Create user accounts

Appropriate roles: Account admin | Global admin | User management admin

Create user accounts for employees who need access to Partner Center. These tasks must be done by the user management admin, accounts admin, or the global admin. The user performing these tasks must also be assigned the Azure Active Directory (AD) roles of User administrator or Global administrator. For more information about Azure AD roles, see Administrator role permissions in Azure Active Directory.

Add a new user

  1. From the Settings icon at the top right of the Partner Center, select Account settings and then select User management.

  2. Select Add user.

  3. Enter the user's full name and unique email address.

  4. Select the type of agent and/or the type of admin you want to assign to the user. Partner Center access is role-based, so you can assign permissions to customize the user's view to show only the features the user needs to complete specific tasks. If users want a role assignment, they can find global admins to contact by going to User management and filtering on global admin.

  5. Select Add to create the user account. Confirm the user's details on the next page.


Make a note of the new user's sign-in information displayed on this page. Be sure to copy and send this information to the new user as you will not be able to access it again later.

The user will need to sign in to the Partner Center with their user name and temporary password. When the user signs in to the Partner Center for the first time, they are prompted to change their password.

Assign user roles

To work in the Partner Center, you must have an assigned role. Currently, roles include Azure Active Directory tenant roles, Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) roles, and non-AAD company roles. An individual company can have a need for all of these roles.


Individuals must be listed in your tenant to access Partner Center. Role assignments provide additional access.

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