Installing the Secure Profile for Mac

Mac workstations require a two-step setup process. First, download the Secure Profile from the link below, install it, and restart your computer. The Secure Profile can also be installed on multiple devices all at once using any commercially available mobile device management (MDM) application you already use to manage your devices.

The Secure Profile is a configuration profile that can be used to configure Mac workstations for online testing. It can be downloaded from the link below and must be installed, along with the Secure Browser, before testing begins. The Secure Profile has been updated for 2020-2021. If you have previously installed an older version of the Secure Profile, you must download and install the version from the link below. For more information about features disabled by the Secure Profile and how to re-enable these features after testing is completed, see the document titled Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation for Mac.

After you’ve installed the Secure Profile, download the Secure Browser from the link above and install it using the instructions below.

Download the Secure Profile

Click here to download the Secure Profile.

Installing the Secure Browser for Mac

This procedure installs the Secure Browser on desktop and laptop computers running Mac OS X or macOS. The steps in this procedure may vary depending on your version of Mac OS X or macOS and your web browser.

1.Remove any previous versions of the Secure Browser by dragging its folder to the Trash.

2.Click the Download Browser link above. A dialog window opens. If prompted for a download location, select the desktop.

3.Open Downloads from the Dock, and double-click HISecureBrowserX.X-YYYY-MM-DD-signed.dmg to display its contents. 

4.Drag the HISecureBrowser icon to the folder. This installs the Secure Browser into Applications.

5.Double-click the HISecureBrowser icon on the desktop to launch the Secure Browser. (You must launch the Secure Browser to complete the installation.) The Secure Browser opens displaying the student login screen. The browser fills the entire screen and hides the dock.

6.To exit the browser, click X in the upper-right corner of the screen.

7.Ensure all background jobs, such as virus scans or software updates, are scheduled outside of test windows. For example, if your testing takes place between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., schedule background jobs outside of these hours.