Configure a solution template plan
This article applies only to solution template plans for an Azure application offer. If you are configuring a managed application plan, go to Configure a managed application plan.
Re-use technical configuration (optional)
If you’ve created more than one plan of the same type within this offer and the technical configuration is identical between them, you can reuse the technical configuration from another plan. This setting cannot be changed after this plan is published.
To re-use a technical configuration:
- Select the This plan reuses the technical configuration from another plan of the same type check box.
- In the list that appears, select the base plan you want.
If a plan is currently reusing or has reused the technical configuration from another plan of the same type, go to that base plan to view history of previously published packages.
Choose who can see your plan
You can configure each plan to be visible to everyone or to only a specific audience. You grant access to a private audience using Azure subscription IDs with the option to include a description of each subscription ID you assign. You can add a maximum of 10 subscription IDs manually or up to 10,000 subscription IDs using a .CSV file. Azure subscription IDs are represented as GUIDs and letters must be lowercase.
If you publish a private plan, you can change its visibility to public later. However, once you publish a public plan, you cannot change its visibility to private.
On the Availability tab, under Plan visibility, do one of the following:
To make the plan public, select the Public option button (also known as a radio button).
To make the plan private, select the Private option button and then add the Azure subscription IDs manually or with a CSV file.
A private or restricted audience is different from the preview audience you defined on the Preview tab. A preview audience can access your offer before its published live in the marketplace. While the private audience choice only applies to a specific plan, the preview audience can view all plans (private or not) for validation purposes.
Manually add Azure subscription IDs for a private plan
- Under Plan visibility, select the Private option button.
- In the Azure Subscription ID box that appears, enter the Azure subscription ID of the audience you want to grant access to this private plan. A minimum of one subscription ID is required.
- (Optional) Enter a description of this audience in the Description box.
- To add another subscription ID, select the Add ID (Max 10) link and repeat steps 2 and 3.
Use a .CSV file to add Azure subscription IDs for a private plan
- Under Plan visibility, select the Private option button.
- Select the Export Audience (csv) link.
- Open the .CSV file and add the Azure subscription IDs you want to grant access to the private offer to the ID column.
- Optionally, enter a description for each audience in the Description column.
- Add "SubscriptionId" in the Type column, for each row with a subscription ID.
- Save the .CSV file.
- On the Availability tab, under Plan visibility, select the Import Audience (csv) link.
- In the dialog box that appears, select Yes.
- Select the .CSV file and then select Open. A message appears indicating that the .CSV file was successfully imported.
Hide your plan
If your solution template is intended to be deployed only indirectly when referenced though another solution template or managed application, select the check box under Hide plan to publish your solution template but hide it from customers who search and browse for it directly.
Select Save draft before continuing to the next section: Define the technical configuration.
Define the technical configuration
On the Technical configuration tab, you’ll upload the deployment package that lets customers deploy your plan and provide a version number for the package.
Assign a version number for the package
In the Version box provide the current version of the technical configuration. Increment this version each time you publish a change to this page. The version number must be in the format: integer.integer.integer. For example,
Upload a package file
Make sure your offer is compliant with our recommended practices by using the ARM template test toolkit before uploading the package file.
Under Package file (.zip), drag your package file to the gray box or select the browse for your file(s) link.
If you have an issue uploading files, make sure your local network does not block the
https://upload.xboxlive.com service used by Partner Center.
Previously published packages
After you publish your offer live, the Previously published packages sub-tab appears on the Technical configuration page. This tab lists all previously published versions of your technical configuration.
View your plans
- Select Save draft, and then in the upper left of the page, select Plan overview to return to the Plan overview page.
After you create one or more plans, you'll see your plan name, plan ID, plan type, availability (Public or Private), current publishing status, and any available actions on the Plan overview tab.
The actions that are available in the Action column of the Plan overview tab vary depending on the status of your plan, and may include the following:
- If the plan status is Draft, the link in the Action column will say Delete draft.
- If the plan status is Live, the link in the Action column will be either Stop distribution or Sync private audience. The Sync private audience link will publish only the changes to your private audiences, without publishing any other updates you might have made to the offer.
- To create another plan for this offer, at the top of the Plan overview tab, select + Create new plan. Then repeat the steps in How to create plans for your Azure application offer. Otherwise, if you're done creating plans, go to the next section: Next steps.