Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Partner

Cloud Cost Optimization uses bill data to provide an accurate view of your costs across accounts and services. This data is consumed by the Flexera One platform and made available for pre-built and ad-hoc analyses. In order to gather the cost information, certain configuration steps must be performed with specific data and credentials being shared with Cloud Cost Optimization.

Note:If your organization is a Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), Cloud Cost Optimization can generate cost information for your customer subscriptions that they can leverage in the platform. For details on how cost information is generated, including limitations, see Managing CSP Partnerships and Customers.

This section describes the configuration and input information needed to connect Azure CSP partnership billing to Cloud Cost Optimization. This is the first, requisite step to generating and showing back your customer cost information. If you are not part of the Azure CSP program, these instructions are not relevant; instead, see Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreement (Legacy).

For Cloud Cost Optimization to generate cost information for your customers, you must provide your CSP Partner information. This information allows the Cloud Cost Optimization platform to call the Microsoft Azure CSP Partner API on your behalf to get information about your CSP customers and their detailed subscription usage information.

The following steps must be completed for Cloud Cost Optimization to provide insight on your Azure CSP bill:

Locate Your Microsoft Partner ID
Locate Your Microsoft Partner Default Domain
Create the Azure CSP Web App
Generate an Azure CSP Key for the Web App

To submit Azure CSP billing data to Cloud Cost Optimization, see Using Cloud Cost Optimization API for Bill Connects.

Once your partner information has been provided to Cloud Cost Optimization, continue to Managing CSP Partnerships and Customers.

For instructions on using Cloud Cost Optimization to add or update billing information, see Adding New Billing Data or Updating Billing Data Configurations. For instructions on connecting your cloud accounts to Policies, see Managing Credentials for Policy Access to External Systems.