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Install the CB Secure Browser on every device students use to take a test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. If your school administers other tests using your state's AIR secure browsers, you may have student devices with multiple secure browsers.

Download and Install

Install the latest versions of the CB Secure Browser on computers using supported versions of Windows, Mac OS, and Linux; and AIR Secure Test on iPads and on Chromebook devices.

 

Install on computers running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 (Professional and Enterprise); 10 (Professional, Educational, and Enterprise); and Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016 R2 (thin client).

The instructions in this section assume machines are running a 64-bit version of Windows and that the Secure Browser will be installed to C:\Program Files (x86)\. If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, adjust the installation path to C:\Program Files\.

Download CB Secure Browser for Windows (.msi/54MB)

In this scenario, a user with administrator rights installs the Secure Browser using standard Windows. If you do not have administrator rights, please refer to the Secure Browser Installation Manual (.pdf/661 KB).

  1. If you installed a previous version of the CB Secure Browser by copying its directory from one computer to another, manually uninstall the secure browser by deleting the installation folder and the desktop shortcut. (If you installed the secure browser using the Windows installation program, the installation package automatically removes it.)
  2. Click the download link above. A dialog window opens.
  3. Do one of the following (this step may vary depending on the browser you are using):
    • If presented with a choice to Run or Save the file, click Run. This opens the Secure Browser Setup wizard.
    • If presented only with the option to Save, save the file to a convenient location. After saving the file, double-click the installation file CBSecureBrowser.msi to open the setup wizard.
  4. Follow the instructions in the setup wizard. When prompted for setup type, click Install.
  5. Click Finish to exit the setup wizard. The following items are installed:
    • The secure browser to the default location C:\Program Files (x86)\CBSecureBrowser (64 bit) or C:\Program Files\CBSecureBrowser (32 bit).
    • A shortcut CBSecureBrowser is added to the desktop.
  6. 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 a.m. and 3 p.m., schedule background jobs outside of these hours.
  7. Optional: Apply proxy settings by doing the following:
    1. Right-click the shortcut CBSecureBrowser on the desktop, and select Properties.
    2. Under the Shortcut tab, in the Target field, modify the command to specify the proxy.
    3. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
    For more information about proxy settings, see the Secure Browser Installation Manual (.pdf/661 KB).
  8. Run the browser by double-clicking the CBSecureBrowser shortcut on the desktop. The secure browser opens displaying the student login screen. The browser fills the entire screen and hides the task bar.
  9. To exit the browser, click CLOSE SECURE BROWSER in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Install on desktops and laptops running Mac OS X 10.9-10.13. The steps in this procedure may vary depending on your version of Mac OS and your web browser.

Download CB Secure Browser for Mac OS X (.dmg/90MB)

  1. Remove any previous versions of the CB Secure Browser by dragging its folder to the Trash.
  2. Open Downloads from the Dock, and double-click CBSecureBrowser-OSX.dmg to display its contents.
  3. Drag the CBSecureBrowser icon to the folder. This installs the secure browser into Applications.
  4. 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 a.m. and 3 p.m., schedule background jobs outside of these hours.
  5. For Mac OS 10.9 through Mac OS 10.13, disable Mission Control/Spaces. Instructions for disabling Spaces are in the Technical Specifications Manual (.pdf/2.21 MB).
  6. Double-click the CBSecureBrowser 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.
  7. To exit the browser, click Close Secure Browser in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  8. Create a desktop shortcut; from the Applications folder, drag CBSecureBrowser to the desktop.

Install on desktops running Linux Fedora 27-28 LTS (Gnome) and Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 LTS (Gnome). These instructions may vary for your individual Linux distribution.

Download CB Secure Browser for Linux 32-bit (.bz2/55MB)

  1. Uninstall any previous versions of the CB Secure Browser application by deleting the directory containing it.
  2. Obtain the root or super-user password for the computer on which you are installing the secure browser.
  3. Click the download link above. A dialog window opens. If prompted for a download location, select the desktop.
  4. Right-click the downloaded file cb-secure-browser-linux-32bit.tar.bz2 (32-bit), and select Extract Here to expand the file. This creates the CBSecureBrowser folder on the desktop.
  5. In a file manager, open the CB Secure Browser folder.
  6. For Ubuntu, disable automatic running of scripts by doing the following (otherwise skip to step 7).
    1. From the menu bar, select Edit > Preferences. On the Behavior tab, mark the Ask each time radio button.
    2. Click Close.
  7. Change the installation script to executable by doing the following:
    1. Right-click the file install-icon.sh, and select Properties.
    2. On the Permissions tab, mark the Allow executing file as a program checkbox.
    3. Click Close.
  8. Double-click the file install-icon.sh. In the next dialog box, click Run in Terminal. The installation script prompts you for the root or super-user password you obtained in step 2.
  9. Enter the password. The script installs all dependent libraries and supported voice packs, and creates a CBSecureBrowser icon on the desktop.
  10. 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 a.m. and 3 p.m., schedule background jobs outside of these hours.
  11. If text-to-speech testing is performed on this computer, reboot it.
  12. From the desktop, double-click the CBSecureBrowser icon to launch the browser. The student login screen appears. The browser fills the entire screen and hides any panels or launchers.
  13. To exit the browser, click CLOSE SECURE BROWSER in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Install on desktops running Linux Fedora 27-28 LTS (Gnome) and Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and 18.04 LTS (Gnome). These instructions may vary for your individual Linux distribution.

Download CB Secure Browser for Linux 64-bit (.bz2/56MB)

  1. Uninstall any previous versions of the CB Secure Browser by deleting the directory containing it.
  2. Obtain the root or super-user password for the computer on which you are installing the secure browser.
  3. Click the download link above. A dialog window opens. If prompted for a download location, select the desktop.
  4. Right-click the downloaded file cb-secure-browser-linux-64bit.tar.bz2 (64-bit), and select Extract Here to expand the file. This creates the CBSecureBrowser folder on the desktop.
  5. In a file manager, open the CBSecureBrowser folder.
  6. For Ubuntu, disable automatic running of scripts by doing the following (otherwise skip to step 7).
    1. From the menu bar, select Edit > Preferences. On the Behavior tab, mark the Ask each time radio button.
    2. Click Close.
  7. Change the installation script to executable by doing the following:
    1. Right-click the file install-icon.sh, and select Properties.
    2. On the Permissions tab, mark the Allow executing file as a program checkbox.
    3. Click Close.
  8. Double-click the file install-icon.sh. In the next dialog box, click Run in Terminal. The installation script prompts you for the root or super-user password you obtained in step 2.
  9. Enter the password. The script installs all dependent libraries and supported voice packs, and creates a CBSecureBrowser icon on the desktop.
  10. 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 a.m. and 3 p.m., schedule background jobs outside of these hours.
  11. If text-to-speech testing is performed on this computer, reboot it.
  12. From the desktop, double-click the CBSecureBrowser icon to launch the browser. The student login screen appears. The browser fills the entire screen and hides any panels or launchers.
  13. To exit the browser, click CLOSE SECURE BROWSER in the upper-right corner of the screen.

These instructions are for installing AIRSecureTest, the Secure Browser app for Chrome OS, as a kiosk application.

Versions 2017 and Later

The AIRSecureTest kiosk application must be installed on Google devices for students to access the CB Secure Browser. Students with Google Chromebook, Chromebases, and Chromeboxes version 2017 or who do not have an Enterprise or Education license will not be able to use those machines for assessments. Google no longer allows users without these licenses to set up kiosk mode, which is necessary to run the AIR Secure Browser.

This change restricting kiosk mode does not affect the Chrome operating system. You can still use any version of Chrome OS on hardware manufactured in 2016 or earlier.

In order to launch these devices in kiosk mode, they must be configured to be managed through the school's Google Admin Console. Further details on how to do this can be found on the Google support page.

Download the AIR Secure Test app for Chrome OS

On Managed Devices

These instructions are for installing the AIRSecureTest Secure Browser as a kiosk app on domain-managed Chromebook devices. The steps in this procedure assume that your Chromebooks are already managed through the admin console.

AIRSecureTest is not compatible with public sessions.

  1. As the Chromebook administrator, log in to your admin console (https://admin.google.com).
  2. Click Device management. The Device management page appears.
  3. In the left side of the page, click Chrome management, and in the next page click Device settings.
  4. In the Device settings page, scroll down to the Kiosk Settings section.
  5. Click Manage Kiosk Applications. The Kiosk Apps window appears.
  6. If any AIRSecureTest apps appear in the right column, remove them by clicking Remove.
  7. Add the AIRSecureTest app by doing the following:
    1. Click Manage Kiosk Applications. The Kiosk Apps window appears.
    2. Click Chrome Web Store.
    3. In the search box, enter AIRSecureTest and press Enter. The AIRSecureTest app appears.
    4. Click Add. The app appears in the Total to install section.
    5. Click Save. The AIRSecureTest application appears on all managed Chromebook devices.

On Stand-Alone Devices

These instructions are for installing the AIRSecureTest Secure Browser as a kiosk app on standalone Chromebook devices.

Important:

Warning: Back Up Your Data

The procedure described in step 5 below erases all data. Before wiping, make sure you've backed it up.

  1. From your network administrator, obtain the following:
    • The wireless network to which the Chromebook connects. This typically includes the network’s SSID, password, and other access credentials.
    • An email and password for logging in to Gmail.
  2. Power off, then power on your Chromebook.
  3. If the OS verification is Off message appears, do the following (otherwise skip to step 4):
    1. Press Space. In the confirmation screen, press Enter. The Chromebook reboots.
    2. In the Welcome screen, select your language and keyboard, and enter the network name and password you obtained in step 1. Back in the Welcome screen, click Continue.
    3. In the Google Chrome OS Terms screen, click Accept and continue.
  4. If this Chromebook was already wiped and configured for a wireless network, skip to step 10; otherwise, continue with step 5.
  5. When the Sign In screen appears, wipe the Chromebook by doing the following (after backing up your data):
    1. Press Esc + Refresh + Power. The screen displays a yellow exclamation point (!).
    2. Press Ctrl + D to begin developer mode. A message appears with instructions on how to turn off OS Verification.
    3. Press Enter. A screen displaying another OS Verification message and a red exclamation point appears.
    4. Press Ctrl + D again. The Chromebook indicates it is transitioning to developer mode. The transition takes approximately 10 minutes, after which the Chromebook reboots.
    5. After the Chromebook reboots, the OS verification is Off message appears again. Press Space, then press Enter. The Chromebook reboots, and the Welcome screen appears.
  6. In the Welcome screen, select your language, keyboard, and network. The Join WiFi network screen appears.
  7. Enter the network password you obtained in step 1.
  8. Click Connect, and back in the Welcome screen click Continue.
  9. In the Google Chrome OS Terms screen, tap Accept and continue. The Sign In screen appears.
  10. In the Sign In screen, press Ctrl + Alt + K. The Automatic Kiosk Mode screen appears with a yellow exclamation mark.
  11. Click Enable, then click OK. The Sign In screen appears.
  12. In the Sign In screen, enter the Gmail address you obtained in step 1, click Next, enter the password, and click Next again.
  13. When you get to the desktop, tap the Chrome icon (Chrome icon) to open Chrome.
  14. In the URL bar, enter chrome://extensions. The Extensions screen appears.
  15. Mark the checkbox for Developer Mode.
  16. Click Manage kiosk applications located at the top of the screen. The Manage Kiosk Applications screen appears.
  17. Do the following in the Manage Kiosk Applications screen:
    1. Enter the following into the Add kiosk application field: hblfbmjdaalalhifaajnnodlkiloengc.
    2. Click Add. The AIRSecureTest application appears in the Manage Kiosk Applications list.
    3. Click Done.
  18. Click your avatar in the lower-right corner and select Sign Out.
  19. Back at the desktop, click Apps at the bottom of the screen, then tap AIRSecureTest. The secure browser launches.
  20. If you receive the following error message, then the secure browser is not configured to run in kiosk mode.
    The AIRSecureTest application requires kiosk mode to be enabled.
    You need to re-install the app in kiosk mode by restarting this procedure.
  21. The first time you open the AIRSecureTest app, a launchpad appears. This launchpad establishes the test administration to which your students will log in. You must configure the app for the test administration by completing the following steps.
    1. Under Please Select Your State/Organization, select College Board from the drop-down list.
    2. Under Choose Your Assessment Program, the College Board should already be selected.
    3. Tap or select OK. The student login page will load. The Secure Browser is now ready for students to use.

Google Documentation About Chromebooks

You might find the following Google support discussions helpful:

This section contains information about installing AIRSecureTest, the Secure Browser app for iOS. The process for installing the Secure Browser is the same as for any other iOS application. (To install the Secure Browser on many iOS devices simultaneously, consider using Autonomous Single App Mode. (To run the Secure Browser or classroom app in iOS, you must first disable Speech to Text.)

Download the AIR Secure Test app for iOS

  1. Click the Download link above. (You can also search for AIRSecureTest in the App Store to find the Secure Browser app.) The AIRSecureTest download page opens.
  2. Tap the download icon. The iPad downloads and installs the Secure Browser, and the button changes to Open. After installation, an AIRSecureTest icon appears on the iPad's home screen.
  3. The first time you open the AIRSecureTest app, a launchpad appears. This launchpad establishes the test administration to which your students will log in. You must configure the app for the test administration by completing the following steps.
    1. Under Please Select Your State/Organization, select College Board from the drop-down list.
    2. Under Choose Your Assessment Program, the College Board should already be selected.
    3. Tap or select OK. The student login page will load. The Secure Browser is now ready for students to use.

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