BYOD Instructions

Colfax School District staff, students, and visitors may “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) and utilize their smartphones and tablets on the district’s network by following the instructions below.

Note that personal device usage is subject to the default filtering policy. Along with CIPA-required content, streaming audio and video and social media are also blocked. Bandwidth is also limited.

Connecting to the Guest WiFi

To use this district network with your personal device you need to connect to the “Colfax Guest Access” WiFi network. There is no password.

Connecting to the Student and Staff WiFi

To use this district network with your personal device you need to connect to the “Colfax Staff or Colfax Students” WiFi network. A district username and password is required to connect to this network.

Adding the iBoss SSL Certificate

Connecting to the network will allow access to websites, but users also need to install the district’s web filter security certificate to access encrypted HTTPS sites (which includes most search engines, such as Google). This is a one-time setup. Please follow the instructions below:


Android and Windows


Download the file below. After downloading, open the file and you will be given a prompt to name the certificate (just enter “Colfax”) and an option to use the certificate for “VPN and Apps” or “WiFi”. Select the “VPN and Apps” option.


Download the below file. Click to install aand place it in the Trusted Root Certificates store.



Make sure “Local Machine” is selected as the location and select “Next” on the Cert Import Wizard
Certificate Import Wizard

Verify that this will Place the cert in the “Trusted Root Certification Authorities” store and press “Next” to continue
Select Trusted root cert store

Confirm your settings and press “Finish” to complete the import

OK to close
Ok to close

Note that adding the above certificate will not adversely affect any other WiFi connections you may have setup on your phone. It only serves to allow secure browsing from the district’s network. After the certificate is installed, your setup is complete.