About Security Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates

What is being installed?

You will be installing a secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate which is configured to work with the NYU Langone networks. NYU managed devices already have SSL certificates installed.

What is the SSL certificate?

NYU Langone uses SSL certificates as a web content filter for issued and personal devices. NYU Langone issues a certificate to create a secure connection from a personal device to the internet. This certificate adds additional safety and privacy by acting as a secure gateway between any device and the internet.

What about phones and tablets?

NYU Langone is not requiring certificates on handheld devices at this time.

What does the certificate do?

It allows us to inspect and filter traffic on the NYU Langone network.

Do I need to install the certificate on my NYU Langone issued computer or device?

No. The certificate is automatically installed.

What will if I do not install the certificate on my personal device?

Installation is optional, but if the certificate is not installed the device will have extremely limited internet access on the NYU Langone network. Sites such as Google will not be accessible.

Why do we need to have a certificate?

The certificate needs to be in place to adhere to established security policies on the NYU Langone networks.

Does the certificate access any personal information such as contacts or photos on your device?

No, it only filters web traffic passing through the NYU Langone network.

Does this certificate filter my traffic at home?

No, the certificate will not be in use outside of the NYU LANGONE network.

Do I need to install the certificate if I only connect remotely via VPN?


What does the NYU LANGONE Policy say about privacy on the network?

Please click here for the NYULH Personally Owned Computer System policy.

What if I run into trouble?

Please open a Help Desk Ticket and someone from the IT Staff would be happy to assist.

Why does my browser keep redirecting me to the Inside Health page?

This is a sign you have not installed the certificate.