Configure a CSP Account [Legacy]

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 Microsoft Partner Center/Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) portal.

To configure your CSP account, you will need to complete these steps:

  • In Azure, you will log into the Microsoft Partner Center/Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) portal and create a user, a permanent password for that user, and an app.
  • In CloudCheckr, you will create an Azure account and configure that account to collect your CSP billing data.

Procedure

  1. Click each button and follow the instructions to complete the steps in the Microsoft Partner Center:

    1. Log in to the Microsoft Partner Center.

      The Welcome to Partner Center page opens.

    2. From the header bar, select Dashboard.

      The dashboard opens.

    3. From the right side of the screen, select the Settings (Gear) icon and click User Management.

      The User management screen displays.

    4. Click Add user.

      The Add user screen displays.

    5. Type the name and email of the new user that you will use in your CloudCheckr account.
    6. Under the Roles and permissions section, make sure that you select:
      • the Manages your organization's account as checkbox and select Billing admin from the drop-down list.
      • the Assists your customers as checkbox and select Admin agent.

    7. Click Add.

      The portal displays your user's details including the username and temporary password.

    8. Copy and save the username and temporary password to a safe location; you will need these items to complete Step 2.
      You cannot access your temporary password again once you leave this page.
    9. Click Done.
    10. Sign out of the Microsoft Partner Center.

    1. Log in to the Microsoft Partner Center.

      The Welcome to Partner Center page opens.

    2. Click Sign in.

      The Sign in screen displays.

    3. Type the username (email address) of your new user and click Next.

      The Enter password screen displays.

    4. Type your temporary password and click Sign in.

      The Update your password screen displays.

    5. Since you cannot use the temporary password to credential the CSP account in CloudCheckr:
      • In the Current password field, type the temporary password.
      • In the New password field, type your new password.
      • In the Confirm password field, re-type your new password.
      • Click Sign in to return to the Welcome to Partner Center page again.
    6. Save your permanent password to a safe location; you will need this to configure your CSP account in CloudCheckr.

    1. From the header bar in the Welcome to Partner Center page, select Dashboard.

      The dashboard opens.

    2. From the right side of the screen, select the Settings (Gear) icon and click User Management.

      The User management screen displays.

    3. Under Account settings, select App management.

      The App Management screen displays.

    4. Scroll down until you see the Native App section, and click Add new native app.

    5. Copy the App ID and the Domain and save them to a safe location.
  2. Click each button and follow the instructions to complete the steps in CloudCheckr:

    1. Launch CloudCheckr.
      The Main page of the application displays.
    2. From the right side of the screen, click NEW ACCOUNT.

      The New Account screen displays.
    3. In the first text field, type a name for the account.
    4. In the Cloud Provider section, select Microsoft Azure from the drop-down list.
    5. Click Create.

      The Configure Account page opens.

    1. From the drop-down menu on the Configure Account page, select Collect billing data from my Partner Center / CSP Account.

    2. Click the Use App & User credentials tab.
    3. Paste the following information from the Microsoft Partner Center that you saved earlier into the appropriate fields:
      • Windows Azure Active Directory ID: the domain of the user’s email address
      • User's Login ID: the user's email address 
      • User's Password: the password you created in the Microsoft Partner Center/Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) portal
      • Native App ID: the App ID created in the Microsoft Partner Center/Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) portal

    4. From the Azure Account Type drop-down menu, select Commercial, Azure Government, or Azure Germany.
    5. Click Update.

      The Edit Billing Configuration page opens.

    6. To complete your billing configuration, go to the Edit Billing Configuration: EA and CSP Accounts topic.

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