Content Filter Certificate Installation

  • Geneseo Central School utilizes the iBoss Secure Web Gateway for filtering and analyzing all internet traffic within the district. This service in the modern age requires a trusted certificate to function properly for many secure websites. (banking, search engines, online purchasing, etc). If you experience multiple security warnings on websites, you'll need to install this certificate.   The filter will always work, even without the certificate.
     
    The following instructions will assist any users who bring their own devices on campus, in which we can not manage centrally, in importing our security certificate. 

     

     

    Windows PC

    • Connect to the Geneseo wireless network and accept the security agreement. (Click on the notification that may appear in the bottom right if the browser is not open.)

    • Download the Certificate at the bottom of this page

    • When download is complete, Open the certificate in your "Downloads" folder
    • Select "Install Certificate"

    • Select "Local Machine" if available

    • Select "Place all Certificates in the following store" and Click Browse

    • Select  "Trusted Root Certification Authorities"

    • Select Next, Finish, OK, Etc. to finish the process. You should now be able to browse using Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer without issues. Firefox does not recognize this process.

    Chromebook

    • Connect to the Geneseo wireless network and accept the security agreement. (Click on the notification that may appear in the bottom right if the browser is not open.)

    • Download the Certificate at the bottom of this page

    • Click to Download the certificate file to the root of your Google Drive,

    • Open the Chrome browser on a PC and go to Settings (or on a Chromebook, go to Settings).

    • Click Advanced at the bottom of the page,

    • Scroll down to the HTTPS/SSL header & click the Manage Certificates button,

    • Choose the Authorities Tab (for Trusted Root Certificate Authorities)

    • Click Import & Browse to the .cer file and Open,

    • Check all three checkboxes & OK. Click Done.

    Android Device

    • Connect to the Geneseo wireless network and accept the security agreement. (Click on the notification that may appear in the bottom right if the browser is not open.)

    • Download the Certificate at the bottom of this page

    • Swipe down from top to see recent downloads and select the "iBoss.edutech.org" file

    • Give the certificate a name, such as "iboss.edutech.org"

    • On the drop down arrow, select "VPN and Apps"

    • Click "OK"

    • Process Complete

    iPads and iOS Devices (Must use Safari for all iOS devices, Chrome will not work)

    • Connect to the Geneseo wireless network and accept the security agreement. (Click on the notification that may appear in the bottom right if the browser is not open.)

    • Download the Certificate at the bottom of this page

    • When the green verified check mark appears, tap Done.

    Further step for iOS11:

    • Open Settings

    • Navigate to General and then About

    • Select Certificate Trust Settings

    • Find Certificate named iBoss.edutech.org below the heading Enable Full Trust For Root Certificates

    • Toggle on/off trust 

     Macintosh

    • Connect to the Geneseo wireless network and accept the security agreement. (Click on the notification that may appear in the bottom right if the browser is not open.)

    • Download the Certificate at the bottom of this page
    • Double-click the certificate file and the Keychain will open

    • Change the Keychain setting from Login to System,

    • Make sure the store selected is Trusted Root Certificate Authorities,

    • Click Add.

    • Always Trust, Enter the Local Administrator password.

    • If the certificate still shows with a red dot, Right-Click the certificate and Show Info,

    • Select -ALL- boxes under "Trust for..."

    • If prompted, enter YOUR password (for the currently logged-in account).

    Firefox  

    (Firefox does not use the same certificate store location as IE & Chrome.)

    • Connect to the Geneseo wireless network and accept the security agreement. (Click on the notification that may appear in the bottom right if the browser is not open.)

    • Download the Certificate at the bottom of this page

    • Open the Firefox Tools menu and select Options | Advanced section | Certificates tab
    • Click the "View certificates" button.

    • In the Certificate Manager window, switch to the Authorities tab

    • Click the Import button. Browse & Open. Select all checkboxes and save.

    To Confirm

    • The certificate will appear as iboss.edutech.org