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Install the secure browser on every device students use to take a test in the SAT Suite of Assessments.

If Your School Uses CAI for Other Tests

You need to act even if your school uses the Cambium Assessment, Inc.™ (CAI) system and secure browser for other tests. For Windows and Mac, follow the instructions below to install the College Board version of the secure browser. For Chromebook or iPad, change the assessment program in SecureTestBrowser:

  1. Launch SecureTestBrowser.
  2. Use the menu icon to return to the Secure Browser Launchpad.
  3. Select College Board from the state/organization drop-down.

Download and Install

Install SecureTestBrowser on iPad and Chromebook and the latest versions of the CB Secure Browser on computers using supported versions of Windows, macOS, and Linux.

 

These instructions are for installing SecureTestBrowser, the secure browser for Chrome OS, as a kiosk application. For detailed instructions, see the CAI Tech Guide.

Versions 2017 and Later

The SecureTestBrowser kiosk application must be installed on Google devices for students to access the secure browser. Students can no longer test on Chromebooks manufactured in 2017 or later without an Enterprise or Education license. Google no longer allows users without these licenses to set up kiosk mode, which is necessary to run the secure browser.

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.

On Managed Devices

These instructions are for installing SecureTestBrowser 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.

SecureTestBrowser isn’t compatible with public sessions.

  1. As the Chromebook administrator, log in to your admin console (https://admin.google.com)
  2. Select Devices. The Devices drop-down list opens.
  3. From the Devices drop-down list, select Chrome. The Chrome drop-down list appears.
  4. From the Chrome drop-down list, select Apps & extensions. The Apps & extensions drop-down list appears.
  5. From the Apps & extensions drop-down list, select Kiosks. The Apps & Extensions page appears, displaying the Kiosks tab.
  6. Hover over the plus-sign icon to display options to add a new app.
  7. Select the apps-grid icon to add a Chrome app or extension by ID. The Add Chrome app or extension by ID window appears.
  8. Enter hblfbmjdaalalhifaajnnodlkiloengc in the Extension ID field.
  9. Ensure From the Chrome Web Store is selected from the drop-down list.
  10. Select Save. The SecureTestBrowser app appears in the app list.
  11. Ensure Installed is selected from the Installation Policy drop-down list.

The SecureTestBrowser app will be installed on all managed devices the next time each managed device is turned on.

Google Documentation About Chromebooks

You might find the following Google support discussions helpful:

For detailed instructions, see the CAI Tech Guide.

This section contains information about installing SecureTestBrowser, the secure browser for iPadOS. The process for installing the secure browser is the same as for any other iPadOS application.

Download the SecureTestBrowser app for iPadOS

  1. Click the Download link above.
  2. Tap GET. The iPad downloads and installs the secure browser. After installation, a SecureTestBrowser icon appears on the iPad home screen.
  3. The first time you open the SecureTestBrowser app, a launchpad appears. This launchpad establishes the test administration your students will log in to. 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, 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.

Install on computers running Windows 8.1 (Professional and Enterprise), 10, 11, and Server 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\CBSecureBrowser\ (64 bit).

Download CB Secure Browser 15 for all supported versions of Windows (.msi/78MB)

In this scenario, a user with administrator rights installs the Secure Browser using standard Windows. Instructions for those who don't have administrator rights are available in the CAI Tech Guide.

  1. If you installed a previous version of the CB Secure Browser by copying its directory from one computer to another, manually uninstall previously installed versions of the secure browser by deleting the installation folder and the desktop shortcut.
  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're 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\CBSecureBrowser\ (64 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, if needed. For more information about proxy settings, see the CAI Tech Guide.
  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 taskbar.
  9. To exit the browser, click cb-x-mark in the upper right corner of the screen.

Follow the instructions below to install the Secure Profile and the CB Secure Browser on a Mac workstation.

Download the Secure Profile for macOS 10.15 (.mobileconfig/23KB)


Download CB Secure Browser 12.5 for macOS 10.15 (.dmg/64MB)

Download CB Secure Browser 15 for macOS 11.6+ 12.4+ (.dmg/110MB)

Installing the Mac Secure Profile

Mac workstations running macOS 10.15 require a two-step setup process. First, download the Secure Profile from the link above, 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 above and must be installed, along with the Secure Browser, before testing begins. The Secure Profile was last updated for Spring 2021. If you previously installed an older version of the Secure Profile, you must download and install the version from the link above. For more information about features disabled by the Secure Profile and how to re-enable these features after testing is completed, see the CAI Tech Guide.

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

Mac workstations running macOS 11.6 and higher do not require the Secure Profile. A feature in macOS 11.6 and higher called Assessment Mode automatically configures computers for testing and requires no further setup. For more information about Assessment Mode, including a list of features it disables, see support.apple.com/en-us/HT204775.

Installing the CB Secure Browser for Mac

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

If you are running the Secure Browser on Apple silicon devices, you must first install Rosetta 2. Rosetta 2 may already be installed on your Apple silicon device if you needed it to run another Intel-based application. If it not already installed, a prompt to install it will appear the first time you launch the Secure Browser. Rosetta 2 can also be deployed to multiple devices at once through scripting or mobile device management (MDM). For more information about Rosetta 2, including instructions to install it, please see support.apple.com/en-us/HT211861.

  1. Previously installed versions of the Secure Browser will be uninstalled automatically during the installation process.
  2. Click the Download CB Secure Browser link for your version of macOS above. A dialog window opens. If prompted for a download location, select the desktop.
  3. Open Downloads from the Dock, and double-click CBSecureBrowser-OS.dmg to display its contents.
  4. Drag the CBSecureBrowser icon to the folder. This installs the Secure Browser into Applications.
  5. 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.
  6. To exit the browser, click cb-x-mark 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 a.m. and 3 p.m., schedule background jobs outside of these hours.

Install on desktops running Linux Fedora 34 and 35 LTS (GNOME).

This procedure installs the CB Secure Browser on desktop or laptop computers running one of the supported Fedora distributions using a .rpm package. These instructions may vary for your individual Fedora version.

Download CB Secure Browser 15 for all supported versions of Fedora (.rpm/74MB)

  1. Uninstall previous versions of the CB Secure Browser by completing the following steps:
    1. Open the terminal.
    2. Enter sudo apt remove -y CBSecureBrowser and hit enter.
    3. Enter the sudo password and hit enter.
  2. Obtain the root or super-user password for the computer on which you're installing the CB Secure Browser.
  3. Ensure the Universe and Multiverse repositories are enabled and updated by performing either of the following procedures. This will allow the correct information for the dependencies to be installed. After the repository information is updated, continue with the installation process.
    1. Using the built-in Software updater, update the system as needed.
    2. OR
    3. Update repository information through the terminal:
      1. Open the terminal.
      2. Enter sudo yum update and hit enter.
      3. Enter the administrator password and hit enter.
  4. After the CB Secure Browser installation package downloads and the Universe and Multiverse repositories are updated, select one of the following installation techniques:
    • Installing through the built-in Package Manager:
      1. Open the Downloads folder, right-click on the CB Secure Browser installation package, and select Open with Software Install.
      2. It may take a few moments for the system to examine the package. When the installation window opens, do the following to install the package:
        1. Select Install.
        2. Enter the administrator password.
        3. Select Authenticate.
      3. Restart the device to ensure all packages are active.
      4. Optional: If the icon is not present in the Taskbar, open the terminal and run /usr/lib/CBSecureBrowser/install-icon.sh -i. This will install the icon to the Taskbar.
    • Installing through the Terminal:
      1. Open the Downloads folder, right-click on the Secure Browser installation package, and select Open in Terminal. The terminal window opens.
      2. Enter sudo yum install ./CBSecureBrowser.rpm and hit enter.
      3. Enter the sudo password and hit enter.
      4. When prompted Is it ok?, select Y.
      5. The Secure Browser and dependencies will install.
      6. Restart the device to ensure all packages are active.

After installing, 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.

For detailed instructions, see the CAI Tech Guide.

Install on desktops running Linux Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 LTS (GNOME).

This procedure installs the Secure Browser on desktop computers running one of the supported Ubuntu distributions using a .deb package. These instructions may vary for your individual Ubuntu version.

Download CB Secure Browser 15 for all supported versions of Ubuntu (.deb/53MB)

  1. Uninstall any previous versions of the CB Secure Browser by completing the following steps:
    1. Open the terminal.
    2. Enter sudo apt remove -y CBSecureBrowser and hit enter.
    3. Enter the sudo password and hit enter.
  2. Obtain the root or super-user password for the computer on which you're installing the CB Secure Browser.
  3. From the Linux tab on your Secure Browser page, click Download CB Secure Browser 15 for all supported versions of Ubuntu. Be sure to click the link for Ubuntu. A dialog window opens. If prompted for a download location, select the Downloads folder.
  4. Ensure the Universe and Multiverse repositories are enabled and updated by performing either of the following procedures. This will allow the correct information for the dependencies to be installed. After the repository information is updated, continue with the installation process.
    1. Using the built-in Software updater, update the system as needed.
    2. OR
    3. Update repository information through the terminal:
      1. Open the terminal.
      2. Enter sudo apt update and hit enter.
      3. Enter the administrator password and hit enter.
  5. After the CB Secure Browser installation package downloads and the Universe and Multiverse repositories are updated, select one of the following installation techniques:
    • Installing through the built-in Package Manager:
      1. Open the Downloads folder and right-click on the CB Secure Browser installation package. If the top line displays Open with Archive Manager, select Open with Other Application and choose Software Install. If the first line displays Open with Software Install, select that option.
      2. It may take a few moments for the system to examine the package. When the installation window opens, do the following to install the package:
        1. Select Install.
        2. Enter the administrator password.
        3. Select Authenticate. The package will install.
      3. Restart the device to ensure all packages are active.
      4. Optional: If the icon is not present in the Favorites bar, open the terminal and run /usr/lib/CBSecureBrowser/install-icon.sh -i. This will install the icon to the Favorites bar. Note you do not need to use sudo for this.
    • Installing through the Terminal:
      1. Open the Downloads folder, right-click on the CB Secure Browser installation package, and select Open in Terminal. The terminal window opens.
      2. Enter sudo apt install ./CBSecureBrowser.deb and hit enter.
      3. Enter the sudo password and hit enter.
      4. When prompted Do you want to continue?, select Y. The Secure Browser and dependencies will install.
      5. Restart the device to ensure all packages are active.
      6. Optional: If the icon is not present in the Favorites bar, open the terminal and run /usr/lib/<SecureBrowser>/install-icon.sh -i. This will install the icon to the Favorites bar. Note you do not need to use sudo for this.
  6. Troubleshooting—If the installation fails, please try the following steps:
    1. Open the terminal.
    2. Enter sudo apt-add-repository multiverse and hit enter.
    3. Enter the sudo password and hit enter.
    4. Enter sudo apt install ./CBSecureBrowser.deb and hit enter.

After installing, 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.

For detailed instructions, see the CAI Tech Guide.