How to configure Wi-Fi settings in Microsoft Intune

Use Microsoft Intune Wi-Fi profiles to assign wireless network settings to users and devices in your organization. When you assign a Wi-Fi profile, your users have access to your corporate Wi-Fi network without having to configure it themselves.

For example, you install a new Wi-Fi network named Contoso Wi-Fi and want to set up all iOS devices to connect to this network. Here's the process:

  1. Create a Wi-Fi profile containing the settings necessary to connect to the Contoso Wi-Fi wireless network.
  2. Assign the profile to a group containing all users of iOS devices.
  3. Users find the new Contoso Wi-Fi network in the list of wireless networks on their device and can easily connect to it.

Supported device platforms

Wi-Fi profiles support the following device platforms:

  • Android 4 and later
  • Android work profiles
  • iOS 8.0 and later
  • macOS (Mac OS X 10.11 and later)

For devices running Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and Windows Holographic for Business, you can import a Wi-Fi configuration that was previously exported from another device.

Use the information in this topic to learn the basics about configuring a Wi-Fi profile, and then read further topics for each platform to learn about device specifics.

Create a device profile containing Wi-Fi settings

  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 Device configuration.

  4. On the Device configuration pane under the Manage section, choose Profiles.

  5. On the profiles pane, choose Create profile.

  6. On the Create profile pane, enter a Name and Description for the Wi-Fi profile.

  7. From the Platform drop-down list, select the device platform to which you want to apply Wi-Fi settings. Currently, you can choose one of the following platforms for Wi-Fi settings:

    • Android
    • Android enterprise
    • iOS
    • macOS
    • Windows Phone 8.1
    • Windows 8.1 and later
    • Windows 10 and later

    Important

    If you are creating a profile for devices running Windows 10, including Windows Holographic for Business, you must choose the Windows 8.1 and later platform. The Windows 10 and later platform doesn't include a Wi-Fi profile type.

  8. For Apple or Android devices, on the WiFi type drop-down list, choose Basic or Enterprise. You can use Basic to supply basic features like the network name, and the SSID. Enterprise lets you supply more advanced information like the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), if your Wi-Fi network uses this protocol.

    The Wi-Fi import profile (for Windows 8.1 and later) lets you import Wi-Fi settings as an XML file that you previously exported from a different device.

  9. Depending on the platform you chose, the settings you can configure is different. Go to one of the following topics for detailed settings for each platform:

  10. When you're done, go back to the Create Profile pane, and hit Create.

The profile is created and appears on the profiles list pane.

Next steps

If you want to go ahead and assign this profile to groups, see How to assign device profiles.