For 2020-2021, 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*


8 (Professional & Enterprise)

8.1 (Professional & Enterprise)

10a (Educational, Professional, & Enterprise) (Versions 1809-2004b)

Server 2012 R2, 2016 R2

Desktops/Laptopsc Windows Secure Browser Disable fast user switching. Server 2012 R2 and 2016 R2 are supported when using a thin client.
Desktops/Laptops Mac Secure Browser 12.5

Install the Mac Secure Profile. Disable third-party app updates and fast user switching.

Desktops/Laptopsd Mac Secure Browser 12.6 Install the Mac Secure Profile. Disable third-party app updates, fast user switching, and sleep mode.
Fedora 30-31b LTS (Gnome)
Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04b 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.

All 9.7” or larger iPads running a supported version of iOS/iPadOS. SecureTestBrowser Mobile Secure Browser
Assessment Mode (formerly Automatic Assessment Configuration) disables many features automatically and requires no further setup. Additional features can be disabled through Mobile Device Management. In addition to the features disabled by Assessment Mode, also disable Voice Control, VoiceOver, and the emoji keyboard. If these are not available to disable through MDM, please disable them manually.
Chromebooks SecureTestBrowser 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, and Enterprise)
CAI 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.
aWindows 10 in S Mode is not supported.
bSupport for this version will begin upon the completion of testing following its release.
cIntel, AMD, and ARM devices are supported. ARM devices require x64 emulation.
dIntel and Apple silicon devices are supported. Apple silicon devices require Rosetta 2.

*For information about implementing the related requirements, refer to the Quick Guide for Setting Up Your Online Testing Technology.

Download Secure Browsers

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