Register as a Microsoft Edge extension developer

If you're new to Partner Center, this article will help you create a Partner Center account that you can use to submit Microsoft Edge extensions to the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website.

If you have a Partner Center account, but the Primary Owner of the account isn't a Microsoft account (MSA), this article will help you create and link to a suitable account. You'll learn how to create a Microsoft account (MSA) if you don't have one, and help you link the Microsoft account (MSA) to your Partner Center account.

To add and manage users in the Microsoft Edge program to manage extensions, you can associate your Partner Center account with your organization's Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenant.

Type of account Description
Microsoft account (MSA) An Outlook.com, Live.com, or Hotmail.com account.
GitHub account A user account at GitHub.com. You can use your personal GitHub account to sign in to Partner Center—a Microsoft account (MSA) will be created for you.
Partner Center account, Partner Center developer account A Partner Center account is an account on partner.microsoft.com. To submit Microsoft Edge extensions, you need a Partner Center developer account, which is a Partner Center account that has a Microsoft account (MSA) as the Primary Owner.
Microsoft Edge Program account Enables multiple users to work with Microsoft Edge extensions at Partner Center.
Azure Active Directory, AD account, Azure AD An Azure Active Directory account.
Azure Active Directory tenant, AAD tenant A tenant represents an organization. A tenant is a dedicated instance of Azure AD that an organization or app developer receives at the beginning of a relationship with Microsoft.

Before you begin

To submit an extension to the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website, you must be registered as a developer with the Microsoft Edge program. You register for the Microsoft Edge program at Partner Center. To register for the Microsoft Edge program, you need a Microsoft account (MSA). If you don't have a Microsoft account (MSA), create one. One way to create a Microsoft account (MSA) is to use your existing GitHub account to sign in to Partner Center. Follow the prompts displayed in the dialog boxes to automatically create a Microsoft account (MSA).

Note

There is no registration fee for submitting extensions to the Microsoft Edge program.

If you don't have a Partner Center account, or you have a Partner Center account but its Primary Owner isn't a Microsoft account (MSA), you must either:

  • Use an existing Microsoft account (MSA) to register with the Microsoft Edge program.
  • Create a new Microsoft account (MSA). A Microsoft account (MSA) is an Outlook.com, Live.com, or Hotmail.com account.

To create a Microsoft account (MSA):

  1. Decide if you want to use your existing GitHub account to create a Microsoft account (MSA). See Publish a Microsoft Edge extension by using a GitHub account.

  2. If you aren't using your GitHub account to create the Microsoft account (MSA), see account.microsoft.com.

  3. Select Create a Microsoft account.

  4. Complete the registration steps.

If you have a Partner Center account for which the Primary Owner is a Microsoft account (MSA), use that Microsoft account (MSA) to sign into your Partner Center account. Then enroll in the Microsoft Edge program.

Note: The Microsoft Edge program doesn't currently support registering with a work or school account. You must register using a Microsoft account (MSA) and then link your Azure AD tenants with that account, to be able to manage extensions.

Enroll in the Microsoft Edge program on Partner Center

  1. Navigate to the Partner Center developer login page, and then select Partner Center.

  2. If you have a Microsoft account (MSA), use it to sign into Partner Center. A Microsoft account (MSA) is an Outlook.com, Live.com, or Hotmail.com account. Then fill in the Microsoft Edge program registration form, using the registration form in the next section.

  3. If you don't have a Microsoft account (MSA), either create a new Microsoft account (MSA) directly, or sign in to Partner Center by using your GitHub account using the next step. The Partner Center account must have a Primary Owner that's a Microsoft account (MSA). If you want to sign in to Partner Center using your existing personal GitHub account, open Publish a Microsoft Edge extension by using a GitHub account in a new tab or window, and follow the steps in the article. Your GitHub account will be linked to an automatically created Microsoft account (MSA) whose credentials you can use to register for the Microsoft Edge program.

  4. After you sign in, a registration form is displayed, to enroll in the Microsoft Edge program. To help you fill in the registration form, see the next section.

  5. Before submitting your registration form, read and accept the terms and conditions of the Microsoft Edge Developer Agreement.

  6. To complete your enrollment, select Finish.

Filling in the registration form

Fill in the fields of the registration form as follows.

Account country/region

This field is either where you live, or where your business is located.

Important

After enrollment, the value of this field is read-only.

Account type

The Microsoft Edge program in Partner Center offers both individual and company accounts. The accounts are described in detail in the following sections. Both account types enable you to publish extensions to the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website.

Important

After enrollment, you aren't able to change the value of this field.

Individual account

An individual account is appropriate for a developer not associated with a company. The account verification process is shorter and involves verifying that the publisher display name is available.

Company account

A company account is associated with an organization or business. The account verification process is longer and involves confirmation that you're authorized to create the account for your company. The duration of the process can range from a few days to a few weeks. Your company might receive phone calls from Microsoft verification partners.

For a company account, it's crucial to verify your Microsoft Edge program information when you enroll into a new Partner Center program. This verification is needed to publish extensions to the Microsoft Edge Add-ons store. See Verify your Microsoft Edge Partner Center program information.

Publisher display name

This field contains the name that's displayed in the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website. To use a particular name, that name must be available, and you must have the rights to use it. Company accounts must use the registered business name of your organization.

The maximum length for this field is fifty (50) characters.

Contact details

This field contains any contact information that Microsoft uses to contact you about any account issues. After registration is complete, you receive an email confirmation. For a company account, you must use the registered email address associated with your organization.

Company approver

For a company account, you must provide the contact information of your company approver. The contact information includes name, email address, and phone number. As a part of the verification process, Microsoft contacts the specified company approver, to make sure that your extension belongs to your organization.

Next steps

To display your verification status, go to Partner Center and then select Account settings. Continue to build, test, and prepare your submissions while you wait for the verification process to complete.

See also

  • Quickstart: Set up a tenant - General information about Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenants, in the Active Directory documentation.