Our children have a restricted ‘parental guidance’ user account on our old MacBook running MacOSX 10.6 Snow Leopard. Just the other day, they got an activation code for the AmbraSoft online learning system (called “Ambrasoft Home via School”).
We tried to run the online module (a.k.a. ‘the website’) on their MacBook (in their user account), but it didn’t run…
…what can we do ?
Good thing your children are on a restricted ‘parental guidance’ use account.
The only thing you need to do is give their user account access to the website running the login for AmbraSoft (it’s not on the AmbraSoft website itself… that’s the problem…)
Here’s how to :
1- open Safari and enter this URL :
2- then click the button “Direct inloggen” (“Login straight away”) and you will be transferred to this website :
3- then click on the pink button named “AmbraSoft thuis via school” (“AmbraSoft Home via School”) and you will be transferred to this URL :
4- type your login name and your password and click on the blue button “Inloggen” (“Login”) and you should be transferred to this URL :
…instead, you will get an error since login failed
5- if you’re using Safari 5.1.x you should now go to “Venster” (“Window”) in the top menu bar and then select “Activiteitenoverzicht” (“Activity Display”)
if you’re using Safari 8.x you should now go to “Develop”, then to “Show Web Inspector” and then select “Bedroom” and “Images” ; there you will see al lot of PNG-images that come from a URL that looks like this : xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.cloudfront.net/AmbraSoftContent/
6- in the window that opens (in Safari 5.1.x), you will see a lot of URLs listed, all starting out similar to this :
in which xxxxxxxxxxxxxx is a code containing both letters and numbers
7- write down the URL you are finding
8- then, open the System Preferences, click on the padlock in the bottom bar, and type your administrator login and password ; then select your children’s user account and click on the “Web” tab
9- make sure the checkmark is in the “Restrict access to websites using explicit materials, then click on the “Adjust…”-button and a pulldown window will open
10- in the upper part (“always allow access to these websites”) click on the plus-sign button and you will get an empty line
11- in that line, type the URL you have previously written down and that looks like this :
12- then click the “OK”-button and exit the System Preferences
13- then go back to Safari and open this URL :
14- now you will be able to login and you can start working in Ambrasoft online
that’s it 😉