Create a Partner Center account to manage network benefits and competencies

Appropriate roles

  • Global admin
  • Admin agent

Before you can create an account on Partner Center, your company must be a member of the Microsoft Partner Network. If you're not already a member of the network, you can join now. After you create a Partner Center account, watch this short video Discover your dashboard.

Before you begin

To create an account on Partner Center, you'll need to have on hand the following information. You may want to take a few minutes to gather these items before you get started:

  • Global administrator work email.

  • If you're not sure what your company's work account is, see Your company work account and Partner Center If your company doesn't have a work account, you can create one during the account creation process.

  • Your company's legal business name and address.

  • Authority to sign legal agreements. Ensure that you are authorized to sign legal agreements on your company's behalf as you'll be asked to do so during the enrollment process.

  • Name and company email of the person you want to act as your primary contact. To help ensure your company's security and privacy, we'll email your primary contact to verify that (1) he or she signed up for a Partner Center account, and that (2) this email address belongs to your company. After the primary contact verifies his or her email address, we'll continue our review of the information you provided.

We'll verify this information during the account creation process.  

Create a Partner Center account

  1. Review the information on the Welcome page and then select Next.

  2. Sign in as a global admin to your company's work account. If you're not sure what your company's work account is, see Your company work account and Partner Center.

    Select Sign in if you know your company has a work email account. On the next page, enter global admin credentials for your company's work account.

    If your company doesn't have a work account, select Create one to set one up now. After creating a work account, sign in using your global admin credentials for the work account you just created.

  3. Provide or update your company's legal business profile and primary contact information and then select Enroll now.

    The primary contact should be the person in your company we can contact about your application (this can be you or another person in your company). We'll also use this information to verify that this person works at your company and has signed up for a Partner Center account.

    Important

    To help ensure your company's security and privacy, we'll email your primary contact to verify that (1) he or she signed up for a Partner Center account, and (2) that this email address belongs to your company. After the primary contact verifies his or her email address, we'll continue our review of the information you provided.

  4. Read and accept the terms and conditions in the Microsoft Partner Network agreement.

  5. Verify that you've been added to the admin agent group. To finish setting up your account, including adding other users, you must have admin agent permissions. Follow these steps to view or update your permissions:

    a. From the Partner Center dashboard, select the Settings icon and then select User management.

    b. Select your name from the users list and then select Admin agent if it's not already selected. Select Update.

View MPN account details

Once you create a Partner Center account, you can return to Partner Center to see various account details. Many of these appear on the Partner profile page in your Partner Center dashboard.

Such details include:

  • Your company's legal business profile

  • Information about your MPN ID

  • Links to current agreements associated with your enrolled Microsoft program

    For example, if you are enrolled in the MPN program, you'll see a link to the current Microsoft Partner Network agreement. If you're enrolled in other partner programs, like the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, you may also see links to other agreements, such as the Microsoft Partner Agreement.

    Note

    Seeing these types of links may be useful if you ever want to review, access, or download an agreement, or, check the date it was signed.

How to view account details or view and download the MPN agreement

Follow these steps to view account details or view and download the MPN agreement:

  1. Using your work account username and password, sign in to the Partner Center dashboard.

  2. An Overview page appears. (If you do not see the Overview page, select Overview from the left-navigation menu.)

  3. Select the Gear icon in the top-right corner of the dashboard, then select Partner settings. This takes you to the Partner profile page.

  4. From the Partner profile page, you'll see different areas. These include a Legal business profile area and a Program info area.

  5. Under Program info, locate the MPN program status field. This displays a link to your Microsoft Partner Network agreement. It also describes your current status in the program.

    Image showing the Program info area on the Partner profile page with a red box highlighting the MPN program status field in this area along with its associated link to the Microsoft Partner Network agreement.

  6. To view or download this agreement, select Microsoft Partner Network agreement.

Note

You can also use the above steps to view or download other agreements for other, enrolled programs, such as the Microsoft Partner Agreement if you happen to be enrolled in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

Next steps