Documentation forSolarWinds Service Desk

Intune configuration

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Setup > Discovery & Assets > Connections.

Create an API connection

You need to create an API connection for SolarWinds Service Desk (SWSD) to call into Microsoft Entra ID to collect the Intune data.

Step 1 - Begin Entra ID registration

  1. Sign into your Entra portal.
  2. From the Entra welcome page, under services, select Entra.

  3. On the left, select App registrations.

  4. Click New registration at the top of the page.

    The Register an application dialog opens.

  5. Provide a name for the new app. SolarWinds recommends Intune – SWSD.

  6. Under supported account types, select Accounts in any organizational directory (any Microsoft Entra ID [previously Azure AD] directory – Multi tenant).

  7. Under Redirect URI, select Web from the dropdown and determine which selection to use:

    • US datacenter customers:

    • EU datacenter customers:

    • AU datacenter customers:

  8. Click Register.

  9. Copy the Application (client) ID.

  10. Paste it in the integration section of SWSD under Application (client) ID.

  11. In Entra, click Authentications, under the URL from Step 7, click Add URI, then paste the URL below but use your account name:

  12. Click Save.

You have created the connection between Entra and your SWSD and registered the app. Next, you need to create a certificate in Entra.

Step 2 - Create Entra certificate

  1. In Entra, click Certificates & Secrets.

  2. Click New Client Secret.

    1. Provide a description. SolarWinds recommends Intune SWSD.

    2. Provide an expiration time.

      The time selected dictates how long the connection will last before having to create a new secret. You should consult with your security team if you are unsure what to enter here.

  3. Click Add.

  4. Click the Copy to clipboard icon to copy the Application (client) secret value.

    Client secret values cannot be viewed, except for immediately after creation.

  5. Paste the client secret value into the integration under Application (client) Secret.

  6. In Entra, from the side menu click API Permissions.

    1. Click Add a permission.

    2. Click Microsoft Graph near the top.

    3. Add the following:

      • Device.Command - Delegated
      • Device.Read - Delegated
      • Device.Read.All - Application
      • DeviceManagementConfiguration.Read.All - Application
      • DeviceManagementManagedDevices.Read.All - Delegated
      • DeviceManagementManagedDevices.Read.All - Application
      • User.Read - Delegated
    4. Click Intune.

    5. Add the following:

      • App Permission

        get_device_compliance - Application

    6. Review the image below to confirm you set the correct permissions.

    7. Press Grant admin consent.

    8. Press Yes.

Create an Intune connection

  1. Navigate to Setup > Discovery & Assets.

  2. From the All Connections index page, click Add , and from the dropdown menu, select Intune.

  3. In the Intune dialog, provide the information requested.

  4. Use the information below to help in configuration.

    Fields with a red asterisk (*) are required.
    Field Description

    Create a meaningful name that will provide you with significant data.

    Name is for your ease and convenience. This information does not affect the scanning process.
    Description* Provide a meaningful description of the data.
    Cloud Type Identifies the type of Entra Cloud, either Public or Government, where your Intune instance is stored.
    Computers and Mobile Devices Identifies the device types for which you want to collect information. Select one or more.
    Application (client) ID* Entra identifier used to create an API connection to Intune.
    Application (client) Secret* Entra password.
  5. Click Create in the top right of the screen to save the connection.

    Be aware that any incorrect information provided in the configuration setup (for example, an incorrect password) will prevent proper reporting in the Scanning report.
  6. Sign in using the credentials you set up for the Entra portal.

  7. If you receive an error message regarding a regarding an integration failure:

    1. Return to Step 2 - Create Entra Certificate, item 6.c.

    2. Remove the permission for User.Read - Delegated.

    3. Allow that permission again.

You have successfully created the connection between Entra and your SWSD.

Intune mobile device mapping

Below is a list of Intune mobile device field names with their related SWSD field name.

Intune SWSD
Owner name/ user display (the Entra-registered name of the user as identified by Entra user ID) Owner
User Principal Name or email address Owner
Phone number Owner
Device name  
Manufacturer Manufacturer
Operating system OS Version
Serial number Serial Number
IMEI number IMEI number
IP address IP address
Wi-Fi MacAddress Wi-Fi Mac
app name App list
version App list
app ID App list
size App list
installation location App list

Intune computer mappings

Below is a list of Intune computer field names with their related SWSD field name.

Intune SWSD
Device Name Name
Last Sync Date Time Updated At
Operating System Operating System
Device Type Category
OS Version Operating System
User Principal Name Owner
Model Model
Manufacturer BIOS Manufacturer
Serial Number Serial Number
Wifi Mac Address Mac Address

Data syncs

Data syncs begin at 7:00 UTC.

All data syncs occur overnight every night.

More information about Discovery connections

See Connections for information about:

  • Scanned ports and a list of the default ports scanned via Nmap
  • How to run an on-demand scan
  • How to pull a Last Scan Report
  • What data is pulled during Discovery through connections
  • Pulling fields from a mobile device via Intune
  • Obtaining management data from remote computers via WMI