• Install Z-Scaler Certificate for BYOT Devices

    The Z-Scaler certifcate establish a trust relationship between your BYOT device and out the Internet filter. For the web filter to work properly, please download and install the Z-Scaler certificate. You will not be able to get to many websites if you do not install the Z-Scaler certificate.  No data is collected from your computer, and no software or off-site monitoring capabilities are ever installed on personally-owned devices.

    Before you install the certificate, you will need to download it to your computer. Please refer to the installation instructions below for your device.

    Z-Scaler Certificate Download Link <--- use this link to download the certificate for all devices


    1. Use Internet Explorer. This is very important. Chrome uses the certificate installed for Internet Explorer.
    2. Download the certificate and save to a location of your choice (you will need to know where it is later).
    3. In Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, and then in the window that appears switch to the Content tab and click the "Certificates" button.
    4. To install the certificate go to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab and click the "Import..." button.
    5. In the Certificate Import Wizard window that appears click the "Next" button.
    6. To select the Z-Scaler certificate you just downloaded, press the "Browse..." button.
    7. Find the saved Z-Scaler certificate file (from step 2 above) and click the "Open" button, then "Next", and then "Finish".

      Google Chrome Web Browser Users: In Windows, the Chrome web browser pulls its certificate configuration from Internet Explorer, therefore no further action is required. Once the Z-Scaler Certificate is installed successfully to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome will also work with the Z-Scaler web filter.

    Mac (MacBook Pro, MacBook Air)

    1. Download Z-Scaler Certificate. 
    2. Double-Click file. Depending on your version of OS X, either 
    3. the "Keychain" window will open, where you will install the Z-Scaler Certificates, or 
    4. in the "Add Certificates" window, select "System" under "Keychain"....click "Add".
    5. Enter your Mac password.
    6. If prompted, select "Always Trust This Certificate".

    iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

    1. Use Safari mobile web browser.
    2. Click the link to download the file.
    3. Click "Install".
    4. Click "Install Now".
    5. If you have a passcode on your device, you will need to enter it when prompted.


    1. Download the Z-Scaler certificate to USB flash drive or the downloads folder on the Chromebook.
    2. Open Settings from the Chromebook browser’s menu.
    3. Select Show advanced settings.
    4. Find HTTPS/SSL and click Manage certificates.
    5. Select Authorities.
    6. Scroll down and click Import.
    7. Locate the the Z-Scaler certificate from the location you saved it to in step 1, click Open.
    8. Select “Trust this certificate for identifying websites".
    9. Click OK to finish the process.
    10. Close all dialogue boxes.

      **If sharing Chromebooks, EACH USER must install the Z-Scaler certificate to the Chromebook they are using, under their sign in. At this point in time, Certificates are user specific on the Chromebooks, not device specific.


    1. Click the link to download the Z-Scaler certificate.
    2. Android will ask you what to name the certificate. Provide a name for the certificate (example: ZS2048)
    3. Click OK. 
    4. The certificate will be installed.