Learn about the Microsoft Partner Agreement (MPA) for CSP program partners

Appropriate roles: Global admin

The Microsoft Partner Agreement provides Microsoft partners with a unified, digitally accepted partner agreement. It has a core set of perpetual terms. These terms help Microsoft, partners, and customers support data privacy and security. They also promote compliance and encourage sound business practices.

All Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program partners (including indirect providers, indirect resellers, and direct-bill partners) can sign the Microsoft Partner Agreement online in Partner Center. Direct-bill and indirect provider partners who operate in the Microsoft Cloud for US Government can also sign the MPA from within Partner Center.

To continue to participate in the CSP program, you must have signed the Microsoft Partner Agreement before January 31, 2020. If you haven't signed the agreement, you'll receive reminders from Partner Center that you can easily sign the agreement from within Partner Center.

Note

The MPA must be signed once in every CSP region where your company does CSP business. To learn more, see Cloud Solution Provider program regional markets and currencies where you can sell CSP offers.

Verify that your MPN ID is active

  1. If you don’t have an MPN account or ID, you need to join the Microsoft Partner Network program first. Learn how to join MPN.

  2. Sign in to Partner Center with your MPN account credentials.

  3. From Settings, select Partner Profile.

  4. Check the Program info section. If MPN Program status is Active, then you're an active MPN partner in Partner Center.

  5. If MPN Program status is Declined/Rejected or Pending, your account verification has failed. Read Verify your account information when you enroll in a new Partner Center program to find out how to resolve the verification issue.

Note

Your MPN ID account credentials may not be the same as your CSP account credentials.

Confirm you're enrolled as a CSP indirect reseller

  1. If you aren't already enrolled as a CSP Indirect Reseller in Partner Center, you need to do that first. Complete the rest of the steps after enrolling as CSP indirect reseller in Partner Center.

  2. Sign in to Partner Center with your CSP Global admin account credentials.

  3. From Settings, select Account settings, and then select Partner Profile.

  4. Check the Program info section. If your info doesn't show Indirect reseller status, you need to enroll as an indirect reseller.

  5. If Indirect reseller status is Active, then you're an active indirect reseller in Partner Center.

  6. If Indirect reseller status is Qualified, then go to your Dashboard overview to accept the Microsoft Partner Agreement to activate your account.

  7. If indirect reseller status is Rejected or Declined, then your account verification has failed. Read Verify your account information when you enroll in a new Partner Center program to find out how to resolve the verification issue.

  8. If you've previously moved to Partner Center as an indirect reseller, accept the Microsoft Partner Agreement on the Partner Center dashboard overview using Global admin credentials. You can confirm that the Microsoft Partner Agreement has already been signed from Partner profile Program info or the banner notification on the CSP Overview page.

Remember to accept the CSP relationship request with your indirect provider.

Sign the Microsoft Partner Agreement

  1. Sign in to Partner Center with your CSP indirect reseller account. You must be the Global admin.

  2. Go to Account settings > Agreements. If you don't see the Microsoft Partner Agreement in the Updates section or in the Signed Agreements section, you don't have the required user role to sign the MPA. Contact your Global admin to sign the MPA.

  3. To view and download the Microsoft Partner Agreement before signing it, select the View link.

    New MPA agreement location.

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If you don't see the Microsoft Partner Agreement link, check your role in Partner Center. Only global admins on the CSP tenant can view and sign MPA in Partner Center. To check your role, go to User management and check that the signed-in account is marked Global Admin. If not, the account cannot be used to sign the MPA. You can search for global admins in your company on the User management page.

How to find your role.

Verify that you've signed the MPA

Note

Only the Global admin in your company can view and sign the MPA. If you aren't the Global admin, you will need to ask your Global admin to verify the MPA.

You can see if you've signed the agreement by selecting Agreements from Account settings.

Indication that the MPA is signed.

Note

To verify your MPA status in Partner Center, see Verify Microsoft Partner Agreement acceptance status.

Next steps