Considering the convenience of an App over the use of PAC files for efficient filtering, Securly provides an app for all Apple devices*. All Apple device users would be required to log in using either the Google or Azure AD credentials for Securly filtering to work efficiently.
Note that if you prefer using any other browser but Safari on your device, it is necessary to begin your first session in Safari to avoid access errors. You will be able to browse and filtering will work on any other browser once you have logged in.
When a user attempts to access any website for the first time he will be prompted to log in. Click ‘Login to proceed’ to continue.
Microsoft Azure AD users will be displayed the screen below
Google users will encounter this
Once the user logs in using either his Google or Microsoft Azure AD credentials he would be redirected to the login success page. Click ‘Continue to site’ to continue to the website the user was attempting to access initially.
If it belongs to any of the blocked categories or has been blocked by the Admin for that particular user, the user will encounter a blocked page.
Clicking ‘More Info’ will display the blocked page with additional details as below
Take home policy
A user with take-home policy will come across the screen with both Google and Microsoft Azure AD options. The rest of the login process is identical to the in-school users.
Websites filtered using PAC files
While Securly’s iOS Filtering App bypasses the use of PAC files, some websites are still filtered using PAC files at this time. These are
For these websites, the user would be required to log in separately even if he has logged in previously. If the user does not log in a second time, he would encounter a blocked page and would not be able to access that website. (Note that this login behavior would be simplified in subsequent updates to the iOS filtering app.)
*The Securly Filtering App works only with iOS 10 at this time. Compatibility with other versions will be added in subsequent releases.