Deploying 1Password to devices using MS Azure intune

edited March 2018 in Windows

Hmm, so this is a thread that I never thought that I’d be posting in, but here I am and here is my post.

So I’m in a new position, yay, but before I can start on my Product Design work, I’ve been put on a crash course to help set up the company’s network and user provisioning, because once upon a long time ago I did this stuff (on a Mac though).

Anyway, so here’s my question. We use 1Password for Teams here, yay, and have quite a few vaults set up for the different user groups. (Although this information isn’t pertinent to my question.) we have a mix of Windows desktops, laptops, Surfaces, MacBooks, iPads and iPhones. I need to get 1Password onto the MS devices for specific users when they login on any device. For other MS applications we have been using MS Azure inTune to install applications that users need. I’ve noticed that 1Password is not available on the MS App Store (or if it is, I can’t find it).

(So here’s my question, really.)
Has anyone tried installing 1Password on MS devices using MS Azure inTune? The desktop application for the laptops and desktop PCs and the app for MS Surface devices.

What about the installation of the browser extension? For Edge (or other browsers)?

Can the updating for the 1Password app be done through the Azure inTune interface?

Any help from either AgileBits or the 1Password user community would be a response of great appreciation.

Cheers, @skippingrock .


1Password Version: 7
Extension Version: ?
OS Version: Windows 10
Sync Type: 1Password Teams

Comments

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @skippingrock: First, congratulations on the promotion(?)! Hopefully it's an overall positive change, but often that remains to be seen. ;)

    You are correct. 1Password for Windows isn't available in the Windows Store since we need to support Windows 7 and 8.1, not just 10 (maybe you do too), and a UWP app wouldn't work for those. So while we may be able to have a UWP app in the future, right now we're focused on our desktop app. The 1Password Edge extension is what we have in the Windows Store now since that's a requirement to integrate with that browser. And we're not willing to give up integration with Firefox, Chrome, or other browsers to move the app to the Windows Store either. Maybe things will open up in the future.

    Has anyone tried installing 1Password on MS devices using MS Azure inTune? The desktop application for the laptops and desktop PCs and the app for MS Surface devices.

    I don't know of anyone using inTune to do that, but just to clarify, there's currently a single 1Password Windows app that works with 1Password.com accounts, which runs on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. So no worries about that working on Surfaces. I use it on mine as well as laptops. You probably know that, but others may not. :)

    What about the installation of the browser extension? For Edge (or other browsers)?

    Ironically, the Edge extension is probably the one thing you should definitely be able to distribute, as it's part of the Windows Store.

    Can the updating for the 1Password app be done through the Azure inTune interface?

    What is the process there? If it's just a matter of copying files, that may work provided you can get the ownership right. Essentially, for 1Password to function fully (browser integration especially), the app, its data, and the browser all need to be running under the same user account.

    Any help from either AgileBits or the 1Password user community would be a response of great appreciation.

    I'm sorry I don't have a better answer for you now, but I'll ask around and perhaps others in the community have already tried this.

  • If anyone have more information about that, I am interested too. The company I work, is using 1Password for teams also and is currently migrating to Azure Itune. Would be very nice to deploy 1Password to the devices via Itune.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @Kristian, @skippingrock: It looks like inTune just copies over the .exe to clients. Is that the case? If so, you may be able to just copy the installation over, as 1Password is fairly self-contained.

    To be clear, we do not officially support any method of mass deployment, so any deployment process, changes to installation locations and changes to settings should be tested before deploying company-wide.

    1Password 6 for Windows currently uses Inno Setup (though this may change in the future), which supports the command line paramaters found here:

    http://jrsoftware.org/ishelp/topic_setupcmdline.htm

    Fo example, the /verysilent option will install 1Password silently and users can sign in when they open it. Does that help?

  • So how will 1Password for Business address this what I’m trying to do here on mobile devices and computers?

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @skippingrock: Without knowing all of the details it's hard to say, so I'd encourage you to reach out to our business team at [email protected]

    I can't promise that what we have today will work with your specific setup, but we're definitely interested to explore that with you to see if it's something we can support in the future — if not already. :)

  • Yup, I’ve already done that… @margeau is crafting an email for my manager.

    We’ll definely explore this with you.
    BTW, does the Windows installer support “silent installations”, I think that was one of the Azure inTune auto-installer requirements.

    Cheers, @skippingrock

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    Hi @skippingrock,

    Great news! Let's be in touch. :chuffed:

    As for your question, does /verysilent option that Brenty mentioned above suit your needs? Thanks! :+1:

    Cheers,
    Greg

  • I will let you know if it works.

    Cheers, @skippingrock

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    I hope it helps @skippingrock, and if we can do anything else to lend a hand, do let us know. I will say, though, that the sales team is an excellent resource as well. They're not just salespeople, they're account managers and their role is to ensure 1Password is the best it can be for your business, so don't hesitate to reach out to them as well. They're rock stars and will do all they can for you (including bugging us where needed). :chuffed:

  • edited June 2018

    @skippingrock It is not possible through Microsoft Intune (there is no such thing as Azure inTune ;-) ) to deploy executable setups. I'm currently packaging the 1password setup.exe into an MSI (there are tools to help you with that), although it would be awesome if Aginebits could just deliver an MSI installer.

    In my daily life I'm an IT consultant specialised in the Workplace in combination with Azure AD joined machines, managed through Intune. So I've did some Exe to MSI conversions the last couple of years.

    @brenty With 1Password v7 the /verysilent parameter still works.

    Update: It works. I used Advanced Installer to 'convert' the exe to an MSI (with the /verysilent parameter and I'm able to upload the MSI to Intune. Too bad it didn't install (just yet), have to check the logs :(

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    Hi @TheVMaster,

    Thanks for sharing that with us.

    We'd like to have both MSI for businesses and exe for regular downloads, we just don't want to overcomplicate the process of getting it. We'll figure it out.

    Do you have a lot of experience with Advanced Installer? Are they reliable? We keep looking for a better installer but so far, every one of them have more cons than pros.

  • edited June 2018

    @MikeT

    I've used it for several customers where I only use the 'convert exe to msi functionality to get (not to complex executable setups) uploaded (and deployed through) Intune.

    Too bad the MSI I created doesn't install right away, this was because it installed for 'all users' and it should install 'per-user', since it is installing in the user profile.

    Retrying to update my Intune package.....will update this if I got a working situation.

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    Thanks or the update, we'll take a look and see if they're any good.

  • Hi,
    Is there more information available?
    I would like to push 1password 7 with Microsoft Intune to the users in our company. I have tried converting it from EXE to MSI with the /Verysilent install commands etc, but that didnt work.

  • GregGreg

    Team Member

    Hi @Faizan,

    I do not have any new information about the new installer at this point. Could you please tell us what difficulties you bumped into with /verysilent commands?

    Thanks in advance!

    Cheers,
    Greg

  • I tried using MSI Wrapper to create a MSI from an Inno Setup file like 1password. i added the /Verysilent command and tested the file directly on a laptop. within a few seconds 1password was installed. After that i uploaded the msi to Intune to install on it again, Intune says its installed, i also see 1password installed in the Installed applications list in Windows 10 but no shortcut to the application itself. Using the search function also doesnt work..

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    @Faizan: If you look in %LOCALAPPDATA%\1Password\app\7\ do you see 1Password.exe there?

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