The Technology Department has enabled SSL decryption on select websites across the district. This is necessary in order to allow the District’s content filter to detect when inappropriate terms are entered into search engines like Youtube and Pinterest.

If you use a personal device on the District’s network like a mobile phone or personal laptop, your personal device will need some attention.


Installing Certificate On Android Devices 

1. From the BISD-Guest login screen select "Download Certificate".
2. Open the Settings and Tap Security & location and then Advanced and then Encryption & credentials.
3. Under "Credential storage," tap Install from storage.
4. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
5. Under "Open from," tap where you saved the certificate.
6. Tap the file. (If needed, enter the key store password. Tap OK.)
7. Type a name for the certificate like "BISD" or something that makes sense to you.
8. Pick VPN and apps.
9. Tap OK.
10. If you haven't already set a PIN, pattern, or password for your device, you’ll be asked to set one up.


Installing Certificate On iPhones & iPads

1. On the iOS device, connect to BISD-Guest.

2. Tap and Hold on the Download Certificate button on the BISD-Guest AUP Page and copy the link.

3. After clicking Accept at the bottom of the AUP page, you will need to paste the link you copied into the safari browser.

The device will show a message: "This website is trying to download a configuration profile. Do you want to allow this?"

4. Tap Allow.

The device will show another message: "Review the profile in Settings app if you want to install it."

5. Tap Close.


Next Steps: Installing the Profile

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Underneath the User details for the device, tap Profile Downloaded.

The Install Profile screen will be displayed.

3. In the top right corner, tap Install.

4. If the iOS device has a passcode set, the device will prompt you to enter it. Enter the passcode.

5. A certificate warning will be displayed. Tap Install. If a second prompt is displayed, tap Install again

7. The Profile Installed screen is displayed. Tap Done


Trusting the Certificate

Before the certificate can be used as intended, it must be trusted by the device.

1. On the device, go to Settings > General > About > Certificate Trust Settings (at the bottom of the page).

The installed Root Certificates will be displayed in a section entitled "Enable Full Trust for Root Certificates."

There is a slide button next to each certificate.

2. Tap the slide button next to the certificate you just installed.

A confirmation dialogue will be displayed.

3. Tap Continue.


If you choose not to do this, you will see an error message every time you browse to one of these sites warning you that your ‘connection is not private’. Installing the certificate keeps your connection private and only allows the content filter to detect inappropriate terms.

This will also apply to students and guests who use the District’s Wi-Fi on personal devices. They are encouraged to install the certificate as well.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Help Desk at: