How To enroll Linux into intune: Step By Step

Learn how to enroll a Linux device in Microsoft Intune for centralized device management. Follow our step-by-step guide to install the Intune management extension, enroll the device, and assign management policies. Get started now.

enroll Linux into intune

Enrolling a Linux device in Microsoft Intune involves the following steps in detail:

I. Preparation


A. Verify that the Linux device meets the minimum requirements:

  • Before enrolling a Linux device in Intune, it is important to verify that the device meets the minimum requirements for device management.
  • The device should have at least 256 MB of RAM and 1 GB of hard disk space.

B. Ensure that the Linux device is running a supported operating system:

  • Intune supports certain Linux distributions, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, Fedora 29, 30, 31, and CentOS 7.6 and later.
  • Make sure that the Linux device you want to enroll is running one of these supported operating systems.
  • If the device is running an unsupported operating system, you will not be able to enroll it in Intune.

II. Install the Intune management extension

management extension

A. Download the Intune management extension:

  • Visit the Microsoft website to download the Intune management extension for Linux.
  • The download process may vary depending on your operating system and the browser you are using.

B. Install the extension on the Linux device:

  • After downloading the Intune management extension, follow the installation instructions to install it on the Linux device.
  • The installation process may vary depending on the Linux distribution you are using. You may need to use the terminal or command line interface to install the extension.
  • It is important to install the extension correctly to ensure that the Linux device can communicate with Intune and receive management policies and configurations.

III. Enroll the Device

Enroll the Device

A. Launch the Intune management extension:

  • After installing the Intune management extension on the Linux device, launch the extension.
  • The Intune management extension is typically launched from the device’s applications menu.

B. Provide the necessary information:

  • When you launch the Intune management extension, you will be prompted to provide the following information:
    • Tenant ID: This is a unique identifier that is assigned to your Intune tenant by Microsoft.
    • AAD user name and password: These are the credentials for an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account that has permission to enroll devices in Intune.
    • Device name: This is the name that you want to assign to the Linux device in Intune.

C. Complete the enrollment process:

  • After providing the necessary information, the Intune management extension will enroll the Linux device in Intune.
  • The enrollment process may take a few minutes to complete.
  • Once the enrollment process is complete, the Linux device will appear in the Intune portal, where you can start assigning policies and configurations to it.

IV. Assign Management Policies

Assign Management Policies

A. Access the Intune portal:

  • To assign management policies to the Linux device, you need to access the Intune portal.
  • The Intune portal is a web-based console that allows you to manage your Intune-enrolled devices, including Windows, iOS, and Android devices.
  • To access the portal, you need an Azure Active Directory (AAD) account with the necessary permissions.

B. Create and assign policies for device management:

  • In the Intune portal, navigate to the Devices section.
  • Here, you can see a list of all the devices that are enrolled in Intune.
  • To assign policies to a Linux device, you need to create device configuration profiles.
  • In the Intune portal, navigate to the Device Configuration section and create a new profile.
  • The process for creating a profile may vary depending on the type of policy you want to assign. For example, you may need to create a profile for restricting device access, for configuring firewall settings, or for installing software on the device.
  • After creating the profile, assign it to the Linux device. The device will receive the policy and apply it.

Note: The specific steps for assigning policies to a Linux device in Intune may vary depending on the operating system and the version of the Intune management extension you are using. For detailed instructions, refer to the Microsoft documentation.