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Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus

Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus

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Secure Proxy Authentication

Secure Proxy Authentication (SPA) is being rolled out across NSW schools as part of the ongoing network and infrastructure upgrade. SPA is the first step in establishing a Single Sign-On service for NSW DoE schools, with phase two scheduled to roll out in the second-half of this year. Once complete, SPA will remove the need to continually authenticate for Internet sessions.
To access the new system students will have to add @detnsw to their logon details, e.g. firstname.lastname@detnsw

All BYOD devices including Apple Macs, iPads, Android devices, Chromebooks and Windows devices (e.g. MS Surface) that are used to access the Internet via the school's network, will require adjustments to their network access settings effective from the 20 th of May.
Details on how to make the necessary changes are available on notices at school and any problems can be resolved by visiting the Tech Ninja Help Desk in the Library during Recess or Lunchtime.
If your device can only accept a manual proxy setting , it should be set to on port 8080.
Android tablet users may find they need to download the Firefox Browser App at home to use for internet access at school because it appears the native Chrome Browser for Android does not support the technical requirements of SPA.