Configure an MCA or EA Account in CloudCheckr CMx


This credentialing option is only available within the CMx interface.

The user who is initiating consent in Step 2 must have full access to the desired Billing Account within the Azure Portal, with Billing Admin (or higher) permissions to complete configuration.

For configuring MCA accounts, users must have Billing Account Owner permissions.

Step 1: Create a CloudCheckr Account

  1. Launch CloudCheckr.
  2. On the Home page, type Account Hierarchy into the Search bar at the top of the screen.
  3. On the Accounts page, click the + NEW button and select Account. The Create Account sub-drawer is displayed.
  4. Type a name for your account.
  5. Select Azure as your cloud provider.
  6. From the Location drop-down menu, select an option to put your account within an existing folder.
  7. Select an option from the Payee Organizations drop-down menu that best fits how you want to create any future Payee accounts:
    • Place new payees at hierarchy root (default): CloudCheckr automatically places auto-created Payee accounts at the root level (no parent group).
    • Place new payees in same parent group as payer: CloudCheckr automatically places any newly created Payee accounts within the same group as the Payer account.
    • Place new payees in a specific location: CloudCheckr allows you to select an account group where it places all auto-created Payee accounts.
  8. From the Attributes drop-down menu, select attributes that you want to apply to your account.
    Attributes are key/value pairs that help your organize and categorize your accounts in CloudCheckr CMxs, similar to how account-level tags work currently in CloudCheckr.
  9. Click Save. Once saved, the Edit Account sub-drawer is displayed.

Step 2: Configure your MCA or EA Account

  1. In the Edit Account sub-drawer, click the Manage Credentials drop-down arrow and select MCA or Enterprise Agreement Account from the drop-down list:
    The MCA or Enterprise Agreement Account Credentials sub-drawer is displayed to the right of the Edit Account sub-drawer.
  2. From the Azure Account Type drop-down menu, select CommercialAzure Government, or Azure Germany.
  3. Click INITIATE CONSENT. The Microsoft Sign In page opens.
  4. Enter your username and password into the Microsoft sign in form and 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.
  5. You will be redirected back to CloudCheckr and presented with a list of billing accounts available to the user who initiated the consent process. Select the desired billing account and click Save.
  6. CloudCheckr CMx will display a message indicating that the credentials have successfully saved.

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