Ban of TikTok on University Devices

TikTok Banned by Executive Order

Per the Idaho Governor Executive Order, TikTok has been banned on state-owned and state-issued devices. This includes all U of I equipment, regardless of funding source.

DNS Block 

Users may encounter this block on non-student networks if trying to access TikTok and see the following error message from the SafeDNS service:

SafeDNS block

Use of non-OIT DNS servers will be blocked at a future date.

Sophos Block

Users attempting to access TikTok from U of I managed devices with macOS or Windows could one see the following error messages:

Sophos Block


Student Access

Student and personally owned devices are not restricted from accessing TikTok on student or guest networks. If students encounter issues, please open a ticket and request assistance from the Student Technology Center.



Article ID: 2414
Wed 12/21/22 9:33 AM
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