Summary

 Connects to an InTune application and pulls in inventory and usage data.

This configuration procedure assumes you already have an InTune subscription and you are able to populate the connector with information that is available in an Enterprise Application in your AAD Console.

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Prerequisites

Before adding a new InTune connector, you will need the following information from an Enterprise Application created in your AAD console:

  • Azure cloud instance URL (optional) if this is not supplied then AzurePublic is used as a default
  • Azure tenant ID, available in the Overview node of your AAD console
  • The registered application clientID (a string representing a GUID)
  • A client secret value that has been created for your chosen Enterprise Application.

Prepare an AAD application

In your Azure Active Directory console, go to the Enterprise applications node and click New application.


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Click on the Non-gallery application tile.

Provide a name for the application. The name of application is not significant however it should be such that it suggests that the application is related to platform connector. For example Tachyon Intune Connector, click Add in the bottom left of the screen.

In the Overview tab, copy the Application (client) ID and the Application (tenant) ID values as these will be required for the connector.

Click the App registrations node of AAD. Click on the application name for the application(s) listed, you will need to navigate back to the AAD blade.

You may need to change the tab to All Applications to see the new application.

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Add permissions

Click on the API permissions node under the Manage node, then click Add a permission .

Click on the Microsoft Graph tile and then click on Application permissions.

A long list of API permissions will be shown, scroll through them and check as appropriate using the following table.

Then, click Add permissions.

Group

Permission

DeviceManagementAppsRead.All
DeviceManagementManagedDevicesRead.All
UserRead.All

Click Grant admin consent for <organization>, where <organization> is the Organization you set when your InTune instance was created. 

This means that as an administrator for your organization, you're consenting that the users of the application would want to use these permissions.

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Add a client secret

Click on the Certificates & secrets node and then click on New client secret button

The Add a client secret form will open, add a  description and select an expiry from the Expires radio buttons and then click Add.

Copy the new client secret value and save it as you won't be able to retrieve it after you perform another operation or leave this blade.

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Configuring the InTune connector

These instructions show how to create an InTune connector in the Tachyon Settings application.

Adding, testing and running an InTune connector

These are the steps to add, test and run an InTune connector 

Adding an InTune connector

  1. In the Tachyon portal, navigate to Settings→Configuration→Connectors.

  2. Click on the Add button.

  3. In the Add connector popup select the Intune type.
  4. In Connector name, enter a logical name for this connector. In our example we choose the name InTune Inventory .

  5. Azure Cloud Instance can be set to the URL for your InTune implementation. If you leave this field blank AzurePublic is used as a default.

  6. In Azure Tenant Id, enter your Azure tenant ID, available in the Overview node of your AAD console
  7. Client Id this should be set to your registered application clientID.
  8. Client Secret this should be set to the specific client secret value that has been created for your chosen Enterprise Application

  9. Run Consolidation Reports - check this checkbox if you want the consolidation reports to run automatically after this connector has been synchronized.
  10. Click Add.

The new connector has now been added and a new action that can be used to run the connector has been created in the background, called Sync Data - InTune Inventory.

Testing an InTune connector

  1. Select the Intune connector by checking the box at the left-hand end of its entry in the Connectors table.
  2. Click the Test button.
    1. The Test status column for the connector will display a clock icon  indicating that the test has been queued for executing.
    2. If the test succeeds Test status will display a check icon  and the Last tested column will display the date and time the test succeeded.
    3. If the test fails the Test status will display a failed icon  and you'll need to check the details you entered for the connector.
  3. If the test succeeds you can proceed to run the connector to populate an inventory repository.

Running an InTune connector

  1. Click the Execute button.
  2. In the Execute action popup subsequently displayed, use the Repository menu to select the inventory repository you want to populate.
  3. Once the repository has been selected you can then select the action to run. In the case of inventory repositories the actions will be restricted to inventory related actions. For a connector you will be looking for an action with the form Sync Data - <connector name>.
  4. Select whether you want to clear any existing data in the repository by checking the Clean sync checkbox.
  5. Click Execute button in the Execute action popup to start the sync.
  6. When the sync starts a number of actions are queued to be performed on the selected repository. To check the progress of the sync actions:
    1. Navigate to the Monitoring→Process log page.
    2. Here you can see the sequence of actions that have been queued for the selected repository related to the Sync Data action selected.
    3. When each action has finished running you'll see a check icon appear in the Status column if it succeeds or a failed icon if it fails.
  7. Once all the actions have succeeded you can check the results. To do this:
    1. Navigate to the Monitoring→Sync log page.
    2. This displays the items that have been added to the selected repository as a result of running the sync.

The InTune connector parameters

The following fields are available in the Add connector and Edit connector popups when the Intune Connector type is selected, as shown in the picture opposite:

FieldDescription
Connector typeShows the connector type: Intune.
Repository typeShows which type of repository the connector works with. For the Intune Connector type this is always Inventory.
Connector name

Here you set the logical name for the connector.

You should use a naming convention for connector names:

<connector type> <scope> <RCR>

Scope describes where data is coming from or what it's being used for. For example Demo, Test, Lab, Q2 Audit.

Include RCR in the name if you have enabled Run Consolidation Reports.

Azure Cloud Instance

Azure cloud instance URL (optional) if this is not supplied the AzurePublic is used as a default

Tenant Id

Azure tenant ID, available in the Overview node of your AAD console

Client IdThe registered application clientID
Client SecretA client secret value that has been created for your chosen Enterprise Application
Run Consolidation Reports

Check the Run Consolidation Reports checkbox if you want consolidation actions to be processed each time the Sync Data action is executed for the connector.

This can lead to unnecessary processing if you enable this on more than one connector. The recommended method of processing consolidation actions is to schedule the action Generate Report - Basic Inventory Consolidation to execute after the Sync Data actions have run for all connectors. This will execute the remaining consolidation actions. Alternatively check the Run Consolidation Reports checkbox on one of your connectors. You can view action processes in Settings→Process log.

InTune Edit connector popup