Create a Partner Center account

Applies to

  • Partner Center
  • Microsoft Partner Network members

This article explains how to create a Partner Center account, and is intended for partners who are moving their partner network membership information from Partner Membership Center to Partner Center.

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. Learn more about membership in the Microsoft Partner Network.  

After you create a Partner Center account, you can:

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, address, and primary contact. We need this information to confirm that your company has an established profile and that you are authorized to act on its behalf.

  • 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 the 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. In your Partner Center, 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.

Next steps