We at Poll Everywhere take security seriously. Secure software is a value we uphold and we work hard to make sure that your software is as secure as possible. Despite our efforts, sometimes antivirus, firewalls, or security policies naturally interfere. Below is a list of common endpoints and file locations we typically work with administrators to whitelist and their explanation. Learn more about Poll Everywhere’s information security program.
|*.polleverywhere.com||Poll Everywhere’s main website|
|polleverywhere.com||Poll Everywhere’s main website|
|pollev-embeds.com||Poll Everywhere’s embed website|
|*.pollev.com||Poll Everywhere’s participant website|
|pollev.com||Poll Everywhere’s participant website|
|use.typekit.net||Where viz.polleverywhere.com downloads custom fonts|
||Where *.polleverywhere.com downloads placeholders|
Window's PowerPoint Addin
|Directory to whitelist: ../Program Files/Poll Everywhere||
This is where our Office addin application lives.
General Window's PowerPoint Addin information
- All binaries are signed with a certificate rotated annually
- Critical browser files are verified with a SHA256 hash sum prior to use
- Poll Everywhere reaches out to AWS for updates. This is optional.
Window's PowerPoint Addin frequently asked questions
Why is Poll Everywhere's location loaded from a file scheme?
Using file:/// is the standard for for developing VSTO installed addins.
“If you use Windows Installer to deploy the solution, you must add the prefix [file:///](file:///) to the manifest path. You must also append the string |vstolocal (that is, the pipe character | followed by vstolocal) to the end of this path. This ensures that your solution is loaded from the installation folder, rather than the ClickOnce cache. For more information, see Deploy an Office solution by using Windows Installer.” (Microsoft)
file:/// is a URI scheme for loading files from a local computer. Learn more here.
Our PowerPoint addin is a VSTO installed application. PowerPoint loads our VSTO manifest from the file:// URI scheme.
Learn more about Deployment manifests for Office solutions