Version/Feature Time Frame Comments
SEB 2.2 for macOS/iPadOS/iOS Q3 2020 Major release of SEB with a unified code base for macOS and iPadOS/iOS and feature parity for example:
  • Disable clearing of session cookies
  • Binary security module
  • seb(s) links to config files on authenticated servers
  • Enhanced process monitoring and prohibited processes settings (Mac)
  • Integration with SEB Server
SEB 3.0 for macOS/iPadOS/iOS Q3 2020
  • New WebKit2 browser engines in SEB for macOS and iOS
  • The improved system browser framework is more performant, stable and allows better integration with web applications.
SEB 3.1 Q3 2020
  • Feature parity for Windows, macOS and iOS
  • Improved user interface with browser tabs in addition to browser windows.
  • Text search on webpages and in PDF documents.
Outlook on SEB Development Areas 2021 - 2022
SEB 3.2 2021
  • Support for Additional Resources (external and embedded), which can be opened with icons and popup menus in taskbar
  • Configurable spell checking
  • Embedding of server certificates into config files, certificate pinning
  • Refactored and redesigned SEB Config Tool with improved usability.
  • New security module inside SEB, which is distributed only in code-obfuscated, binary form.
    • This module will be used for generating the new Browser Signature Key and verifying integrity of the SEB client checking its code signature. 
    • By keeping the source code of this security module secret and applying methods to make reverse engineering more difficult, we can protect SEB better against hacks and self-build, manipulated versions of SEB.
    • The security module is already available in SEB for iOS.
  • Improved built-in accessibility features.
SEB JavaScript API 2021 SEB JavaScript API for better integration with online exam and Learning Management Systems (LMS):
  • Can be used to check for the correct settings used in an SEB exam client using the new Config Key (see below) and verifying that a legitimate SEB version is used for the exam, using the existing Browser Exam Key and the new Browser Signature Key.
  • Checking for the correct keys send from SEB exam clients can be easier integrated into third party exam systems using this JavaScript API than the currently used HTTP request header check.
Improved integrity checks   Improved methods for checking integrity (code signature) of the SEB version used, especially important for BYOD scenarios: New standalone tool which can be run before/during an exam by proctors to verify the correct SEB version is used on a student device.
Prohibited third party tools and applications   Centralized database for prohibited third party tools and applications, which should not run during an exam using SEB.
  • The database file can be imported into a SEB configuration file (or later directly downloaded by SEB)
  • SEB checks if a prohibited application from this “blacklist” is running and instructs the user to quit it first before starting an exam
  • This will prevent to use tools like screen recording or screen sharing during exam.
  • The prohibited applications database will be open for community submissions of potentially dangerous software on safeexambrowser.org (but of course moderated by us). 
SEB Integration in LMS and E-Assessment Suites  
  • Encourage and support SEB integration for further e-assessment and learning management systems (requires SEB Consortium Gold Membership)
  • Extended documentation on how to achieve “deeper” integration for higher security and improved usability setting up exams, enabled by the new SEB API.
  • Foster cooperation with LMS communities and e-assessment suite vendors.