Microsoft Intune Managed Browser now available in the iOS store

Microsoft Intune Managed Browser now available in the iOS store

managedbrowser00We have waited for a long time before that the Microsoft Intune Managed Browser was released for iOS, apparently Apple finally approved the application and it is now available in the iTunes app store. With the Microsoft Intune Managed Browser you are able to manage which websites can be browsed to via the managed browser by setting up a list of websites that are allowed or blocked.

Let’s see how this works.

First of all we need to create a Managed Browser Policy within the Microsoft Intune console.

managedbrowser01

Next we need to configure a “allow list” or a “block list”. In this example I will create an Allow List with in this case my blog as a secure sources where my documents can be downloaded from. Another use case can be for instance an intranet website. 

Configure the allowed websites

Configure the allowed websites

Next I have created an application that points to the Microsoft Intune Managed Browser in the Itunes store. We need to deploy this application to a group and associate the Managed Browser Policy to the deployment, just like we need to do with the MAM policies.

Assign the Managed Browser Policy

Assign the Managed Browser Policy

So after deploying it you will see the following happening;

The Managed Browser is going to be installed

The Managed Browser is going to be installed

After starting the Managed Browser you see directly that the browsed is managed by the company.

Browser is managed

Browser is managed

Because of the MAM policy we need to set a PIN code first before we are able to access the Managed Browser app.

Set pin first

Set pin first

As you see I do not have access to any other site than http://configmgrblog.com/* (the wildcard allows everything at the same domain.) If you do not this you see a figure like below.

Website is not allowed

Website is not allowed

So my blog needs to be accesible, let’s see what happens if we browse to http://configmgrblog.com

First you see a notice that some links are blocked, in this case this are some embedded links to Google Ads…

Some

Some

The rest of my blog is accessible and working as designed 😉

The root of the website  and everything on the same domain is accessible

The root of the website and everything on the same domain is accessible

This Managed Browser for Microsoft Intune is really great! Can’t wait until the rest of the new additions are released.

Comments

 
Comments

If I do this configuration can I access my intranet pages in Intune ? How Intune make this connection between device and company ? Certificate ?
Thanks!

Peter Daalmans

You need to setup ADFS and WEP to be able to give access, you also can use Azure AD Application Proxy.

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