How to Install Company Portal app on macOS for Intune

The Company Portal app for Microsoft Intune enables organizations to efficiently manage and secure Windows devices managed via Intune. It allows IT administrators to enroll, monitor, and enforce security policies on macOS devices, ensuring compliance with company standards.

Through the Company Portal app, employees can access a selected catalog of company-approved applications, receive software updates, and request support for their devices, streamlining the management and user experience while maintaining robust security and compliance measures.

There are multiple ways to deploy Company portal app on a Mac device. However for the remote deployment to work, the device must be already enrolled into Intune either via direct enrollment or Automatic device enrollment.

If you want to enroll a personally owned macOS device into Intune, then you have to ask the end user to download company portal app manually and Install it on their device. As it’s a personally owned device, most likely user will have administrator rights to download and Install Company portal app.

In my recent blog post, I have provided the steps to Install Company portal app on Windows devices using Intune. I have also provided the Issues you may experience during the deployment and how to troubleshoot it.

Before we dive in and check the steps to download and Install Company Portal app on a macOS device. I want to highlight some of the features of this app. Please find it below:

  • Install, Uninstall and Upgrade of applications
  • Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU)
  • Enroll your device with Intune
  • Check and confirm your device compliance status
  • Change your organization Password
  • Initiate a manual Sync of your device with Intune

In this blog post, I will show you how to Install Company portal app on a macOS device so that you can enroll a Personally owned (BYOD) macOS device into Intune. Let’s check the steps:

Screenshot of Company Portal application Installed on a Mac Device
Screenshot of Company Portal application Installed on a Mac Device

Download Company portal app on macOS device

You can download .PKG Installer of Company Portal application using Microsoft provided URL: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=853070. Clicking on this link will immediately download CompanyPortal-Installer.pkg file in your downloads folder on a macOS device.

If you are clicking on the above link from a Windows device, you may get prompted for a location to save CompanyPortal-Installer.pkg file. For more Information about the download URL, you can refer to the link here.

Download Company portal app on macOS device
Download Company portal app on macOS device

Steps to Install Company Portal app on macOS device

Now we have CompanyPortal-Installer.pkg file in downloads folder. Double-click on the file to launch the Installer. A wizard will open up. Click on Continue to proceed.

Company Portal app Installation Wizard Introduction screen. Click Continue
Company Portal app Installation Wizard Introduction screen. Click Continue
  • Click on Continue button on the Licence page and then click on Agree to accept the Licence agreement.
Company Portal app Installation Wizard Licence screen. Click Continue > Agree
Company Portal app Installation Wizard Licence screen. Click Continue > Agree
  • Click on Install button to start the Installation process. As you can see from below screenshot, the space requirements for this app is 145.7 MB. Please make sure there is enough disk space available to Install this app.
Company Portal app Installation Wizard Installation type screen. Click Install
Company Portal app Installation Wizard Installation type screen. Click Install
  • It may prompt you for administrator credentials. Provide the password and click on Install Software.
Provide admin credentials to Install Company portal app on macOS
Provide admin credentials to Install Company portal app on macOS
  • Company Portal Installation started.
Company portal Installation progress
Company portal Installation progress
  • You may or may not get below pop-up which is for “Installer would like to modify your apps“. If you get this pop-up then click on OK and proceed with Installation.
Click on OK to allow the Installer to modify apps
Click on OK to allow the Installer to modify apps
  • Overall total Installation time it takes is less than 5 minutes. Once the Installation is complete, you can see a message “This installation was successful“. Click on Close button.
Installation Successful message for company portal app
Installation Successful message for company portal app
  • If you don’t need to keep the CompanyPortal-Installer.pkg file in your downloads folder. Then click on Move to Bin to delete that file. This file is no longer required as it will take unnecessary space. You can easily download this file again if required from Microsoft download link provided in this blog post.
Move company portal Installer to bin as its no longer needed
Move company portal Installer to bin as its no longer needed
  • As Company portal app for macOS comes by default with Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU). It will launch automatically after the Installation. You can click on Check for Updates to check and update Microsoft apps.
Click on Check for updated on Microsoft AutoUpdate pop-up
Click on Check for updates on Microsoft AutoUpdate pop-up

Verify Company Portal app Installation on macOS device

Once the app has been Installed successfully, you can verify it by going to Finder > Go > Applications.

Go to Applications via Finder to check Company portal Installation Icon
Go to Applications via Finder to check Company portal Installation Icon
  • You will find that Company Portal App is Installed and added to Applications folder. Double-click on the Company Portal app Icon to launch.
Company portal Installation Icon under Applications
Company portal Installation Icon under Applications
  • Click on Sign in button and use your organization provided credentials to login.
Sign in to Company portal app using Organization provided user ID and password
Sign in to Company portal app using Organization provided user ID and password
  • Provide Organization provided Sign-in email ID. Click on Next to proceed.
Provide User ID to Sign in to Company Portal app
Provide User ID to Sign in to Company Portal app
  • Enter the password of your organization account. Click on Sign in to proceed. You may be prompted for MFA if configured by your organization IT administrator.
Enter your password to proceed on Sign in
Enter your password to proceed on Sign in
  • Once you are authenticated, you will see Company Portal app with details of your Device Name, Model, Operating System. More Importantly, If the Device is In Compliance or not and where you have joined your device as Personal device or Corporate.
Company portal app shows device is in Compliance and Ownership type is Personal
Company portal app shows device is in Compliance and Ownership type is Personal
  • You can click on three dots on the right hand side and then click on Check Status to force Initiate device check-in with Intune which will fetch new or updated Intune Policy, any app assignments or configuration on the device. For more Information about manual macOS device check-in process. Click here.
Check Status / Force Intune Sync from Company Portal app
  • You can also got to Apps tab to check for any apps which have been assigned to you by IT administrator.
Company portal apps Apps tab which shows the applications available to user
Company portal apps Apps tab which shows the applications available to user

Conclusion

In this blog post, we have seen how to Install Company portal app on macOS devices for Intune. You cannot deploy Company portal app on a device which is personally owned. If you want to deploy Company Portal app on Mac devices remotely then the device must be enrolled into Intune already.

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