is a network access control technology the District is using so it can provide
wireless network services that comply with Central Dauphin School District
Policy which states:
“The use of personal computing devices on the
district network is permitted only on specially designated networks. When a
student, parent/guardian, employee, or guest connects a personal computing
device (including but not limited to laptops, netbooks, slates, flash drives,
and cell phones) to the district network they are agreeing to the requirements
contained in this policy (and other technology policies and procedures posted
on the district website) and should consider his/her personal device subject to
the same levels of monitoring and access as any district owned device.
In order to connect a device to the district network
it will require the user to accept the terms of the district agreement as well
as install software on the device to ensure the device is compliant with
will allow the users to comply with this policy by requiring users to
authenticate with a username and password before allowing them network access.
When you authenticate, the system records which network address you were
assigned and how long you used it. That combination of data allows the district
to associate questionable network behavior with a specific user account and the
person to whom that account was issued. Your username and password are
your keys to the network, don't share them with anyone. You are
responsible for all acts performed using your account. If you are concerned
that someone may be able to use your account change your password immediately.
do I need to do?
First and foremost, you must know your District username and
password. Your password should be kept secret. Do not ever write it down
or share it with anyone. Secondly,
only if your device is running a Microsoft Windows operating system you will
also need to:
know if your
computer has a personal firewall turned on and add PolicyKey.exe
to the exception list
turn on the
Microsoft Windows automatic update service,
updated anti-virus application,
Safe-Connect client application installed and running.
do I turn on Microsoft Windows Automatic Update?
Security Center control panel (Start --> Control Panels --> Security