Apple Mac OS X
York St John University uses a network access system which
requires all users to have a York St John University user account
before you can access the network with your Apple Mac. Your
user account is allowed to register up to 5 devices. This may
include your laptop, smartphone, tablet and games console.
Before your device can connect to the Wired network, it must
meet the minimum system requirements listed below. We call this
process "Remediation" and your Mac OS X is scanned once
you have registered it with your username and password.
- Mac OS X 10.8.0 Mountain Lion
- Mac OS X 10.7.4 Lion.
- Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.
- Fully up to date with Apple Security updates. Instructions on
how to keep your computer updated can be found here.
- Fully licensed and up to date Anti Virus Software.
- Web Browser with no web proxy settings
- No Torrent software installed.
Connecting to the Wired
1. Plug in the supplied network cable into your
computer, wait a few moments for the connection to
2. How to register your Apple Mac OS X
- You are asked to register your device when you plug your
computer into the network for the first time. When you open your
browser you will be redirected to the device registration
- You can choose to register your device up to 14 days before you
visit the University by visiting the following page:https://8200ap.yorksj.ac.uk/registration/RemoteReg.jsp
This page is not restricted to the University network and can be
- Please note, if you do not connect your Apple Mac OS
X to the wired network for 14 days, you will need to register
again upon reconnection.
3. Registering your Apple Mac OS X
- Once the registration page loads, Select to Register your
computer using your University user account.
- The next page asks for your login details, please enter your
details in the boxes provided and click continue.
- Once you have successfully entered your username and password
your device will be registered. You will then be shown a screen
showing you a timer. Please allow the time to complete as your
network connection is configured.
- You have now successfully registered your device. Please close
your browser when requested.
4. Scanning your Apple Mac OS X
- Once you have registered your device, you will need to complete
the remediation process. If you are connecting to the network for
the first time, you will be redirected to the remediation page
automatically once you have registered.
- You are required to scan your computer once a week. You can
scan your computer 3 days prior to the remediation deadline. This
deadline varies depending on your user account:
- Students: Thursday 5:00am
- Staff: Tuesday 5:00am
- Visitors: Wednesday 5:00am
- To scan your computer, please navigate to the following page:
This page is not restricted to the University network and can
be performed externally.
- if you fail to pass the remediation scan prior to your
deadline, your computer will be unable to access the internet until
you have met our minimum system requirements.
5. The Remediation Scan
- Open a browser and navigate to the remediation page. To start
the remediation process, please click on the link labelled
"Remediation Computer Scan"
- You will be directed to the "Device Remediation Page". Please
click on the continue button to download the scan agent. This
program is downloaded within a zip file. Once the download has
completed, please extract the file "Bradford_Dissolvable_Agent" and
run it. You need to keep your web browser open during this
- Your computer will now be scanned, this should take no more
than 2 minutes. You will be notified that your computer has passed
the necessary requirements to use the University network.
- You will be shown a screen with a 60 second timer. Please allow
the countdown timer to complete as your network connection is
If you have failed the
- Confirm your computer meets the minimum requirements (listed at
the top of the page)
- Install antivirus or confirm the installed antivirus package
has up to date definitions installed
- Critical Apple Updates are not installed, run Apple
Software update to confirm your system is up to date. Please
click here for further
information on Apple Software Updates
- Banned software may be installed, such as Torrent clients
Losing connection to the
Once you are connected to the network, you must make sure
Antivirus and operating system updates are up to date. If not, your
computer may fail future remediation scans.
You can contact the ICT Helpdesk in the following ways:
- Visit the Information desk on the Ground floor of the Fountains
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- T 01904 876696 (9am to 6pm Monday to