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
  • MInE
    • 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. Open the app and click +
  3. Select Remote Resources 
  4. Enter in the box labeled URL or Email Address then click Find Feed
    • Note: If copying this url, ensure 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
  6. Enter your Miami credentials as follows:
    • Enter IT\ followed by your Miami UniqueID
      • example: If your UniqueID is doejd2, you would enter IT\doejd2
    • Enter your MUnet password and then click Save
    • Click Add Feed
  7. A list of applications and desktops that have been provisioned for your account will be displayed on the Remote Desktop screen
    • Double click the application or desktop to connect

Folder Redirection

  1. While on the Apps tab click the Gear,  then click Preferences
  2. In the Preferences menu click the General Tab
  3. Click the arrows to the right of the input box for If folder redirection is enabled for Remote Resources or RDP files, redirect:
  4. Click Choose Folder... browse and select the folder you want to redirect to the AppPortal . Finally Click Choose and click the red X to close the menu
  5. Log off any open AppPortal session and open again.