Enroll your macOS device with the Intune Company Portal app to gain secure access to your work or school email, files, and apps.

Organizations typically require you to enroll your device before you can access proprietary data. After your device is enrolled, it becomes managed. Your organization can assign policies and apps to the device through a mobile device management (MDM) provider, such as Intune. To get continuous access to work or school information on your device, you must configure your device to match your organization's policy settings.

This article describes how to use the Company Portal app for macOS to enroll, configure, and maintain your device so that you meet your organization's requirements.

What to expect from the Company Portal app

During initial setup, the Company Portal app requires you to sign in and authenticate yourself with your organization. Company Portal then informs you of any device settings you need to configure to meet your organization's requirements. For example, organizations often set minimum or maximum character password requirements that you'll be required to meet.

After you enroll your device, Company Portal will always make sure that your device is protected according to your organization's requirements. For example, if you install an app from an untrusted source, Company Portal will alert you and might restrict access to your organization's resources. App protection policies like this one are common. To regain access, you'll likely need uninstall the untrusted app.

If after enrollment your organization enforces a new security requirement, such as multi-factor authentication, Company Portal will notify you. You'll have the chance to adjust your settings so that you can continue to work from your device.

Get your macOS device managed

Use the following steps to enroll your macOS device with your organization. Your device must be running macOS 10.12 or later.

Note : 

Throughout this process, you might be prompted to allow Company Portal to use confidential information that's stored in your keychain. These prompts are part of Apple security. When you get the prompt, type in your login keychain password and select Always Allow. If you press Enter or Return on your keyboard, the prompt will instead select Allow, which may result in additional prompts.

Install Company Portal app

  1. Go to Enroll My Mac.
  2. The Company Portal installer .pkg file will download. Open the installer and continue through the steps.
  3. Agree to the software license agreement.
  4. Enter your device password or registered fingerprint to install the software.
  5. Open Company Portal.


Microsoft AutoUpdate might open to update your Microsoft software. After all updates are installed, open the Company Portal app. For the best setup experience, install the latest versions of Microsoft AutoUpdate and Company Portal.

Enroll your Mac

  1. Sign in to Company Portal with your work or school account.

  2. When the app opens, select Begin.

  3. Review what your organization can and can't see on your enrolled device. Then select Continue.

  4. If prompted to, enter your device password on the Install management profile screen.

    Example screenshot of Company Portal, Install management profile screen, highlighting password prompt.

  5. On the Confirm device management screen, select Open System Preferences.

    Example screenshot of Confirm device management screen, highlighting "Open System Preferences" button.

  6. Your device's system preferences will open. Select Management Profile from the device profiles list and then select Approve > Approve.
    Example screenshot of System Preferences, Management Profile screen, highlighting "Approve" button.

  7. Return to Company Portal and select Continue.

  8. Your organization might require you to update your device settings. When you're done updating settings, select Check settings.

    Example screenshot of Company Portal, Update device settings screen, highlighting "Check settings" button.

  9. When setup is complete, select Done.