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How the import from Intune works

Overview

Microsoft Intune is a service that provides cloud-based device and application management for your company. You can integrate Matrix42 Software Asset & Service Management with Microsoft Intune by using the Intune Inventory data provider.

The current version of the data provider has certain restrictions and will be improved in the next release of the add-on.

Import from Intune

Activating the Intune Inventory data provider 

The data provider can be activated either manually by running the Activate action or automatically by the Intune engine activation. The activation is set to run daily according to a specific schedule.

Launching the Intune Connector Import workflow 

The Intune data provider launches a server workflow that collects settings specified in the data provider configuration.

Launching the data collector workflow 

The Intune server workflow then starts the Intune Connector Data Collector workflow that connects to the Microsoft Intune service and collects the inventory.

Collecting the Intune inventory 

The Intune Connector Data Collector workflow retrieves objects from Intune and saves them as a package of XML files. XML files contain data on the following objects:

  • Devices
  • SKUs
  • Users
  • Fingerprints
  • Accounts
  • Mobile applications that can be installed

Forwarding inventory data

The Data Gateway passes XML files to the server workflow.

Importing inventory data

The Intune Connector Import workflow executes import definitions for each of the received XML files. It uses the XML files as data source to update existing objects with new values and create new objects in in Matrix42 Software Asset & Service Management.

The following import definitions are executed:

Import Definition Description
Intune: Import/Update SKU The import definition updates the existing SKUs and creates new ones.
Intune: Import/Update Mobile Devices The import definition matches devices from Intune with Matrix42 Software Asset & Service Management devices.
Intune: Import User Data It creates persons based on users registered in Intune.
Intune: Import Mobile Apps The import definition creates services from mobile applications available in Intune.
Intune: Import Fingerprints The import definition created fingerprints detected on the devices.
Intune: Import Account Data Accounts are created based on accounts registered in the Intune service.
Intune: Detected Apps  
Intune: Create Service Configuration Form The import definition creates a service order form for the Self Service Portal.
Intune: assign MobileApps to Catalog The import definition assigns imported services to a pre-defined service catalog.
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