Configure a CSP Account

To manage the cost data of your Cloud Solution (CSP) or Active Directory/O365 subscription, follow this workflow.


Prerequisite

To complete the CSP configuration, you must be able to access the Microsoft Partner Center and have billing admin and admin agent permissions. See Step 2: Configure Your CSP Account for details.

Workflow

Click each text box and follow the steps to complete this workflow:

  1. Launch CloudCheckr.
  2. From the Projects page, select an Azure partner.
  3. From the Accounts page, click NEW ACCOUNT.

    The New Account page opens.

  4. Type a unique name for your account.
  5. From the Cloud Provider section, select Microsoft Azure from the drop-down menu.
  6. In the Navigation Visibility section, select the checkboxes next to the sections or modules that you want to be visible in the Azure account.
  7. At the bottom of the page, click Create.

    The Configure Account page opens.

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

    The Control panel vendors (CPV) tab displays.

  2. From the Azure Account Type drop-down menu, select Commercial, Azure Government, or Azure Germany.
  3. From the Partner Center Billing Version drop-down menu, select Azure Plan or Classic CSP.
  4. Click Init Consent.

    The Microsoft Login page opens.

    As per the Prerequisite, if you are the user who is initiating consent, you must be able to access the Microsoft Partner Center and have billing admin and admin agent permissions.
  5. Type the username and click Next.
  6. Type your password and click Next.
  7. Click Accept.
    The Consent on behalf of your organization checkbox is optional. If you select this option and try to re-consent to the CPV application in the future, Microsoft will bypass the Accept screen and automatically accept the application.

    CloudCheckr returns you to the Credentials page and a message indicates that the application has saved your new CSP credentials.

  8. Click OK.

    The Edit Billing Configuration page opens.

  1. Review and modify the billing options that apply to your Azure deployment.

    Section

    Description

    How Do I Enable?

    Automatic Customer Account Generation

    Allows CloudCheckr to create a billing-only subscription any time Azure adds a new subscription to your EA or CSP account.

    Keep in mind:

    • This option will not convert currency.
    • You cannot change the currency code once selected.
    • You can convert these billing-only subscriptions to subscriptions with resources.

    By default, this option is Disabled. To enable, toggle the switch.

    Currency

    Allows you to select the currency manually.

    You cannot change your currency code once you make a selection.

    CloudCheckr will attempt to detect the currency that Microsoft writes your Azure cost to. If it cannot, select a currency code.

    Click Currency Codes to see a list of countries and currency codes.

    Code

    Country

    Currency

    ARS

    Argentina

    Peso

    AUD

    Australia

    Dollar

    BRL

    Brazil

    Real

    CAD

    Canada

    Dollar

    CHF

    Switzerland

    Franc

    DKK

    Denmark

    Krone

    EUR

    Euro Member Countries

    Euro

    GBP

    United Kingdom

    Pound

    HKD

    Hong Kong

    Dollar

    IDR

    Indonesia

    Rupiah

    INR

    India

    Rupee

    JPY

    Japan

    Yen

    KRW

    South Korean

    Won

    MXN

    Mexico

    Peso

    MYR

    Malaysia

    Ringgit

    NOK

    Norway

    Krone

    NZD

    New Zealand

    Dollar

    RUB

    Russia

    Ruble

    SAR

    Saudi Arabia

    Riyal

    SEK

    Sweden

    Krona

    TRY

    Turkey

    Lira

    TWD

    Taiwan

    New Dollar

    USD

    United States

    Dollar

    ZAR

    South Africa

    Rand

    Billing Region

    Allows you to select the billing region manually.

    You cannot change your billing region code once you make a selection.

    CloudCheckr will attempt to detect the billing region that Microsoft writes your Azure cost to. If it cannot, select a billing region code.

    To learn more about Azure billing regions, review the Understanding Azure CDN Billing topic.

  2. Click Submit.
    To review or modify your billing options in the future, go to the left navigation pane and choose Account Settings > Edit Billing Configuration.

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