System Requirements

Inspera Assessment is a cloud-based SaaS hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS). This means that the system is accessible to end-users via web browsers or lock-down browser on their devices (PC, Mac, iPad, Chomebook).

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System requirements

Lock-down browsers

The following operating systems are required for lock-down browsers on Inspera Assessment:

Operating Systems supported by Lock-down browsers
MinimumRecommendedFull Supported List

Windows 7 

Windows 10Windows 7, Windows 8.1/8.2, Windows 10
macOS 10.12macOS latestmacOS 10.12 and newer
Chrome OS 47Chrome OS latestChrome OS 47 and newer
iOS 9.3.5iOS latestiOS 9.3.5 and newer

The following lock-down browsers are supported on the various platforms:

Lock-down browsers supported
MinimumRecommendedFull Supported List
SEB for Mac 2.1.3SEB for Mac 2.1.3SEB for Mac 2.1.3
SEB for Windows 2.2.1SEB for Windows 2.2.3SEB for Windows 2.2.1, 2.2.2*, 2.2.3
SEB for iOS 2.1.11SEB for iOS 2.1.12SEB for iOS 2.1.11, 2.1.12
Inspera Assessment lock-down browser for Chromebook v1.0Inspera Assessment lock-down browser for Chromebook v1.0

*) SEB 2.2.2 has a bug that affects Swedish users, and we recommend that users with Swedish Windows use either 2.2.1 or 2.2.3.

Latest SEB for Windows and Mac can be downloaded from here:
Is your Safe Exam Browser Up-To-Date?


Administrator permission is needed to install SEB in a computer. You cannot install it as standard user. Administrator permission is also needed to restart, stop, or start the SEB service in case it is interrupted. 

It is the most recent of the supported versions of SEB that is downloadable from Inspera Assessment. Each institution can limit the versions of SEB that are allowed for exams.

How to:

Looking for documentation on how to configure which SEB versions that should be supported? See: How to configure SEB versions supported.

Web Browsers

Inspera Assessment can also be used with a regular web browser. The two most recent, stable versions of the following web browsers are always supported:

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari (for macOS X)

The most common browsers are on aggressive release schedules and therefore the most current version is not explicitly listed. We recommend that you install new versions of the browsers as they are released.

Note that this only defines the recommended browsers. Other browser versions and vendors that follow modern web standards can also be used.