Learn about the Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) for CSP program partners

Appropriate roles

  • Global admin

The Microsoft Partner Agreement provides Microsoft partners with a unified, digitally accepted partner agreement. The Microsoft Partner Agreement contains a core set of perpetual terms that help Microsoft, partners, and customers support data privacy and security, promote compliance, and encourage sound business practices.

All Cloud Solution Provider program partners (including indirect providers, indirect resellers, and direct bill partners) can sign the MPA online in Partner Center. Direct bill and indirect provider partners who operate in the government cloud can also sign the MPA from within Partner Center.

To continue to participate in the CSP program, you need to sign the Microsoft Partner Agreement before January 31, 2020. Partner Center will remind you that you can now easily sign the agreement from within Partner Center.

Verify your MPN ID is active and migrated to Partner Center

  1. Sign in to Partner Center with your MPN account credentials.

  2. From Settings select Partner Profile.

  3. Check the Program info section. If MPN Program status is Active then you are an active MPN partner in Partner Center.

  4. If MPN Program status is Declined/Rejected or Pending, your account verification has failed. Read Verification process to find out how to resolve the verification issue.

  5. If you don't see an MPN account status, or you have not migrated your MPN account from Partner Membership Center (PMC) to Partner Center, then you need to migrate your MPN account to Partner Center.

Note

Your MPN ID account credentials may not be the same as your CSP account credentials.

Confirm you are enrolled as a CSP Indirect reseller

  1. Sign in to Partner Center with your CSP account credentials.

  2. From Settings select Partner Profile.

  3. Check the Program info section. If your info doesn't show Indirect reseller status, then you need to enroll as an indirect reseller.

  4. If Indirect reseller status is Active then you are an active Indirect reseller in Partner Center.

  5. If Indirect reseller status is Qualified, then go to your Dashboard overview to accept the MPA to activate your account.

  6. If Indirect reseller status is Rejected or Declined then your account verification has failed. Read Verification process to find out how to resolve the verification issue.

  7. If you have previously onboarded to Partner Center as an indirect reseller, accept the Microsoft Partner Agreement on the Partner Center dashboard overview using Global Admin credentials. You can confirm if the Microsoft Partner Agreement has already been signed from Partner profile Program info or the banner notification on the CSP Overview page.

Remember to accept the CSP relationship request with your Indirect provider.

Verify that you have signed the MPA

To see if you have signed the MPA:

  1. As the global admin for your company, sign in to Partner Center dashboard.

  2. Go to your CSP Overview and check to see the green banner which notifies you that you've accepted the MPA.

Green banner showing MPA acceptance

Note

Only the global admin in your company can view and sign the MPA. If you aren't the global admin, you will need to ask your global admin to verify the MPA.

Microsoft Customer Agreement

Customer acceptance of the Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCuA) will be required in CSP for purchases of Azure services through an Azure plan, and for all other offers in CSP purchased after January 31, 2020. For more information, read Confirm customer acceptance of the Microsoft Customer Agreement.

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