Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2012 6:56 PM (in response to tlwyse)
i feel your sadness even osx lion has this issue will apple ever wakeup
i am a kid saying this my dad setup pareantal control and turned try to filter seeting now when i try accces my gmail i cant witch means i have to use my dads old pc to acces my gmail. my suggestion get windows 7 set up parental controls there and youre kids will still be able to acces secure websites like gmail this is beacuse windows 7 parental controls arnt that strict and allow sites like https://www.kijiji.com
so tell the macs that suck to go **** off
windows 7 is more custamizable
dont wory about bugs thats why there is windows update
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to Mark Keirstead)
I have the same issue can't open some of my university's website pages and it is annoying I even did reboot my mac book pro because I though I downloaded something from the internet but the same issue came back. Funny thing it is jus after I reinstalled my printer anyone knows how to solve this.
Here the link to the page I can't open. It's a page on using blackboard
https://idp.londonmet.ac.uk/idp/profile/SAML2/Redirect/SSO?SAMLRequest=hZJBT9wwE IXvlfgPke9JNlFRW2sTtAWhrkTbiA0cevPa48Rgj1OPs1v%2BPdksCDhAr%2BOZ9743nuXZP2eTHQQyH itWZAuWAEqvDHYVu2kv06%2FsrD75tCTh7MBXY%2BzxGv6OQDGZJpH4%2FFCxMSD3ggxxFA6IR8k3q59 XvMwWfAg%2BeuktS9YXFcMtoBfO3TndabR3eK%2B06nqjUYNSpu%2BHrVa%2BB5bcPmOVB6w10QhrpCg wTqVFUaaLMi2%2FtWXJT7%2Fw4vMfljRPTt8NHhN8hLU9NhH%2F0bZN2vzetLPAzigIv6buinXedxYy6 d3BvhFEZjeVtbA04a2IIMQJ8NwjjQ7CBsLOSLi5vqpYH%2BNAPM%2F3%2B332IpOL3D1k1qPy6CBmQmb jfS4ksXreMJ9Dhler%2FTiCeEZg9X9Mlvkr%2FfrpOw8p1xeNt0Y%2BJCtr%2Ff48gIhTxBjGKeGlD07 E9xGKrJgrRqV6buUj0gDSaAOKJXl9dH17N9M1PQI%3D&RelayState=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google. com%2Fa%2Fmy.londonmet.ac.uk%2FServiceLogin%3Fservice%3Dmail%26passive%3Dtrue%26 rm%3Dfalse%26continue%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fmail.google.com%252Fa%252Fmy.londonm et.ac.uk%252F%26ss%3D1%26ltmpl%3Ddefault%26ltmplcache%3D2
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2012 12:54 AM (in response to Mark Keirstead)
I have managed to get youtube to work properly on my kids account while still limiting access to adult websites by doing the following:
1) Turn off Parental controls
2) Go to youtube and log in
3) Go up to the address bar and copy the address as it appears after you have logged in
4) Go back to parental controls, turn them back on.
5) Click "Customise" and paste the youtube address in
Don't know if it will work for others, but it is working here at the moment.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2012 8:08 PM (in response to Mark Keirstead)
I think I've finally wrapped my head around this. Here's the longwinded (mostly recap of previous posts) version.
There are 3 settings for trying to customize the web sites available: no restrictions, only allow the sites I list, or "try to limit access to adult websites automatically". The first is no restrictions, the second doesn't allow exploration at all. Almost everyone will be using the third.
OK, so you're using "try to limit ... automatically". Encrypted web pages, anything with a URL of "https:" (note the 's' for "Secure") at the beginning, can't be examined automatically by the parental controls, because it's encrypted. Only the browser and the website can see the content and other data passed between them. So you have to list those websites explicitly in a whitelist. That's the "always allow these websites" list under "Customize" of the "try to limit access ... automatically" option.
Any login page that isn't idiotic will be an encrypted page, so that the password can't be intercepted between the browser and the website.
If you don't have the login page whitelisted, you probably can't access the page, because the parental controls will block it. The browser may report that it can't create a secure connection to the page BECAUSE THE PARENTAL CONTROLS have blocked it. That's why people report this problem is there no matter which browser is used. So sometimes you can just list the adderss of the login page in the allowed sites, and you're good.
But sometimes, for reasons unknown to me, the login process has to access addresses that don't look like the site you're heading to at all. Now, most websites aren't run by the company whose name is on them. They are run by service providers that host thousands of companies. So even though you whitelist https://www.bubba.com/login, the parental controls will block it, because under the sheets, the browser is trying to access the provider's url.
I had this happening to my teenage daughter, who could not access fitocracy.com or her school's grade reporting system despite me whitelisting them. Here's the process for figuring out what you need to whitelist:
try to access the blocked site
go into parental controls for the kid. pick the "Web" tab at the top. Then pick the "Logs..." button at the bottom of the tab. pick "Websites Blocked" on the left column. Pick "Group by:" "Date". This will show you what's been blocked, with the most recent one at the top. The topmost thing (or several!) is the address that caused your latest web access to fail. pick it and click "Allow". For me, the sites were amazonws.com (Amazon Web Services) and akamai.com, a well-known web application company. You may have to do this a couple of times, if there are multiple entities that need to be whitelisted to actually get through to the site you are really trying to access.
If you want, you can click "Done" and then go into the "Customize" button to look at the whitelist. You can edit the new entries to clean them up if needed, to "https://someplace.com" instead of perhaps "https://a_b_123_NA.someplace.com" but that's probably not necessary.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to bubba bean)
Don't work on 10.5.8.
When you add facebook and get the "can't establish a secure link" it doesn't actually block it, so can't add to list.
We had the same issue with KidZui, but found a series of URLs you can add manually and it works.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to Rob Snow)
I'm not sure what you're saying "don't work". The procedure outlined 2 comments above does work. I just did it.
the facebook login process accesses pages that aren't at facebook. The procedure above finds what those are and you can then allow those pages.
For me, the pages were
https://channel-ib-13-01-snc7.tfbnw.net/ (tfbnw.net is The Face Book North West, I suspect)