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 Microsoft Cloud for US Government 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.

Note

The MPA must be signed once in every CSP region where your company does CSP business. Learn more on CSP regions

Verify your MPN ID is active and migrated to Partner Center

  1. If you haven't migrated your MPN account from Partner Membership Center (PMC) to Partner Center, then you need to migrate your MPN account to Partner Center. You will complete the rest of the steps after completing the migration.

  2. If you don’t have an MPN account or ID, you need to join the Microsoft Partner Network program first. Learn how to join MPN.

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

  4. From Settings select Partner Profile.

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

  6. 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.

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. If you aren't already enrolled as a CSP Indirect Reseller in Partner Center, then you need to do that first. Complete the rest of the steps after enrolling as CSP Indirect Reseller in Partner Center.

  2. Sign in to Partner Center with your CSP Global admin account credentials.

  3. From Settings, select Account settings, and then select Partner Profile.

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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. If you have previously moved 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.

Sign the MPA

  1. Sign into Partner Center with your CSP Indirect Reseller account. You must be the Global admin.

  2. Go to the CSP Overview page. If you don't see either Accept and continue or the green banner telling you that MPA is signed, you don't have the right role to sign MPA. Contact your Global Admin to sign the MPA.

  3. To view and download the Microsoft Partner Agreement before signing it, select the Microsoft Partner Agreement link as shown below.

New MPA agreement location.

Note

If you don't see the Microsoft Partner Agreement link, check your role in Partner Center. Only Global Admins on the CSP tenant can view and sign MPA in Partner Center. To check your role, go to User management and check that the signed-in account is marked Global Admin. If not, this account cannot be used to sign MPA. You can search for Global admins in your company on the User management page.

How to find your role.

Verify that you have signed the MPA

To see if you have signed the MPA:

As the Global admin for your company, go to your CSP Overview and check to see the green banner that 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.

You can also see if you have signed the agreement by selecting Agreements from Account settings.

Indication that the MPA is signed.

Download the step-by-step guide that's right for where you are in the MPA signing process

  1. If you are migrating your MPN account from PMC to Partner Center: Migrate from PMC to Partner Center, and accept Microsoft Partner Agreement

  2. If you want to enroll as a CSP Indirect Reseller in Partner Center: Onboarding for MPN members and the Microsoft Partner Agreement

  3. To verify your MPA status in Partner Center after completing either step 1 and/or step 2 above: Verify Microsoft Partner Agreement acceptance status

Next steps