How to monitor app protection policies

Monitor the compliance status of the mobile app management (MAM) policies that you've applied to users at the Intune app protection pane on the Azure portal. Find information about the users affected by the MAM policies, its compliance status, and any issues that your users might be experiencing.

There are three different places to monitor the compliance status:

  • Summary view

  • Detailed view

  • Reporting view


For information about creating app protection policies, see How to create and assign app protection policies.

Summary view

  1. Sign into the Azure portal.
  2. Choose All services > Intune. Intune is located in the Monitoring + Management section.
  3. On the Intune pane, choose Client apps.
  4. In the Client apps workload, choose App protection status from the Monitor section, to see the summary view:

Summary tile on the Intune mobile application management pane

  • Assigned users: The total number of assigned users in your company who are using an app that is associated with a policy in a work context and are protected and licensed, as well as the assigned users that are unprotected and unlicensed.

  • Flagged users: The number of users who are experiencing issues. Jailbroken devices are reported under Flagged users.

  • User status for iOS and User status for Android: The number of users who have used an app who have a policy assigned to them in a work context for the related platform. This information shows the number of users managed by the policy, as well as the number of users who are using an app that is not targeted by any policy in a work context. You might consider adding these users to the policy.


    If you have multiple policies per platform, a user is considered managed by policy when they have at least one policy assigned to them.

Detailed view

You can get to the detailed view of the summary by choosing the User status tile (based on device OS platform), and the Flagged users tile.

User status

You can search for a single user and check the compliance status for that user. The App reporting pane shows the following information for a selected user:

  • Devices that are associated with the user account

  • Apps with a MAM policy on the device

  • Status:

    • Checked in: The policy was deployed to the user, and the app was used in the work context at least once.

    • Not checked in: The policy was deployed to the user, but the app has not been used in the work context since then.


If the users you searched for do not have the MAM policy deployed to them, you see a message informing you that the user is not targeted by any MAM policies.

To see the reporting for a user, follow these steps:

  1. To select a user, choose the User status summary tile.

    Screenshot of the Summary tile of Intune mobile application management

  2. On the App reporting pane that opens, choose Select user to search for an Azure Active Directory user.

    Screenshot of the Select user option on the App reporting pane

  3. Select the user from the list. You can see the details of the compliance status for that user.

Flagged users

The detailed view shows the error message, the app that was accessed when the error happened, the device OS platform affected, and a time stamp.

Reporting view

You can find the same reports from the App protection status blade.


Intune provides additional device reporting fields, including App Registration Id, Android manufacturer, model, and security patch version, as well as iOS model. In Intune, these fields are available by selecting Client apps > App protection status and choosing App Protection Report: iOS, Android. In addition, these parameters will help you configure the Allow list for device manufacturer (Android), the Allow list for device model (Android and iOS), and the minimum Android security patch version setting.

Additional reports are available to help you with the MAM policy compliance status. To view these reports, select Client apps > App protection status > Reports.

The Reports blade provides several reports based on user and app, including the following:

  • User report: This report outlines the same information you can find at the User status report under the Detailed view section above.

  • App report: This report provides two different app protection statuses that admins can select before generating the report. The statuses can be protected or unprotected.

    • User status for managed MAM activity (Protected): This report outlines the activity of each managed MAM app, on a per user basis.

      • It shows all apps targeted by MAM policies for each user, and break down the status of each app as checked in with MAM policies, or that was targeted with a MAM policy but the app was never checked in.

    • User status for unmanaged MAM activity (Unprotected): This report outlines the activity of MAM-enabled apps that are currently unmanaged, on a per user basis. This might happen according to the following reasons:

      • These apps are either being used by a user or an app that is not currently targeted by a MAM policy.

      • All apps are checked in, but aren't getting any MAM policies.

Screenshot of a user's App reporting blade with details for 3 apps

Table grouping

Once the App protection user report data shows up, you can aggregate data by the following:

  • Validation result: The data shows up grouped by app protection status, which can be failure, warning or success.
  • App name: The data shows up grouped by apps (the actual app name) with failure, warning, or success.

Export app protection activities to CSV

You can export all your app protection policy activities to a single .csv file. This can be helpful to analyze all the app protection statuses reported from the users.

Follow these steps to generate the App protection report:

  1. On the Intune mobile application management pane, choose App protection report.

    Screenshot of the App protection download link

  2. Choose Yes to save your report, then choose Save As and select the folder you want to save the report in.

    Screenshot of the Save report confirmation box

See also

Manage data transfer between iOS apps