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brian_levenson
Microsoft

Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

Introducing the Partner Admin Link Preview
 
To further empower the partners doing important work on behalf of other companies, Microsoft is proud to announce the preview availability of the Azure Partner Admin Link. Microsoft Partners are now able to associate a Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) ID with the credentials used to manage resources within a customer's environment. By linking the partner and customer at the account level - rather than subscription or tenant - reporting and insights can be enhanced for greater precision based on actions taken on the resource instance.
 
Public documentation: https://aka.ms/partneradminlink
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ChristianFUMEY
Level 5 Contributor

The ID I am looking for is not the MPN ID, I know I must use one of my PLAs. But which Service Principal one because I find 2 different principalID for it : one when using PowerShell, another one when looking in Azure Portal/Azure AD.


Christian FUMEY | OnLineO | Consultant & Founder | eCoaching Partner Center

Hi @ChristianFUMEY  - I would suggest to open an advisory request via https://aka.ms/technicalservices

The object IDs you see in the portal and via PowerShell should be the same - we might need to look closer into this to understand what is going on here.

 

 

Kind regards,
Janosch
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ChristianFUMEY
Level 5 Contributor

Hi @JanoschUlmer, here it is CAS-583505-R9B4T9.

 

Many thanks in advance for your great help 


Christian FUMEY | OnLineO | Consultant & Founder | eCoaching Partner Center
ChristianFUMEY
Level 5 Contributor

Hello,

I would like to use Azure Lighthouse to link my MPN PLA ID to the susbscriptions/resource groups of my customers. I created a Service Principal and added my ID to it. But New-AzManagementPartner -PartnerId 12345 or Get-AzManagementPartner shows a Principal ID / Object ID that is not the same as the one I find when I list the properties of this SPN in Azure Portal. The User ID / Application ID is the same in both.

Which ID must I use as principalID in my ADRM templates or plans in my Offers in Commercial Marketplace ? I tried both but no ACR shows as PAL in my Azure Usage export from Insights.


Christian FUMEY | OnLineO | Consultant & Founder | eCoaching Partner Center
JASA1976
Level 6 Contributor

Use the partner ID associated to the location that you have listed. If you look in partner center you have an MPN ID, but then one for each of your locations/offices. Ours are all assigned to our primary office.

If you try to associate PALs with your company ID it will fail every time.

ksahoo
Microsoft

The PAL association can take up to 4 weeks to reflect in Partner Center and all the reports.

shikanem
Microsoft

We have been consulted by a partner with cloud competency and posted it here.

There are multiple partner admins with a PAL-enabled role in the customer's Azure subscription. The Partner want all admins to get a proper evaluation, but is it necessary to have only one representative PAL? or does each account need to PAL with the same PartnerID?

ightevenmckane
Visitor 1

hello shikanem,

what do you think will be a better option.To better mange and keep up with.

moeka
Level 1 Contributor

Hi,

 

I have a question regarding PAL incentive.

When a resource is linked one partner, partner is recieved 8% incentive of  Azure consumption.

When it is linked two partners, each partner ase recieved 3% incentive of Azure consumption.

In the case of over three partners, can each partner are recieved 3% incentive as well linked two partner?

jspiers
Visitor 1

My company has starting recieving an error alert when we try to add PAL that our Partner ID is invalid even though we have used this in the past to assign PAL and our ID is still active. We have gotten this error message on two different accounts. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Is there an alias I can reach out to to resolve the issue?

ggalloway
Level 3 Contributor

At my company we originally used our corporate “virtual organization” partner ID. That ID stopped working for Partner Admin Link and we we had to use our location specific partner ID sometime in the last year.
tammyshannon1
Visitor 1

Hello, 

 

We have linked our customers awhile back but it is still not showing in partner center. Who do we contact in regards to getting this resolved?

JASA1976
Level 6 Contributor

You need to raise a support ticket within the partner center. They can then check to see whether you are receiving anything via PAL's.

 

timd
Visitor 1

Hello - Is there any ability to set/modify PAL via an API? I only see reference to UX, CLI, and PS but no REST API.

 

This should be an expected method for MSPs and large Partners to onboard PAL at scale through automation without the need for modules.

 

Thanks.

ggalloway
Level 3 Contributor

In case you don’t get an answer... If you want to figure out the REST API behind PowerShell you can just run Fiddler to monitor what REST API is called behind the scenes.
Mihai
Microsoft

Hi @timd,

 

Thank you very much for getting in touch with us on Microsoft Partner Community!

 

I will do an investigation on this and will try to reach someone with this kind of knowledge. 

 

Keep in touch and have a nice day!

Mihai

Iulia
Microsoft

Dear Partners,

We have seen recently numerous questions on the Microsoft Partner Community and requests received by our Support teams around Azure PAL and the possibility to use PAL to count towards Cloud Platform competency.

Azure Partner Admin Link Preview

Partner Admin Link (PAL) enables Microsoft to identify and recognize partners who drive Azure customer success. Optimized for managed services where your organization is acting on behalf of the customer, PAL allows you to associate your MPN ID with the credentials that you use to deliver services within the customer's Azure tenant. More information is available here.

However Azure Partner Admin Link (PAL) is not included in attaining competencies.

The requirements listed for attaining the Cloud Platform Competency include the following : Your company should have achieved the Azure revenue through Digital Partner of Record association, selling as Direct providers, indirect resellers. Offer types Trial, Benefits programs, Support and Internal are excluded.

Please bear in mind only DPOR and CSP count towards Cloud Platform competency.

JanoschUlmer
Microsoft

@Iulia : Can you comment on plans that PAL will count for cloud competency in the future? And can you add information what PAL can actually be used for? 

Kind regards,
Janosch
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Iulia
Microsoft

 

 
We haven't been informed about any plan to take the PAL association into account for cloud competencies. We don't know if this will be in place in the future.
What we can confirm is that PAL only counts towards attaining the Azure Expert MSP program.
JASA1976
Level 6 Contributor

Any update as its 2 weeks?