Safe Exam Browser

Safe Exam Browser

Safe Exam Browser controls access to resources like system functions, other websites and applications. It prevents unauthorized resources being used during an exam.

Important: The Safe Exam Browser is only intended for in class or TRU computer lab use. Please do not use the Safe Exam Browser for at home testing

Video Instructions

Setup Instructions


Check Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Window 10
  • License: Mozilla Public License (MPL)
  • Browser engine: Mozilla Gecko, which is used in Firefox (until Firefox 56).
  • Supported operating systems:
    • macOS 10.15 Catalina
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • License: Mozilla Public License (MPL)
  • Browser engine: WebKit (as Safari). SEB uses the WebKit version installed on the system (WebKit version depends on macOS version).
  • MacOS Catalina users may be prompted to add additional security permissions to allow the safe exam browser to function.

Important: Ensure your personal computer is compatible with the system requirements. If it is not, you can borrow a laptop from the library.


Download Safe Exam Browser

Download and Install either the Windows or Mac installer below supported by your system.


Download Configuration File

This file is required for both PC and Mac users.


Run Configuration File

Ensure you are connected to eduroam wireless before opening SEB configuration.

Locate the zip file you downloaded in File Explorer / Finder.

Open and run the .seb file extension from inside the zip file before starting your exam. While both PC and Macs have native capability to open zip files.
Seb Example
If you prefer to use a third party utility to access the zip file we suggest using 7-zip FREE for PC and Keka FREE for Mac

Then follow the prompts.

Do not load the configuration file outside of an exam setting. You will be unable to close safe exam browser until your exam is complete.  Any attempts to modify the SEB file will be detected and you will not be permitted into the exam.


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