Microsoft Intune Company Portal For Mac

If you’ve been watching the Intune Whats New page closely, you may have noticed you can now use Intune to push down applications to MacOS devices. This is a quick post on how to achieve that – We’ll use Skype for Business as the example app.

The IT admin process is pretty straight forward but I must admit I tripped on a couple of syntax issues the first time I did this so I’ll blog it here with some syntax to save you some time. Your welcome 😊

  1. Microsoft Intune helps organizations manage access to corporate apps, data, and resources. Company Portal is the app that lets you, as an employee of your company, securely access those resources. Before you can use this app, make sure your IT admin has set up your work account. Your company must also have a subscription to Microsoft Intune.
  2. The URL is displayed to users in the company portal. Developer: Microsoft appears as the developer. Owner: Microsoft appears as the owner. Notes: Enter any notes that you want to associate with this app. Logo: The Microsoft 365 Apps logo is displayed with the app when users browse the company portal. Click Next to display the Scope tags page.
  3. Please understand that there is no option to get offline company portal for MAC, but I think you can post a ticket on the Microsoft Intune UserVoice to address and advance this problem.
  4. In Jamf Pro, deploying the Microsoft Company Portal application to your Mac computers, registering a Mac computer with Azure Active Directory, and then experiencing how Jamf Pro gathers information and passes it to Intune.

Before directing users to register their Mac computers with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), it is necessary to deploy Microsoft's Company Portal app. Deploying the Company Portal app involves the following steps: Download the Company Portal app from Microsoft. Upload the Company Portal app to Jamf Pro as a package.

Step 1 – Get the app package (.pkg file)

First you need to acquire the app as a .pkg file.

(Conversion of other formats e.g. “.DMG” to “.PKG” is not supported.)

On a Mac, Logon to http://portal.office.com as a user licensed for Office 365 Pro Plus and download the Skype for Business .pkg file.


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Step 2 – Convert it to a format that Intune understands (.intunemac)

On a Mac, download the Intune app wrapping tool from Github ( https://github.com/msintuneappsdk/intune-app-wrapping-tool-mac)

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Once you have it downloaded, Open a Terminal session and navigate to the directory where the IntuneAppUtil tool was placed. Run this syntax to convert from .pkg to .intuneMac format

(-c is the input file and -o is the output directory)

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You now have an .intunemac file you can distribute with Intune

Step 3 – Upload to intune

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In the Intune console, go to Mobile Apps> Apps>Add> Line-of-business App

Choose the .intunemac file to upload.

In the App Information blade, you can configure some metadata and add an icon.

Click Ok, and Add and wait for the app to be uploaded.

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Step 4 – Assign it

/cultured-stone-hatch-patterns-for-autocad/. Select the Skype for Business app, Assignments, then assign it to a User and/or Device group as a Required install.

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(Note: At the time of writing this post, Available install isnt an option)

Don’t forget to click save.

On Intune enrolled Mac’s, Skype for Business will be installed seamlessly and be ready for use.

Tip: If you want to watch the progress of the install, open the Console utility on the Mac and filter for the Bundle ID. (For Skype this is com.microsoft.package.Microsoft_autoUpdate.app)

  • Use filter for App keywords: “Skype”

Filter on the Thread ID for app download and installation

Other handy filters for troubleshooting are mdmclient and Company Portal

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