Quickstart: configure a kiosk with Assigned Access

This quickstart provides practical examples of how to configure a kiosk experience on Windows with Assigned Access. The examples describe the steps using the Settings app, a mobile device management solution (MDM) like Microsoft Intune, provisioning packages (PPKG), and PowerShell. While different solutions are used, the configuration settings and results are the same.

The examples can be modified to fit your specific requirements. For example, you can change the app used, the URL specified when opening Microsoft Edge, or change the name of the user that automatically signs in to Windows.


Here's a list of requirements to complete this quickstart:

  • A Windows device
  • Microsoft Intune, or a non-Microsoft MDM solution, if you want to configure the settings using MDM
  • Windows Configuration Designer, if you want to configure the settings using a provisioning package
  • Access to the psexec tool, if you want to test the configuration using Windows PowerShell

Configure a kiosk

The following instructions provide details how to configure your devices. Select the option that best suits your needs.


Use the following Graph call to automatically create a custom policy in your Microsoft Intune tenant without assignments nor scope tags.

When using this call, authenticate to your tenant in the Graph Explorer window. If it's the first time using Graph Explorer, you may need to authorize the application to access your tenant or to modify the existing permissions. This graph call requires DeviceManagementConfiguration.ReadWrite.All permissions.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/deviceManagement/deviceConfigurations
Content-Type: application/json

{ "id": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000", "displayName": "_MSLearn_Example_Kiosk - Assigned Access", "description": "This is a sample policy created from an article on learn.microsoft.com.", "roleScopeTagIds": [ "0" ], "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.windows10CustomConfiguration", "omaSettings": [ { "omaUri": "./Vendor/MSFT/AssignedAccess/Configuration", "displayName": "Configuration", "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.omaSettingString", "value": "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\" ?>\n<AssignedAccessConfiguration\n    xmlns=\"http://schemas.microsoft.com/AssignedAccess/2017/config\"\n    xmlns:rs5=\"http://schemas.microsoft.com/AssignedAccess/201810/config\"\n    xmlns:v4=\"http://schemas.microsoft.com/AssignedAccess/2021/config\"\n    >\n    <Profiles>\n        <Profile Id=\"{EDB3036B-780D-487D-A375-69369D8A8F78}\">\n            <KioskModeApp v4:ClassicAppPath=\"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\\Microsoft\\Edge\\Application\\msedge.exe\" v4:ClassicAppArguments=\"--kiosk https://www.contoso.com/ --edge-kiosk-type=fullscreen --kiosk-idle-timeout-minutes=2\" />\n            <v4:BreakoutSequence Key=\"Ctrl+A\"/>\n        </Profile>\n    </Profiles>\n    <Configs>\n        <Config>\n            <AutoLogonAccount rs5:DisplayName=\"MS Learn Example\"/>\n            <DefaultProfile Id=\"{EDB3036B-780D-487D-A375-69369D8A8F78}\"/>\n        </Config>\n    </Configs>\n</AssignedAccessConfiguration>" } ] }

Alternatively, you can configure devices using a custom policy with the AssignedAccess CSP.

  • Setting: ./Vendor/MSFT/AssignedAccess/Configuration
  • Value:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AssignedAccessConfiguration xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/AssignedAccess/2017/config" xmlns:rs5="http://schemas.microsoft.com/AssignedAccess/201810/config" xmlns:v4="http://schemas.microsoft.com/AssignedAccess/2021/config">
    <Profile Id="{EDB3036B-780D-487D-A375-69369D8A8F78}">
      <KioskModeApp v4:ClassicAppPath="%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" v4:ClassicAppArguments="--kiosk https://www.contoso.com/ --edge-kiosk-type=fullscreen --kiosk-idle-timeout-minutes=2" />
      <v4:BreakoutSequence Key="Ctrl+A" />
      <AutoLogonAccount rs5:DisplayName="MS Learn Example" />
      <DefaultProfile Id="{EDB3036B-780D-487D-A375-69369D8A8F78}" />

Assign the policy to a group that contains as members the devices that you want to configure.

User experience

After the settings are applied, reboot the device. A local user account is automatically signed in, opening Microsoft Edge.

Next steps

Learn more about Assigned Access and how to configure it:

Assigned Access overview