Monday, November 20th, 2017

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - and a required SSL Certificate

If you decide to take advantage of Almond-Bancroft's Public WiFi and BYOD, you will need to import an SSL Certificate into the Web Browser(s) you use on your personal device.  This SSL Certificate will allow for proper communication between your personal device and the district's Web Content Filter to allow access to specific sites now using HTTPS (encrytped data transfer) such as google.com  This is necessary to meet federal and state "regulations" regarding Internet Safety.

Below you will find instructions for importing this SSL certificate into each of three "popular" web browsers:  Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.


How to Import this SSL Certificate into Google Chrome:

  • Open Chrome and revisit this web page (if necessary)
  • Click here to begin the download of the iboss.abschools.k12.wi.us.crt file
  • Click the Triangle menu button to the right of the iboss.abschools.k12.wi.us.crt file icon on the Downloads bar at the bottom of the window
  • Click Open on the menu which appears
  • Click the Open button on the window which appears
  • Click the Install Certificate... button on the General tab of the Certificate window which appears
  • Click the Next button
  • Select/Check Place all certificates in the following store option (second option)
  • Click the Browse... button
  • Select/Click Trusted Root Certificate Authorities on the list (second item)
  • Click the OK button
  • Click the Next button
  • Click the Finish button
  • Click the OK button
  • Click the OK button

How to Import this SSL Certificate into Mozilla Firefox:

  • Open FireFox and revisit this web page (if necessary)
  • Click here to begin the download of the iboss.abschools.k12.wi.us.crt file
  • Select/Check Trust this CA to identitfy websites option (first/top option)
  • Click the OK button

How to Import this SSL Certificate into Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  • Open Internet Explorer and revisit this web page (if necessary)
  • Click here to begin the download of the iboss.abschools.k12.wi.us.crt file
  • Click the Open button on the dialogue bar which appears
  • Click the Install Certificate... button on the General tab of the Certificate window which appears
  • Click the Next button
  • Select/Check Place all certificates in the following store option (second option)
  • Click the Browse... button
  • Select/Click Trusted Root Certificate Authorities on the list (second item)
  • Click the OK button
  • Click the Next button
  • Click the Finish button
  • Click the OK button
  • Click the OK button