emsappsettings01Since this week Microsoft Intune supports Mobile App Configuration Policies which allows you to configure settings in an application that you are deploying via Microsoft Intune. The must be enabled to support App Configuration via MDM but does not have to be the Intune SDK integrated.

On this page you see the MAM enabled apps for Intune, on the same page I will also create references to apps that support Mobile App Configuration soon!

So how does this works? Like said, first of all the App needs to support Mobile App Configuration policies. Most of the MDM vendors have different ways of configuring the settings but Microsoft Intune uses a XML format to set the configuration.

In this example I will use Foldr that can be managed via different MDM vendors, like described here.

What we need to do is add the following XML code to the new Mobile App Configuration Policy like shown below.

Adding the XML code
Adding the XML code

 

<dict>

<key>appMode</key>

<integer>1</integer>

<key>serverURL</key>

<string>foldr.configmgrlab.com</string>

<key>requirePIN</key>

<false />

<key>requirePassword</key>

<false />

<key>requireSecurityOnWake</key>

<false />

</dict>

Next we need to add the application to Microsoft Intune and deploy it. While deploying the app you are able to associate the Mobile App Configuration Policy to the deployment.

Adding the mobile app configuration policy to the deployment

Adding the mobile app configuration policy to the deployment

After installing the App we are able to see that the URL is preconfigured.

For instance the URL is now pre configured

For instance the URL is now pre configured

In the next period I will try to gather information about more of these apps that are enabled for Mobile App Configuration policies and add them to the catalog of the MAM apps.

Stay tuned!

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