Your personal device(s) is receiving a certificate is “unsafe” or “not trusted” error browsing the web on YESNet, the school network and/or you can’t do a webfilter override.
Affected: Limited to personal devices (Bring Your Own Device aka BYOD) using the school network. Please note this a new certificate for the 2019/20 school year.
Unaffected: Devices provided to the school and 1to1 program devices
To ensure your personal device (BYOD) is configured to allow for web navigation on the school network (and to allow for overrides) see the instructions below:
- Go to: http://kb.yesnet.yk.ca/files/palo.yesnet.yk.ca.cer
- Download, install and ensure the certificate is trusted.
NOTE: The Firefox browser requires additional steps to trust SSL inspection. Currently Firefox will not work for users on personal devices. ITSS will update this article when a reliable solution is tested.
What Changed & Why?
ITSS had to install a critical update one of the systems that safeguards our school network which “enforced” a setting we were able to previously turn off.
This setting requires personal devices to download, install and trust the certificate we use on the school network.
Is My Personal Device & Data Safe?
Yes. Installing / trusting the certificate is absolutely safe.