Manage your Partner Center account - company profile, bank information, roles, permissions, and more

Appropriate roles – global admin, MPN admin

The account you create on the Partner Center when you enroll is your work email plus your business information. After you create an account, you will finish setting up your company's full profile including support details, file tax exemptions if appropriate, and primary contact information. Your company's account will also include user accounts for anyone who will use Partner Center for adding or managing customers, selling subscriptions, working with billing and invoicing, creating business profiles, managing referrals, working with incentives programs, and providing support.

Also see articles Invite employees to join Partner Center and Add a new user.

Note

The Account settings menu will change depending on the programs you are enrolled in. For example, if you are a partner in the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP), you will be able to manage your Azure Shared services from Account settings.

Account management

To access Account management in Partner Center for all partners, commercial and developer, sign into the Partner Center dashboard and select Settings (the gear icon) at the upper-right corner of the screen, then Account settings. You no longer have to choose between Partner and Developer settings as all profiles and settings are now combined.

settings icon

This displays the account settings page.

Settings menu.

Locate your MPN ID

Whether you are a partner or a developer, use your MPN ID for such things as logging support tickets. Your MPN ID is located on thee Legal info page. You can also find it on the Identity profile.

Organization profile

Use these pages to manage such areas as legal business profile, partner profile, and company locations. Select tabs such as Legal or Tenants (described in more detail below) to edit that area. Select the tab for the program you are interested in (MPN, CSP, or Commercial marketplace) to see your information and vetting status.

Legal info menu.

When you first join Partner Center, your company goes through a verification process with Microsoft. You can track the status of your verification on the Legal info page. It shows the primary contact (who Microsoft will contact regarding partner questions) as well as the primary legal contact (the person who manages your legal information and status). All of your company's business locations are listed and can be added here.

Learn more about Verification and your account information.

Tenants profile

This page contains all information about your Azure AD tenants, both commercial and developer. This profile is where the global admin can associate new tenants to the partner global account.

Identifiers

This page contains the Partner Center identities for your company: MPN IDs, publisher IDs, Windows publisher IDs, and more. Each area can be expanded and edited so that, for example, the primary contact for your publishing business is easily located.

Company profile

This page identifies the type of partnership you have with Microsoft, such as independent software vendor or CSP program partner. It shows the number of customers you are working with, annual revenue, and the current size of your company. Expand company information on the Company details page to tell Microsoft the type of work you want to do with Microsoft, such as build applications, resell Microsoft and third-party software, or be a systems integrator. Optionally, define where you currently do business and the locales where you'd like to expand your business in the future.

Account merge profile

When you invite a company that has an active account in Partner Center to merge their account with yours, that information is managed on the Account merge page. Look up the MPN ID for the company you'd like to invite to merge with yours, view current mergers, and send invitations to companies. Accept or reject an invitation to merge your company account into another company's account here. For details, see Merge your partner account with another partner account.

Payout and tax

This page contains your payout and tax details, including Bill to information, PO number, tax ID information for your company, VAT ID number if you have one, and the currency you use.

User management

What you work on in Partner Center and the areas you are able to update or see depends on your role and the permissions attached to that role. For example, if you aren't an Incentives admin, you won't be able to change anything on the Incentives pages though you may be able to view the data.

Update preferred email

To update your preferred email to receive Partner Center notifications:

  1. Sign in to your Partner Center dashboard.
  2. Go to Engagement preference, select the Change link, update the email address, and select Save.

Find your user role

  1. Go to Settings and select My profile.

  2. On the Details page, you will see your personal information as it pertains to your work and your learning, exams, and certifications data.

  3. Select the Roles and permissions tab to see all the roles you have been assigned and the permissions those roles provide.

Programs in which you are enrolled

The work you do to manage your Partner Center account relates to the specific programs you are enrolled in and the user roles and permissions you've been assigned in Partner Center.

To see which programs you have access to:

  1. Sign into the Partner Center dashboard.

  2. The left navigation menu will reflect the programs that you are enrolled in and will show the options available for each program.

Here's one example. Assume a user has access to three programs in the Partner Center dashboard: The MPN program, the Referrals program, and the Commercial Marketplace program. When they sign into the Partner Center dashboard, they will see these three programs on the left side of the screen.

Programs enrolled menu.

Enrolling in programs

There are many Partner Center programs available. Each program has different requirements your company needs to meet before it can enroll in that program.

To learn about enrolling in certain Partner Center programs, see the following partial list:

To learn more about enrolling in Partner Center programs, see also Partner network resources.

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