Release notes for Safe Exam Browser version 2.1.15:
  • Runs on iOS 13 with default settings (without having to set the "Allow Running on iOS Beta" option in Settings/Security to iOS 13).
  • It's now possible to start an exam with individual settings or to reconfigure SEB even if using client settings with a quit password, as long as no exam is running.
  • Tapping Cancel in the "No Kiosk Mode Available" alert now displays the "Exam Session Finished" alert instead of asking to activate AAC Single App Mode immediately again.
  • Fixed that a Quit Link with a trailing slash didn't work.
  • Now clearing cookie store when starting SEB, to prevent that some authentication logins persist.
Release notes for Safe Exam Browser version 2.1.14:
  • ‪The Browser Exam Key and the new Config Key values are generated by SEB for iOS and sent with all HTTP requests (if enabled in Settings/Exam Session). Compatible assessment systems can use these values to verify if an exam is accessed with an approved version of SEB and deny access if a regular browser is used, if SEB is used with wrong settings or if a manipulated version of SEB is used.‬ ‪
  • SEB for iOS now supports the URL filter feature to restrict access to websites/web pages/web resources. Use the desktop versions of SEB to generate config files containing URL filter rules.‬
  • SEB now uses the full native resolution when running on iPad Pro devices with Face ID.‬ ‪
  • SEB now supports Slide Over and Split View on compatible iPads when not running in Single App Mode (for open book exams or when using other apps in exams on managed devices).‬
  • Added option "Allow Picture in Picture Video". On iPad devices supporting PiP, the video plays in a movable and resizable overlay window. If not running SEB in Single App Mode (open book exams, using other apps in exams on managed devices), PiP video keeps playing even if switching to other apps.‬
  • Added option to allow media auto play. By default media doesn't auto play, unless you allow it with the option Settings/Browser Features/Media Autoplay.‬
  • Added options to control if video can be played inline on a web page or only in full screen. There are two separate settings for "Allow Inline Playback on iPad" (enabled by default) and "Allow Inline Playback on iPhone" (disabled by default) in Settings/Browser Features. By disabling this option, HTML5 video players are forced to use the iOS user interface for controlling playback. ‬
  • SEB for iOS now saves log files, which can help when analyzing issues. Those logs can be emailed to the SEB developers or to an exam administrator.‬
  • Setting for log level is now functional (Settings/Security/Logging/Log Level).‬
  • Improved reliability of MDM Managed Configuration, important for iPads owned, deployed and managed by institutions.‬
  • Added iOS 13 to the "Allow Running on iOS Beta" option.‬
  • SEB for iOS now optionally supports downloading files (Settings/Downloads/Allow Downloading). Currently only website generated files (using the data: scheme) can be downloaded. This feature allows saving encrypted exam results in case network connection fails. Such downloaded files can be accessed in the Files app ("On My iPad/iPhone" location) and with iTunes.‬
  • Added support for encrypting SEB config files with identity certificates. These certificates have to be distributed to exam devices by embedding them into a client config file. SEB exam config files encrypted with this certificate can afterwards be opened without students having to enter an SEB exam settings password.
  • New identity certificates for encrypting and decrypting config files can easily be created in Settings/Network/Certificates/Choose Identity.‬
  • Added option to automatically create and embed an identity certificate (Settings/Config File/Create & Embed Identity, available when editing client config files). ‬
  • Option to auto-select latest created or imported identity for encrypting exam configs (Settings/Config File/Auto-Select Identity).‬
  • Added options for links requesting to open in new tab: open in same or new tab, always block or block when on another server. See Settings/Browser Features, this functionality is compatible with SEB for macOS.‬
  • The Quit Link feature can now optionally restart an exam session instead of quitting it (Settings/Exam Session/Restart Instead of Quitting).‬
  • Exam sessions can now optionally be reconfigured before having to first quit the running exam session (Settings/Exam Session/Allow Reconfiguring).‬
  • Clearing of session cookies can now optionally be disabled, allowing users to stay logged in if they already were in a previous session (Settings/Exam Session).‬
  • Deep linking for exams now also works with sebs:// links (in addition to Universal Links, see Settings/Exam Session/Allow Deep Linking for Exams)).‬
  • Stability and security improvements.
  • SEB 2.1.14 fixes an issue in SEB 2.1.13 which occurred when checking app integrity.

Changes:

  • IMPORTANT: SEB 2.1.14 for iOS uses a different policy to decide if it can be reconfigured when a seb(s) URL or a .seb config file is opened: When running in secure mode (a quit password is set in the currently active settings, which invokes AAC/the selected Single App Mode), SEB 2.1.14 cannot be reconfigured, even if it's using persisted client settings. Earlier versions could always be reconfigured when using client settings. If you want to allow reconfiguring SEB by opening a seb(s) URL while running in secure mode, then you need to use the "Allow Reconfiguring" and "Reconfiguring Config URL" options in Settings/Exam Session. This new policy for reconfiguring will also be introduced to upcoming desktop versions of SEB.
Release notes for Safe Exam Browser version 2.1.12:
  • SEB is now running on iOS 12.
  • Supports full screen size on all new iPhone devices.
  • The Initial Configuration Assistant now allows to search the local network for SEB settings by just tapping a button (when an institution supports this feature).
  • Improved information for users in some of the dialogs displayed when configuring SEB and finishing an exam.
  • QR codes can now contain an optional query string, for example to identify a specific user or exam.
  • Specific assessment systems can be accessed using Universal Links:
  • A regular web link to a supported system opens directly in SEB.
  • If the user doesn’t have SEB installed yet, the link opens in Safari and a smart banner shows a button to install SEB from the App Store.
  • Using deep linking, SEB can open direct links to all pages of a website.
  • Universal Links also work with QR codes: You can print one QR code which users can scan with the camera app (starting with iOS 11). This will then allow examinees to install SEB and start an exam on your system with just one QR code.
  • On supported systems, users can log in with their passwords saved in iCloud Keychain.
  • The title of the currently visible webpage tab is displayed underlined in the left side menu.
  • Fixed a hyperlink compatibility issue. This solves problems with some website features previously not working in SEB for iOS.
  • Fixed a security issue when accessing the settings editor.
  • SEB for iOS now can use embedded TLS and CA server certificates and certificate pinning for higher security when accessing exam servers. Use config files saved in the SEB versions for supported desktop platforms.
  • You can configure a minimum required iOS version. SEB will then refuse to run on an older iOS version, for example for security reasons and to ensure availability of latest web technologies in the iOS WebKit browser engine.
  • New setting for a browser user agent suffix, which is appended to all regular user agent strings.
  • Stability and security improvements.