Configure AppPortal applications and desktops for macOS


Miami's AppPortal technology streams applications to your computer or device, making the application appear as if it is running from your computer or device. AppPortal technology provides access to Banner, MInE, and Kronos as well as access to Windows applications for Mac users and CSE 148 students. To use this technology on your Mac device, you will need to install the free application Microsoft Remote Desktop from the iTunes Store.

Administrative Application Access

Please note that access to some applications requires authorization, such as enrollment in a course, or membership in departmental groups. The following list implies the parameters which provide network access and not authorization to use the applications necessarily

  • Native Banner
    • Availability: Wired professional networks, AdminVPN with special access
  • Kronos
    • Availability: Wired professional networks only


  1. Click the green Download and Install button on this page to access the Microsoft Remote Desktop App in the Mac App Store. Follow the directions to download and install the app.
  2. Launch Microsoft Remote Desktop
  3. Click the plus-symbol (+) Select Workspace
  4. Enter in the Email or workspace URL box
    • If copying this URL, be sure there are no spaces at the end when you paste this text
  5. Click the drop-down next to User Account and select Add User Account
    • ​​​​Enter IT\<your Miami UniqueID>  (ex: IT\smithx99)
    • Enter your MUnet password 
  6. Click Add to complete Add a User
  7. Click Add to complete Add Workspace
  8. Choose from the list of applications and desktops that have been provisioned for your account 
  9. Double-click the application or desktop to connect


  • Effective in v10.3.4 of Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 10/29/2019
    • "Feeds" are now referred to as "Workspaces", and "Desktops" as "PCs"
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Wed 10/30/19 3:26 PM