Microsoft Azure Configuration – Partner Center (CSP) Cost Data

Introduction

CloudCheckr can import cost data from the Microsoft Partner Center / Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) portal. To import this data, you will need to create a partner user and native application in the Partner Center Portal.

Log Into the Microsoft Partner Center

Both the user and native application will be created in the Partner Center portal. You will require user management permissions in order to create the user and native application.

You can login to the portal here: https://partnercenter.microsoft.com/en-us/partner/home

Creating the User

Once logged on, click on the Dashboard link:

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Then select the Account settings link:

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In the Account settings area, click the User Management link. Add a new user that is an Admin Agent and Billing Admin (refer to screenshot below, in red):

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Important: Once the user has been created, log on once with that user in order to set a password. You will now have the required Active Directory ID (the domain of the user’s email address), the user’s email address, and the user’s password. Note: Save these items.

Also in the Account settings area, click the App Management link (in green). Create a new Native App. Record the new app’s App ID. Note: Save this item.

Adding an Account in CloudCheckr

Next, login to your CloudCheckr account at https://app.cloudcheckr.com.

Once logged in, click the “+ New Account” button.

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Give your account a name. In the Cloud Provider dropdown, select Windows Azure. Click Create to add the new account.

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After adding the account, you will automatically be directed to the Azure credentials screen. Select the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) tab and then enter the information collected in the previous steps.

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As a review, the required info you will need for the CSP tab is:

  • Box 2 — Windows Azure Active Directory ID: The domain of the user’s email address from the Creating the User step.
  • Box 5 — User’s Login ID: The user’s email address you created in the Creating the User step.
  • Box 6 — User’s Password: The password you created in the Creating the User step.
  • Box 8 — Native App’s App ID: This was created at the end of the Creating the User step.
  • Box 9 — Azure Account Type: This will be either Commercial or Government.