASecureBrowser icon to launch the secure browser.

 

Step 7: Get the needed student information from your child's teacher.

To take the test your child will need:

• His school SSID number

• Session ID

Watch the video below to see how the test session works