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No option to enter a WiFi password when creating a WiFi profile with wpa or wep security

Pushing out an iOS WiFi profile that contains wpa or wep security is useless without a password. When I attempt to create a WiFi profile and select wpa (any type) or wep I does not give me the option to enter a password. We have WiFi password that is shared among multiple sites and we do not want to distribute it to employees so they can't use it to connect personal devices.

Every other MDM I have used has the option to enter a password.

Is this expected or is this a bug??

This may be a make or break bug for our deployment.

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    Kellan shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    from the week of Nov 6:
    Wi-Fi connections support pre-shared keys on iOS
    Customers can configure Wi-Fi profiles to use pre-shared keys (PSK) for WPA/WPA2 Personal connections on iOS devices. These profiles are pushed to user’s device when the device is enrolled into Intune.

    When the profile has been pushed to the device, the next step depends on the profile configuration. If set to connect automatically, it does so when the network is next needed. When the profile is connects manually, the user must activate the connection manually.

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      • Brien Elajas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have the same issue. We have a WEP wifi network that requires password/key but the intune config profile for wifi does not have a line where we can enter the wifi password/key while WEP sucurity type is selected. I think it's a bug and it needs to be fixed. Please HELP

      • Rob de Roos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This works for iOS indeed. But why isn't it implemented to Android and Windows 10 WiFi Profiles also????

      • Steve Whitcher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Cathy - This feature doesn't seem to be working for me, and I can't find any reference to it in the Intune documentation. The doc still says that pushing a wifi profile with PSK to an ios device requires creating a custom profile with Apple configurator and pushing that out through intune.

        Can you confirm that this feature should be working, and perhaps point me to some documentation on it if it exists?

      • Robert Russell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You marked this as completed but a WPA2 Personal PSK is different than allowing us to enter a username and password for a WPA2 Enterprise connection. Most corporations will be using WPA2 Enterprise over Personal with a PSK.

      • MikeKane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any updated on this feature? We have this ability in our existing MDM and are actively planning Intune deployment.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there an update on this? We are going to lose a large deal with a client using XenMobile as it can include a PassPhrase when setting up a wireless profile. I can see this being a very large competitive issue moving forward if we don't have a compete.

      • Bob Becker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Cathy Moya - Is there an ETA or general Idea when this feature to fully configure a Wi-Fi profile will be available complete with a SSID AND the password for it? Also Is it not available yet due to a security concern/issue with entering Network SSID Passwords in the Azure portal? will those passwords and configurations be secure? - 8-8-17 3:26pm CST.

      • Craig Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is stopping us from implementing intune for a global company and we will have to stick with our current mobile iron solution and carry on paying for the product. Shame as we really wanted to go down the intune route.

      • Jakob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would like to get the ability to distribute PSK WiFi passwords to all devices.

      • Kellan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sooo.....another year.....and its only PLANNED?????

        How many conference calls did you folks have to have before someone actually fixed this?

        2 years to get a simple feature implemented.

        Seriously guys.....if I were a dev and it took me 2 years to get a simple feature in my product I would have been fired at least a year ago. This is pretty pathetic at this point.

      • Kellan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Again.....I opened this over a year ago. June 17th, 2015.

        Figure out how to store passwords in a multi-tenant system. It shouldn't be that hard.

        Another instance of every other MDM being able to do this but Intune can't.

        When people start using words like "bonkers" to describe the way things are done you know you are doing something wrong.

        Let me make this loud and clear:

        HAVING THE OPTION TO PUSH A WPA OR WEP PROFILE IS USELESS WITHOUT A PASSWORD.

        I CAN SEE THE NETWORK. I DONT NEED A PROFILE TO TELL ME WHAT THE NETWORK NAME IS. I NEED A PROFILE TO GIVE ME THE PASSWORD FOR THAT NETWORK.

        There seems to be a disparity on what people who use Intune think are important ideas and what the developers and product managers think are important. It's like there users and the Intune development team are speaking two different languages.

        Haven't even released a tool to make a custom XML profile. Still the only option is to use a Mac.

        ITS BEEN OVER A YEAR. FIX THIS. IT SHOULD BE LOW HANGING FRUIT.

      • stewart lawrie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why on earth would you have a policy to allow configuring a Wifi profile but not allow you to enter/mange the password? Bonkers....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have just been through creating a custom profile for IOS and Android. Is a bit cryptic, but this command was very helpful, to essentially output the configuration required for Intune.

        1. Connected to the network with Windows
        2. Run netsh wlan export profile name="<SSID>" folder=c:\temp
        3. The file created from that command, can essentially be copied into the config, as referenced here.. http://www.theenterprisemobilityguy.com/2014/09/creating-a-wi-fi-profile-with-wpa-psk-and-wpa2-psk-to-windows-phone-8-1-via-windows-intune-and-configuration-manager-2012-r2/

        OMA-URI path - ./Vendor/MSFT/WiFi/Profile/<SSID>/Settings

        ...beware special characters in your passphrase, these may need to be converted.

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