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If you are using a personal device or a district iPad you may be receiving messages such as “Your connection is not private” or “Safari cannot open the page because it could not establish a secure connection to the server” when trying to browse to specific websites while connected to the HPS wireless network.

We use SSL decryption to filter and monitor all website traffic.  In order for your device to comply with this you need to install our SSL certificate to your device.

iOS Devices (iPads & iPhones)

  1. Open safari and browse to:
    Using device at the Jr. Sr. High School:   https://tech.hopedaleschools.org/byod/hps-jshs-utm.cer
    Using device at Memorial Elementary School or Bright Beginnings Center: https://tech.hopedaleschools.org/byod/hps-mes-utm.cer

    If you may use the device at both locations you can repeat this for each link.
  2. Once you reach the location a certificate will automatically download and you will be brought to this screen.  Click on Install:

  3. A warning screen will pop up, again click Install:

  4. A popup to confirm will appear, click Install:

  5. You have successfully installed the certificate and should not longer receive the messages preventing you from accessing certain webpages.
  6. If you are on iOS 10.3 you need to enable the trust for the certificate(s).
  7. Go to Settings -> General -> Certificate Trust Settings:

  8. Find the certificate(s) you installed in step 1-5 and enable them using the slider:

Android Devices (Phones & Tablets)

  1. You must have a screen lock pin or passcode set up, Android will not allow you to install with just a swipe unlock.
  2. Open a web browser:
    Using device at the Jr. Sr. High School:   https://tech.hopedaleschools.org/byod/hps-jshs-android.crt
    Using device at Memorial Elementary School or Bright Beginnings Center: https://tech.hopedaleschools.org/byod/hps-mes-android.crt

    If you may use the device at both locations you can repeat this for each link.
  3. Upon downloading you will receive an message “Couldn’t install because the certificate file couldn’t be read”, this is OK:

  4. Go to your settings -> security and look for “credential storage”.  Select Install from device memory/SD card:

  5. Open the select from menu and choose downloads:

  6. Find the certificate file you downloaded in step 2 and open it:

  7. Name the certificate anything and click the dropdown to select Wi-Fi then press OK:

  8. Certificate is now installed:

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