In this post, I share how to register devices to Intune and EntraID using the company portal. Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD) offer organizations and individuals the ability to manage all their devices from one central place. In managing devices using Microsoft Intune and Entra ID. There are several methods one can use. These devices must be either joined or registered. Please see Domain Name System Protocol: Client Registration Issue, and Azure Active Directory integration with on-premise AD using PTA.
Company Portal is an app that lets you, as an employee of your company, securely access resources. Before an employee can use this app, they must be sure that their IT administrator has set up their work account.
Microsoft Intune can also be used to configure Windows LAPS Management. Considering Intune capabilities, you can also use it to carry out complete monitoring and reporting for Microsoft Defender Antivirus.
Also, you use Intune alongside GPO to modify Windows 11 taskbar. Microsoft Intune lets organizations securely manage identities, apps, and devices. On the other hand, Microsoft Entra ID is a one-stop shop for all things cloud-based identity and access management. To learn about ADK, MDT, SCCM, Intune Autopilot, and WSUS.
The question most people might want to ask at times is: Why implement an identity and access management solution and a device management solution? Well, while there seems to be no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, the bottom line is that organizations must secure their digital assets.
Let’s look at the differences between the Microsoft Entra device joined and the device registered to better understand how managing devices in Microsoft Entra ID and Intune works.
Microsoft Entra Device Joined vs Registered
When devices are joined to Microsoft Entra. It means that users have signed in using an organizational Microsoft Entra account. With this method, the device is owned by the organization. The device, when joined to the Microsoft Entra, will appear as “joined“. Authentication for Microsoft Entra-joined devices is done using Entra ID authentication.
It has support for Windows 10/11 (not Windows 10 Home). This means only Windows devices can be joined to Microsoft Entra AD. The device onboarding process is done through OOBE (out-of-box experience), bulk enrollment, and Windows Autopilot. Joined devices exist across on-premises and the cloud.
Microsoft Entra devices registered, on the other hand. They are devices owned by employees who are now registered with Entra ID and Intune. It has support for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
The authentication for the registered devices is done using a local account. It supports Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Ubuntu devices. Device registration can be done using Windows settings and the company portal app. All registered devices exist in the cloud.
Having understood the differences between the Microsoft Entra device joined and registered, let’s proceed to implement the Microsoft Entra device registered method using the company portal.
How to register Devices to Intune and EntraID using the Company Portal
To register devices with Microsoft Entra ID and Intune, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Download the company portal app by clicking on this link.
Wait for the installation to complete. Open the app in the next step.
Step 2: Click on the message similar to the one below to begin the setup.
Step 3: Setup your device by adding your corporate account.
Step 4: Connect to work
In this step, you must connect your device to work before you can have access to company apps and resources. This means adding your corporate email.
Proceed to the organization’s sign-in page.
Follow the prompt to sign in with your corporate email and password. Implement the MFA authentication, if any, and proceed.
Enter your password to sign-in
Enter the code
Hang on while your device is being registered.
On completion, click on “Got it” to return to the successful screen.
Your device is being set up
You will see a successful screen indicating that your device is now connected to work, as shown below.
Click Done to exit the screen.
Device Registration Succeeded
From the above, click on Next to continue to the next page. This shows your device was successfully registered.
Step 5: Sign into your Microsoft Entra ID Admin dashboard to see the device. You can also access the device through the Azure Portal by clicking on Microsoft Entra ID > Devices > All Devices.
You will notice under the Join device type that the status is shown as “Registered”.
Head over to the Intune Admin dashboard to verify that the device also appears there.
You notice that on the Inune Admin Center. The device ownership is shown as "Personal", which means the device is owned by an employee, which complies with the BYOD policies.
To check the enrollment state, click on the registered device name and then click on the “Enrollment” tab on the Intune Admin Center, as shown below:
In conclusion, registering devices to Microsoft Entra ID and Intune provides organizations with enhanced security, streamlined management, an improved user experience, and cost efficiency, making it a valuable solution for modern workplace environments.
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