Microsoft continues its steady improvements for its cloud-based endpoint management solution, Intune. Intune is updated regularly and if you miss a single update you generally miss a lot.
Here’s what’s available now from the December 10, 2018 updates.
Updates for Application Transport Security
Microsoft Intune supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ to provide best-in-class encryption, to ensure Intune is more secure by default, and to align with other Microsoft services such as Microsoft Office 365. In order to meet this requirement, the iOS and macOS company portals will enforce Apple’s updated Application Transport Security (ATS) requirements, which also require TLS 1.2+. ATS is used to enforce stricter security on all app communications over HTTPS. This change impacts Intune customers using the iOS and macOS Company Portal apps. For more information, see the Intune support blog.
The Intune App SDK will support 256-bit encryption keys
The Intune App SDK for Android now uses 256-bit encryption keys when encryption is enabled by App Protection Policies. The SDK will continue to provide support of 128-bit keys for compatibility with content and apps that use older SDK versions.
Microsoft Auto Update version 4.50 required for macOS devices
To continue receiving updates for the Company Portal and other Office applications, macOS devices managed by Intune must upgrade to Microsoft Auto Update 4.5.0. Users might already have this version for their Office apps.
Intune requires macOS 10.12 or later
Intune now requires macOS version 10.12 or later. Devices using prior macOS versions can’t use the Company Portal to enroll in Intune. To receive support assistance and new features, users must upgrade their device to macOS 10.12 or later and upgrade the Company Portal to the latest version.