Securly Certificate FAQs
What is the Securly SSL certificate?
MHRD uses Securly
as a web content filter for district and personal devices. Securly issues a certificate to create a secure connection from a personal device to the internet. This certificate adds an additional safety and privacy by acting as a secure gateway between any device and the internet.
What does the certificate do?
It allows us to inspect and filter traffic on the MHRD wireless network.
Do I need to install the certificate on my district issued computer or device?
No. The certificate is automatically installed.
Do I need to install the certificate on my personal device?
No. This is optional.
What if the certificate is not installed?
The device will have extremely limited internet access on the MHRD wireless network. Sites such as Google will not be accessible.
Why do we need to have a certificate?
With the implementation of the district's 1:1 Chromebook Initiative for 2017-18, MHRD remains focused on internet safety and privacy for staff and students. Many websites, including Google, use a protocol for secure communication that keeps your web activity private. The certificate allows our web filter to add additional privacy, properly permit or block web content and, more importantly, remain compliant with the CIPA (U.S. Children’s Internet Protection Act ).
Does the certificate access any personal information such as contacts or photos on your device?
No, it only filters web traffic passing through the MHRD wireless network.
Does this certificate filter my traffic at home?
No, the certificate will not be in use outside of the MHRD wireless network.
What does the MHRD Acceptable Use Policy say about privacy on the network?
"The Board provides access to computer networks/computers for educational purposes only. The Board retains the right to restrict or terminate pupil access to computer networks/computers at any time, for any reason. School district personnel will monitor networks and online activity to maintain the integrity of the networks, ensure their proper use, and ensure compliance with Federal and State laws that regulate Internet safety."
What if I run into trouble?
Please open a Help Desk Ticket
and someone from the IT Staff would be happy to assist.