Associate a PartnerID to Azure Performance PAL or DPOR - Partner Center (2023)

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Microsoft Partner Network agora se chama Microsoft Cloud Partner Program.

Microsoft partners provide services that help customers achieve business goals and missions using Microsoft products. Partners need access to the customer's environment when acting on the customer's behalf to manage, configure, and support Azure services.

You can link to a PartnerID in one of the following ways.

  • Partner-Administrator Link (PAL)used for subscriptions to modern trading platforms (Azure plan). It allows Microsoft to identify and recognize partners who drive the success of Azure customers. Revenue impacted and consumed by Azure can be assigned by Microsoft to your organization based on account permissions (Azure role) and scope (subscription, resource group, resource). PAL's tracking features are automated and require no partner intervention.

  • Digital Partner of Record (DPOR)used for Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscriptions. Associate maintenance partners with a Microsoft cloud subscription. This is the online ability to connect a partner to a customer's Microsoft online subscription. DPOR benefits the customer, the partner, and Microsoft. DPOR also allows partners to help customers optimize their use to achieve desired business results. When a client switches from the EA to the modern trading platform, the DPOR status does not change with him.

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When an Enterprise Agreement subscription is moved to the Modern Commerce Platform, the Partner ID is not transferred.

If you have problems with the following procedures, please contactAzure technical support.

Get access from your customer

Before linking your Partner ID, your customer must grant you access to their Azure resources by doing one of the following:

  • guest user: Your customer can add you as a guest user and assign any Azure role. For more information, seeAdd guest user from another directory.

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  • directory account: Your customer can create a user account for you in their own directory and assign them any Azure role.

  • Supervisor- Your customer can add an app or script from your organization to their directory and assign any Azure role. The identity of the application or script is indicated asSupervisor.

  • blue lighthouse: Your customer can delegate a subscription (or group of resources) to allow their users to work on it within their tenant. For more information, seeAzure delegated resource management.


The role assignment you create can grant you highly privileged access to the customer's environment. Be sure to follow best practices for managing privileged accounts.

Link para um PartnerID com PAL

Use partner ID linking with PAL for Modern Commerce Platform subscriptions (Azure plan).

If you have access to customer resources, use the Azure portal, PowerShell, or Azure CLI to associate your PartnerID with your user ID or service principal. Link the PartnerID on each customer tenant.

Use the Azure portal to link to a new PartnerID

  1. OrLink to a Partner IDI am the Azure Portal.

  2. accessAzure-Portal.

  3. Enter the Microsoft Partner ID. The PartnerID is theMicrosoft Cloud Partner ProgramYour organization ID. Make sure to use theAssociated Partner IDare displayed on your partner profile. This is often referred to as your partner's location account MPN ID.

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  4. To link a PartnerID to another customer, selectdirectory change. Under Change directory, select your directory or use the advanced filter.

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Use PowerShell to link to a new PartnerID using PAL

  1. install thisThe.partner.managerPowerShell module.

  2. Log on to the customer tenant with the user account or service principal. For more information, seeSign in with PowerShell.

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  3. Link to new PartnerID. PartnerID is your organization's PartnerID. use thoseAssociated Partner IDare displayed on your partner profile.

    C:\> nuevo-AzManagementPartner-PartnerId 12345

    Get Linked Partner ID

    C:\> get-AzManagementPartner

    Update the linked PartnerID

    C:\> Actualizar-AzManagementPartner-PartnerId 12345

    Exclude or Linked PartnerID

    C:\> Remove-AzManagementPartner -PartnerId 12345

Use the Azure CLI to link to a new partner ID

Follow these steps to link to a new PartnerID using the Azure CLI.

  1. Install the Azure CLI extension.

    C:\az extension add --name managementpartner
  2. Log on to the customer tenant with the user account or service principal. For more information, seeSign in with the Azure CLI.

    C:\az login --tenant
  3. Enlace al nuevo PartnerID. El PartnerID es elMicrosoft Cloud Partner ProgramYour organization ID.

    C:\ az managementpartner create --partner-id 12345

    Get Linked Partner ID

    C:\ See Management Partners

    Update the linked PartnerID

    C:\ az managementpartner update --partner-id 12345

    Exclude or Linked PartnerID

    C:\ az managementpartner delete --partner-id 12345

Frequently asked questions about PAL membership

Who can link PartnerID to PAL assignment?

Any user in the partner organization that manages a customer's Azure resources can link the partner ID to the account.

Can a PartnerID be changed after it has been linked to the PAL assignment?

Yes. A Linked Partner ID can be changed, added or removed.

What happens if a user has an account in more than one customer tenant?

The link between the PartnerID and the account is made for each customer customer. Link the PartnerID on each customer tenant.

However, if you manage customer resources through Azure Lighthouse, you must create the link in the service provider tenant using an account that has access to the customer resources. For more information, seeLink your partner ID to track your impact on delegated features.

Can other partners or customers edit or remove the partner ID link?

The link is linked at the user account level. Only you can edit or remove the PartnerID link. The customer and other partners cannot change the link to PartnerID.

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Which partner ID should I use for PAL mapping if my company has multiple?

Make sure to use theAssociated Partner IDdisplayed on your partner profile.

Where can I find affected revenue reports for the linked PartnerID?

Cloud product performance reports are available for partners in the Partner Center atMein Insights-Dashboard. You must select "Affiliate Management Link" as the Affiliate Allocation Type.

Why can't I see my customer in the reports?

You cannot see the customer in the reports for one of the following reasons:

  • Linked user account does not haveRole-Based Access Control in Azure (Azure RBAC)for each customer's Azure resource or subscription.

  • The Azure subscription that the user has.Role-Based Access Control in Azure (Azure RBAC)Access is useless.

Does Link PartnerID work with Azure Stack?

Yes. You can link your partner ID to Azure Stack.

How do I link my partner ID if my company uses it?blue lighthouseaccess client resources?

For Azure Lighthouse activity to be recognized, you must associate your partner ID with at least one user account that has access to each of your integrated subscriptions. You must do this on the service provider tenant and not on each customer tenant.

For simplicity, we recommend creating a master service account in your tenant, linking it to your partner ID, and granting access to each customer you integrate with.Integrated Azure Function eligible for credit purchased through a partner. For more information, seeLink your partner ID to track your impact on delegated features.

How do I explain the Partner Management Link (PAL) to my customer?

The Partner Admin Link (PAL) allows Microsoft to identify and recognize partners who help customers achieve business goals and create value in the cloud. Customers must first grant a partner access to their Azure resources. Once access is granted, the partner's PartnerID is assigned. This connection helps Microsoft understand the IT service provider ecosystem and refine the tools and programs needed to better support our mutual customers.

What data does PAL collect?

Mapping PAL to existing credentials does not transfer new customer data to Microsoft. It only provides telemetry data to Microsoft when a partner is actively participating in a customer's Azure environment. Microsoft may assign revenue impacted and consumed by Azure from the customer's environment to the partner organization based on the account (Azure role) and scope (management group, subscription, resource group, resource) permissions provided to the partner for the customer .

Does PAL mapping compromise the security of a customer's Azure environment?

PAL mapping just adds the partners' PartnerID to the credentials already provided. Does not change permissions (Azure role) and does not provide additional Azure service data to partner or Microsoft.

Link to a PartnerID with DPOR

Linking a PartnerID to a Digital Partner of Record (DPOR) is used for Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscriptions.

DPOR associates service partners with a Microsoft cloud subscription. It is an online resource for attaching a partner to a customer's Microsoft online subscription. DPOR benefits the customer, the partner, and Microsoft. DPOR enables partners to help customers optimize their usage for desired business outcomes.

  • Partners must be added as a DPOR whenever a new subscription is sold, regardless of whether your customer is a new or existing customer.

  • Microsoft policy states that only the customer can designate a DPOR for their subscriptions.

Add a DPOR to your signature

Follow the instructions below to add a digital partner of record to your subscription.

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  1. accessAzure-Portal.

  2. To choosesignaturesthen the corresponding signature where you add a partner like DPOR.

  3. To choosepartner informationand enter the partner's PartnerID.

  4. To chooseValidate identification.

    The name of the partner you add as a DPOR will be displayed on the UI.

  5. To choosesave partners.

    A notification informs you that the partner information has changed. It may take some time for the portal to reflect this new information. If you don't see it in a few minutes, please refresh the page.

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Frequently asked questions about the Digital Partner of Record (DPOR) membership.

What is the benefit of adding a DPOR to my subscription?

Below are theIt couldBenefits of adding DPOR to subscription.

  • Control which specific partner you want to designate for online subscription access and benefits
  • Flexibility to change or remove a partner as desired
  • Improved engagement and support for partners and Microsoft
  • Optimized usage and consumption of services supported by selected partners
  • Better ability to find partners

Below are the benefits for you.Couple.

  • Getting Proficient in the Cloud
  • Incentive label approved by your customers' preferences
  • Work more closely with Microsoft's technical, marketing, and account teams.
  • Improved discovery for customers
  • Visibility across Microsoft for your end-customer preferences, as selected and/or designated

Who can attach a registered partnership?

The admin role, also known as "owner", is the only role within the tenant or account that a partner of record can attach. Service Administrators, Co-Administrators, and Partners designated as Delegated Administrators cannot change the Registered Partner.

When should I add a partner of record to my Azure subscriptions?

We recommend assigning Azure subscriptions to a partner of record right away. This feature is also enabled for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Business Central, Intune, and Enterprise Mobility Suite subscriptions in the admin portal for those services.

Can a DPOR be changed after it has been assigned? Is there a limit to the number of possible changes?

The customer can change, add and remove the DPOR designation as many times as he wants by following the steps below:

  1. accessAzure-Portal.

  2. Orpartner informationscreen and select the delete icon.

  3. To chooseYwhen asked to confirm that you want to delete the current partner information.

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Is it possible to associate more than one DPOR to a subscription at the same time?

No, a DPOR can only be configured for a single subscription at a time.

What customer data can a partner like DPOR see?

Partners assigned DPOR for Azure customer subscriptions can access the following customer data.

  • Customer ID and Customer Name
  • Customer usage/consumption data
  • Subscription ID and name
  • Key subscription attributes such as start and end dates
  • Aggregated measured consumption/seat usage data
  • DPOR Assignment Date
  • Added details about used Azure services and seat-based workloads

Next steps

  • Partner Center Information


Associate a PartnerID to Azure Performance PAL or DPOR - Partner Center? ›

You can find your Partner ID by logging into the Microsoft Partner Center network, navigating to the Legal info page, and locating the Partner ID field. Additionally, you can find your Partner ID by navigating to Settings > Account settings > Identifiers.

How do I add a partner ID to Azure? ›

Use the Azure portal to link to a new partner ID
  1. Go to Link to a partner ID in the Azure portal.
  2. Sign in to the Azure portal.
  3. Enter the Microsoft partner ID. The partner ID is the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program ID for your organization. ...
  4. To link a partner ID for another customer, switch the directory.
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Where do I find my Microsoft Partner ID? ›

You can find your Partner ID by logging into the Microsoft Partner Center network, navigating to the Legal info page, and locating the Partner ID field. Additionally, you can find your Partner ID by navigating to Settings > Account settings > Identifiers.

What is PAL for power platform? ›

PAL allows Microsoft to identify and recognize partners that have Power Platform and Customer Insights customers. Microsoft attributes usage to a partner's organization based on the account's permissions (user role) and scope (tenant, resource, and so on).

How do I add a partner of record in Office 365? ›

Browse to the Office 365 admin center and sign in using Office 365 Global administrator credentials. Go to Billing > Subscriptions and select a subscription. Under Active, click More actions > Add partner of record, and then fill in the partner information.

How do I associate MPN ID to partner center account? ›

Partner University account
  1. Sign in to Partner Center with your work account and select My Profile.
  2. On the left pane, select My learning profile.
  3. Select Get Partner University Access. The Partner University page opens.
  4. Use your personal Microsoft account credentials to log in or sign up.
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What is the partner ID number? ›

The Partner ID refers to the client's VAT number. The value from the Partner ID field must be the VAT number of the party receiving the goods in the EU member state of destination. The Partner ID field appears on the Tax Reporting and Items subtabs on sales transactions between EU countries.

How do I add a partner to Microsoft? ›

Add a partner to an existing subscription

On the Products tab, select the subscription that you want to edit. On the subscription details page, under Partner information, type the Partner Network ID. You can get the partner's Microsoft Partner Network ID by asking the partner for it. Select Add.

How do I access my partner portal in Office 365? ›

Get to the Microsoft 365 Partner admin center
  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.
  2. Click Partner. Can't find the app you're looking for? From the app launcher, select All apps to see an alphabetical list of the Microsoft 365 apps available to you. From there, you can search for a specific app.

How do I access my partner portal? ›

Go to Hover the mouse to Login on the top right and select Partner Portal from the Drop Down. Enter your credentials (Email address and password) and proceed with login.

What does PAL stand for Microsoft? ›

Partner Admin Link (PAL) enables Microsoft to identify and recognize those partners who are helping customers achieve business objectives and realize value in the cloud. Customers must first provide a partner access to their Azure resource.

Is Power Platform the same as Power Apps? ›

The PowerApps is an application development platform that is part of the broader Microsoft Power Platform, whose capabilities are built on and utilize Azure cloud services. Dynamics 365 for Sales, Service, Field Service, Marketing, and Talent are all built natively on the platform.

Why should I use Power Platform? ›

Power Platform provides a high degree of flexibility for employees to build bespoke solutions that meet their requirements. Integrations with Microsoft Teams, among others, allow employees and teams to improve their business processes and efficiency by creating a seamless work experience.

What does Microsoft partner of record mean? ›

A Partner of Record is the partner who is helping you design, build, deploy, and/or manage a solution for a specific service. It is not the partner who sold you the subscription.

How do I add partners to my business suite? ›

To add partners to your Business Account in Business Manager:
  1. Go to Business settings.
  2. Below Users, click Partners.
  3. Click Add. Select Give a partner access to your assets.
  4. Enter your partner's business ID. Click Next.
  5. Choose the business assets you want to assign to your partner. ...
  6. Click Save changes.

What is the difference between MCP ID and Mcid? ›

There is no difference. MCP ID referred to Microsoft Certified Professional ID and the MCID is Microsoft Certifications ID. Both names are the same number and serve the same purpose, to identify you as a Microsoft Certification Program learner.

What is my Microsoft Partner Network Identifier MPN ID? ›

MPN ID stands for Microsoft Partner Network ID. It is the ID that is assigned when you become a Microsoft Partner.

How do I create a partner portal account? ›

  1. Enter Special Characters noted on the Request Partner Portal Access Form.
  2. Select Send Validation Code. ...
  3. Use the link from the email and enter the validation code. ...
  4. The system will populate companies based on your work email address. ...
  5. Enter your contact information, agree to the Terms of Use, and click Submit.
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What is partner email id? ›

What are partner addresses? Partner addresses are the email addresses of the organizations that the company works with and has a sharing agreement with.

How do I create an MPN? ›

Minimum requirements
  1. Submit any other relevant unique product identifiers. You might be required to submit the brand [brand] and GTIN [gtin] attributes. ...
  2. Use the MPN assigned by the manufacturer. Unless you're the manufacturer, don't use a value that you've created.
  3. Distinguish between variants.

What is a license partner? ›

License Partner or “Partner” collectively means an organization that has signed a license agreement with the CMMI Institute to license one of the standard licensing product specializations.

How do I verify my Microsoft Partner account? ›

You can check verification status at Partner Center in Account Settings | Legal Info, where you can see:
  1. One or more tabs (Partner, Developer, or Reseller, depending on the programs in which your organization is enrolled).
  2. Your verification status: Pending, Accepted, or Rejected, with a status icon.
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Can you have multiple Microsoft partners? ›

Multi-partner support

Partner Center's multi-partner feature supports customers who need to work with more than one partner. For example, they may want to hire one partner for their expertise with Microsoft 365 but also hire a different partner who specializes in Microsoft Azure.

Can you have 2 users on one Microsoft account? ›

Windows accounts

You can only be signed in with one Microsoft account at a time, but you can have multiple accounts (such as other family members or your work account) on your computer.

What does partner portal mean? ›

What Is a Partner Portal? A partner portal is a web-based site that's a one-stop shop for firms doing business with each other — connecting existing partners is the key. The portal should have the tools that partners need to build revenue, create marketing programs, and educate their teams.

How do I add clients to my partner portal? ›

To add a new customer, use the following steps:
  1. Sign in to Partner Center and select Customers.
  2. Select Add customer.
  3. On the Account info page, enter the customer's details and primary contact information.
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What is the difference between customer portal and partner portal? ›

– Purpose: Partner portal shows leads and opportunity to partners whereas customer portal is useful for solving issues independently without interacting with representatives. – Audience: Partner portal is useful for channel salespeople or other third-parties, whereas customer portal is for end users.

What is an example of a partner portal? ›

An example of a partner portal would be a system that allows a vendor or other partner to log in and look at information about pricing for a company's products.

What is partner vs customer portal? ›

The key difference between the customer portal and the partner portal is that partner users can access leads and opportunities. This allows your organization and its partners to collaborate on your organization's sales pipeline.

Who uses PAL? ›

PAL format is the color encoding system used by DVD players and broadcast television in Europe, most of Asia and Oceania, most of Africa, and parts of South America.

Is PAL still used? ›

Americans Use NTSC; Everybody Else Uses PAL

PAL is an analog TV color system used in Europe, Australia, parts of Asia, parts of Africa, and parts of South America. The systems are incredibly similar, with the main difference being electrical consumption.

How do you use the PAL tool? ›

The PAL tool analyzes performance counter logs only in English language. To use the PAL tool with performance counter logs in other languages, you must first translate the logs to English language. You can use the Perfmon Log Translator to translate the original performance counter log files to English.

What are the 4 components of Power Platform? ›

Power platform has 4 primary components - Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents. The other components that are often used with Power Platform are - Dataflex Pro (Common Data Services), AI Builder, and UI Flow (part of Automate).

Is Power Apps same as Azure? ›

Azure Logic Apps is a service used for application integration, building workflows etc. PowerApps are for building GUI applications. Almost everything can be called an application, or an app, therefore it's not reasonable to assume that all things called apps are similar in some way.

What are the two types of Power Apps? ›

There are two main types of Power Apps: Canvas apps and Model-driven apps. Previously, Power Apps Portals would have fallen under this category. Microsoft have since released Power Pages, a standalone product that has evolved from the functionality of Power Apps Portals.

What is the difference between Power Apps and power automate? ›

What Are MS Power Apps & MS Power Automate? Microsoft Power Apps is primarily a design tool for forms, while Microsoft Power Automate is an automation and integration tool. They're individual products but can be combined.

What are the risks of Power Platform? ›

OWASP top 10 risks: Mitigations in Power Platform
  • A01:2021 Broken Access Control.
  • A02:2021 Cryptographic Failures.
  • A03:2021 Injection.
  • A04:2021 Insecure Design.
  • A05:2021 Security Misconfiguration.
  • A06:2021 Vulnerable and Outdated Components.
  • A07:2021 Identification and Authentication Failures.
Mar 5, 2023

What is the difference between Power Platform and power automate? ›

PowerApps apps are edited directly in the PowerApps platform. This means that any changes that you make to your app will be immediately reflected in the app itself. Power Automate, on the other hand, uses a separate tool called Flow to edit and improve workflows.

How do I add a managed identity to Azure? ›

Assign a user-assigned managed identity to an existing VM
  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using an account associated with the Azure subscription that contains the VM.
  2. Navigate to the desired VM and click Identity, User assigned and then +Add.
  3. Click the user-assigned identity you want to add to the VM and then click Add.
Mar 15, 2023

How do I add an identity provider to Azure function? ›

In the Azure portal, navigate to your resource group and then open the Function app you created. In the navigation pane, select Authentication and then select Add identity provider on the main pane. On the Add an identity provider page, select Microsoft from the Identity provider dropdown menu. Select Add.

How do I add an employee ID to Azure Active Directory? ›

Set single Azure AD user Employee ID
  1. Run the below PowerShell command to get the UserId of a single user. ...
  2. Copy the Id from your output and use it in the below PowerShell syntax. ...
  3. Run the PowerShell command to change the EmployeeId of a single user. ...
  4. Verify you updated the EmployeeId of this single user.
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