Browser Configuration for the USC Proxy Server

Your browser must be configured to accept cookies in order to be authenticated to the USC proxy server. Below are configuration instructions for different individual browsers.

Firefox 3.6.x

  1. Go to the Tools menu (on a Mac, go to the Firefox menu) and select Options (on a Mac, choose Preferences)
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Under History select "Firefox will: Use custom settings for history"
  1. Make sure both "Accept cookies from sites" and "Select third-party cookies" are selected and click "OK."

Internet Explorer 8

  1. Go to Tools -> Internet Options and select the "Security" tab.
  2. Choose "Trusted sites" and press the "Sites" button
  1. Beneath the "Websites" box, de-select the checkbox which reads "Require server verification (https:) ..."
  2. In the "Add this website to the zone" text box enter:
and click the "add button. Do the same for:
and click the "close button
  1. Go to the Privacy tab of the Internet Options window
  2. Drag the "Settings" level down to "Low" or "Accept All Cookies"
  1. Press the Apply button and close the window.
  2. Press the OK button in the Security window.


  1. Go to the Safari pulldown menu and select Preferences
  2. Select the Security tab
  3. In the 'Accept Cookies' section, select "Always"


  1. Go to the wrench icon in the upper right corner of the browser window and select Options  (Preferences  on a Mac.)
  2. Select the Under the Hood  tab and press the  Content Settings  button.
  1. Under the "Cookies" tab, choose "Allow local data to be set"
  2. Make sure the "Block all third-party cookies without exception" is unchecked