PH WiFi Setup

BYOD Guide

Patrick Henry Local Schools provides WiFi access to all staff and students at Patrick Henry. All traffic is monitored and recorded. App usage is also tracked. Data is not private. Usage requires that a security certificate is installed on your device - see below.

Securly is a cloud based web filtering company for K-12 schools that also focuses on student safety. Securly is CIPA (Children's Internet and Protection Act) compliant.

Security Certificate Installation Instructions (one time process)

Android Devices (phones & tablets)

(Securly Site With Pictures)

  • Download the certificate from here.
  • Open with defaults.
  • At the Name the certificate screen, give the certificate a name (whatever you like) and press OK
    • You must have a screen pattern lock or password on your device to be able to do this
  • Close and reopen the web browser
  • Go to www.google.com and log in with your Patrick Henry Google account
  • Try searching for a random website that isn't Google related (Ex. phpatriots.org)
  • Select Allow when prompted to allow the Google login to work with the Securly certificate

iOS Devices (ipad/iphone)

(Securly Site With Pictures)

  • Using Safari, Download the certificate here
  • Click on the downloaded file and press the Install button
  • You will be prompted with a warning message that says, "Installing this profile will change settings on your iPad."
  • Press the Install Now button.
  • Press Done
  • Go to Settings > General > About > Certificate Trust Settings
  • Click on the toggle next to *.securly.com so that it turns green
  • Click Continue when you see the Root Certificate message
  • Close settings
  • Close and reopen the web browser
  • Go to www.google.com and log in with your Patrick Henry Google account
  • Try searching for a random website that isn't Google related (Ex. phpatriots.org)
  • Select Allow when prompted to allow the Google login to work with the Securly certificate

Windows PC

Firefox users need to manually install the certificate into the browser. Instructions can be found below.

(Securly Site With Pictures) - install in Chrome

(Securly Site With Pictures) - verify

  • Download the installer here
  • Run the installer - you need admin rights on your device to do this
  • Click Install Certificate
  • Select Local Machine
  • Select Place all certificates in the following store
  • Click Browse
  • Select "Trusted Root Certification Authorities"
  • Hit "okay," "next," and "finish."
  • Close and reopen the web browser.
  • Go to www.google.com and log in with your Patrick Henry Google account
  • Try searching for a random website that isn't Google related (Ex. phpatriots.org)
  • Select All when prompted to allow the Google login to work with the Securly certificate.

Mac (OS-X)

Firefox users need to manually install the certificate into the browser. Instructions can be found below.

(Securly Site With Pictures) - install in Chrome

(Securly Site With Pictures) - root certificate not trusted error

  • Download the installer from here
  • Navigate to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access
  • Select “System” and then “All Items” in the left-hand column.
  • In the top menu bar, select File > Import Items.
  • Navigate to your Downloads folder where the certificate is saved.
  • Select the Securly certificate and click Open or Import.
  • Enter your Mac admin credentials if prompted.
  • Double click on the Securly certificate.
  • In the new window, expand the Trust arrow.
  • For the “When using this certificate” setting, select “Always Trust” and close the window.
  • Enter your Mac admin credentials if prompted.
  • Close Keychain Access.
  • Close and reopen the web browser.
  • Go to www.google.com and log in with your Patrick Henry Google account.
  • Try searching for a random website that isn’t Google related. (Ex. phpatriots.org)
  • Select Allow when prompted to allow the Google login to work with the Securly certificate.

NOTE: Do NOT delete anything in Keychain Access. Doing so will damage your Mac.

Windows Mobile

  • Download the certificate here
  • Open the certificate and follow the onscreen prompts

Chromebooks (Personal)

(School-issued laptops and Chromebooks - no action is needed.)

(Securly Site With Pictures)

  • Sign into the Chromebook using your Patrick Henry Google account.
  • Try searching for a random website that isn’t Google related. (Ex. phpatriots.org)
  • Select Allow when prompted to allow the Google login to work with the Securly certificate.

Firefox

for either Mac OSX or Windows OS, do the following:

(Securly Site With Pictures)

  • Download the certificate HERE.
  • Open Firefox.
  • Go to Firefox’s options\preferences under the three lines in the upper right of the Firefox window.
  • Select Advanced.
  • Select the Certificates tab.
  • Select View Certificates.
  • Select the Authorities tab.
  • Select Import.
  • Go to Downloads.
  • Select Securly certificate from Downloads.
  • Click Open.
  • Place check marks in “Trust this CA to identify web sites”, “Trust this CA to identify email users”, and “Trust this CA to identify software developers”.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK.
  • Close and reopen Firefox
  • Go to www.google.com and log in with your Patrick Henry Google account.
  • Try searching for a random website that isn’t Google related. (Ex. phpatriots.org)
  • Select Allow when prompted to allow the Google login to work with the Securly certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why does PH filter internet access?

The Children's Online Protection Act (CIPA) requires us to filter access minimally for materials that are "obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors." Our eRate federal funding depends on us following CIPA.

  • Why do students/staff have to download a certificate?

Our web filtering company (Securly) requires users to download a security certificate. Although the download will result in the best user experience, Patrick Henry wireless network users do not have to install the certificate to get filtered Internet access. If a user does not install the certificate, the user may encounter a connection-not-private error while trying to access websites.

  • What is the "certificate" I am downloading?

The security certificate is not a monitoring program, just a certificate (1Kb). Before accessing the Internet through Patrick Henry wireless, the system will check to see that you have this certificate.

  • Do I need to have administrative access to my computer to download the certificate?

Yes, you will need administrative access, or have someone with that access download the certificate for you.

  • Does Securly monitor social media posts?

Securly DOES monitor social media posts created while connected to Arrowhead Internet or on a Chromebook logged in to an Arrowhead account. Securly cannot see all of a student's social media, only content posted while on our network.